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The Power of the Sea
On this day in 1912, the RMS Titanic set forth on its ill-fated maiden voyage. With the power of the sea on our mind, today we’re featuring photographer Jean Gaumy, an official painter of the French navy. Gaumy’s work on life on the water was published in English in Men at Sea. THE NORTH SEA—Onboard the Spanish trawler Rowanlea, 1998.
Book of the Week
RFK Funeral Train
by Paul Fusco
Thirty-nine years ago this week in Los Angeles, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. A funeral train carried his body from New York City to Washington, D.C. In RFK Funeral Train, Paul Fusco documents the funeral train procession. Despite the hot weather, hundreds of thousands of people stood along the train tracks waiting to pay their respects.
Join the Fray
The noises of men die slowly but as our car rolls over the continental division we know that the waters we will drink from now on will belong to rivers that in their turn belong to the Pacific and not anymore to our grey Atlantic and the noises of animals have taken over.