I have NEVER seen this one so neat ! (1968, by Ringo Starr, for Hunter Davies’ book)
I love this : How I won The War premiere & John and Cyn at the London Motor Show, 1967
I AM BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK from my little two day ski trip
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Abram and Easter, 1854 Rosswood Plantation in Redlick, Jefferson County, Mississippi
There’s something very poignant and powerful about this rather rudimentary drawing considering how complex the issue of marriage was for persons enslaved in the early years of the United States, knowing the auction block could break up a family at any time. Slaves could not legally marry but many did by custom, on their own accord or as dictated by their owners (when it would benefit the slave owner of course). They brought traditions of family with them from their native countries. Meaningful relationships whether legal, official, or otherwise gave purpose and hope, and were incredibly important for survival.
Wedding portraits were rare, but a sketch in a journal like the one above might commemorate and serve to document a union.
Frank Sinatra and Peter Lawford in Oceans Eleven.