This is a fun post regarding copyright and dictionary info, and a good reminder that you can’t trust it just because it’s in print! Thanks to Mark Sackler for his smart and witty posts!
“You could look it up.”–Casey Stengel
According to the 1975 edition of the New Columbia Encyclopedia, ”Lillian Virginia Mountweazel ( 1942-1973), was an American photographer, b. Bangs, Ohio. Turning from fountain design to photography in 1963, Mountweazel produced her celebrated portraits of the South Sierra Miwok in 1964. She was awarded government grants to make a series of photo-essays of unusual subject matter, including New York City buses, the cemeteries of Paris and rural American mailboxes. The last group was exhibited extensively abroad and published as Flags Up! (1972) Mountweazel died at 31 in an explosion while on assignment for Combustibles magazine.”
It’s an incredible story–at least, according to the 1975 edition of the New Columbia Encyclopedia– with…
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