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15 Apr 05:23

The Hobo Museum in Britt , Iowa

Aune.emily

for jason

The Hobo Museum

“Decide your own life, don't let another person run or rule you.“ This is the first rule of the Hobo ethical code. 

In most people's mind hoboes are a thing of the past, frozen in time since the Depression. The hobo’s picturesque image, walking along rails with a light bindle stick, hopping steam trains from state to state to avert his fate, solidifies him as an iconic American figure.

However, one might be surprised that "hoboes" don’t just belong to the past of the US. Small but dynamic communities mindful of perserving their history, their ethics, and their legacy, exist today.

Since 1974, three different generations composing the hobo community converge once a year in the city of Britt, Iowa to celebrate and exchange thoughts, tips, and stories about a penniless lifestyle. They gather to share tales of wandering around the country avoiding troubles and danger, and to preserve their self-taught train engineering and coded languages generated by decades of hoboes.

With the goal of archiving and keeping alive their culture, the Hobo Foundation bought the Britt movie theater and installed a permanent display of artifacts donated by the itinerant workers: extensive memorabilia of such famous hoboes as Frisco Jack, Connecticut Slim, Hard Rock Kid and Pennsylvania Kid, just to name a few.

On display are original hobo crafts, photographs, videos and documentaries depicting the hobo lifestyle, paintings, a historic postcard collection, and a hobo doll collection. Visiting the Hobo Museum is a deep dive into the most americana branch of vernacular archeology.

08 Apr 16:45

“Little Red Treehouse” in...

by zachklein
Aune.emily

shared because it's awesome



“Little Red Treehouse” in Lapland, Sweden.

Contributed by Joan Childs.

08 Apr 19:50

Structure built from trees taken down by the local beaver in the...

by steffeno
Aune.emily

shared for the phrase "the local beaver." (also because i'm obsessed with norway.)



Structure built from trees taken down by the local beaver in the woods outside of Oslo, Norway.

Contributed by Steffen Oftedal.

08 Apr 15:32

Turkey farm in Idaho, June 1944.Photograph by Maynard Owen...

Aune.emily

this photo is terrifying



Turkey farm in Idaho, June 1944.
Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic

01 Apr 16:12

A seaplane docked at Keuka Lake near Hammondsport, New...



A seaplane docked at Keuka Lake near Hammondsport, New York.
Photograph courtesy Alexander Graham Bell Collection

31 Mar 20:48

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10 Dec 17:57

It would be very curious to record by means of photographs, not the stage of the picture, but its metamorphoses

by but does it float
Light Drawings — photographs of Pablo Picasso by Gjon Mili, 1949 Title: Picasso Folkert
18 Feb 22:21

Paul Newman, 1963.

Aune.emily

goddamn



Paul Newman, 1963.

17 Feb 17:01

Richard Nixon and Robocop

by mr-raccoon


Richard Nixon and Robocop

09 Feb 20:39

Swing to Infinity Inside Thilo Frank’s Mirrored Room

by Christopher Jobson

Swing to Infinity Inside Thilo Franks Mirrored Room swings mirrors installation

Swing to Infinity Inside Thilo Franks Mirrored Room swings mirrors installation

Swing to Infinity Inside Thilo Franks Mirrored Room swings mirrors installation

Measuring just 4 x 4 x 8 meters this small, windowless room might normally be considered a claustrophobic nightmare if it were’t lined from floor to ceiling with dozens of mirrors creating a reflective universe that seems to stretch into infinity. Titled “The Phoenix is closer than it appears,” the room was constructed by artist Thilo Frank at the Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, Denmark. The Matrix-like space also features a swing that allows visitors an opportunity to view hundreds of cloned reflections swinging at all possible angles. I can think of quite a few illicit substances that should probably not be consumed before entering this room. (via designboom, myedol)

10 Jan 11:03

Multi-Touch Gestures by Gabriele Meldaikyte

by Rose Etherington

Royal College of Art student Gabriele Meldaikyte has designed a set of interactive exhibits for a museum of iPhone gestures (+ slideshow). (more...)

08 Jan 22:52

Moonwalk: Free Climber Dean Potter Walks a Highline Across a Rising Full Moon at Yosemite National Park

by Christopher Jobson

Moonwalk: Free Climber Dean Potter Walks a Highline Across a Rising Full Moon at Yosemite National Park timelapse stunts moon

This is one of the more impressive full moon time-lapses films you’ll ever see. Adventure filmmaker Bryan Smith shot this remarkable clip of American free climber Dean Potter as he traverses a highline tied to Cathedral Peak in Yosemite National Park. To get the wild perspective Potter used a camera equipped with a Canon 800mm super telephoto lens positioned over a mile away. Beautiful.

Update: Several people have written to clarify that this is technically not a “time-lapse” film, as both the climber and moon are actually moving in real time, it’s only the magnification of the moon that seems to mimic similar films that capture it in motion. Fair enough.

02 Jan 20:55

New: Starfucker – “Say To You”

by Luis Tovar

This is the third single off Starfucker’s upcoming LP, and while “While I’m Still Alive” and “Leave It All Behind” happily embraced the YOLO/endtimes vibe that were so in vogue last year, “Say To You” seems to have moved on from the party. This is the melancholic trance/hangover that follows such indulgences. It’s a laid back, quiet song, and a good one put on if you’re trying to float away from everything. “I am born / apathetic, finally.” Stream some detachment below.

Miracle Mile is out February 19.

Read more articles like "New: Starfucker – “Say To You”" on Pretty Much Amazing.

Tags: Starfucker, STRFKR
13 Dec 18:48

“At night you won’t switch on the ceiling lamp. You’ll switch on the window.”

by Dan Howarth

Glowing walls, windows and furniture will replace light bulbs and LEDs in homes as OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology improves, according to Dietmar Thomas of Philips Lumiblade (+ movie). (more…)