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Sunday, July 15, 2018

TERRELL STATE (MENTAL) HOSPITAL
(Photo Series #4)

Please enjoy the 4th & Final set in my photo series of the famous Texas mental hospital at Terrell, TX.

Even though the original 1885 hospital was lost, there is still so much to ponder here. If only these structures and walls could talk. But, as I’ve said before, these pictures are at least worth 1000 words apiece. So join me on my afternoon trip into a daylight nightmare, that only touches on the darkness and chaos, struggle and hopelessness, and morbid isolation which confounded the minds that inhabited these walls.  And in this PHOTO SERIES #4, a very brief glimpse of WILDWOOD CEMETERY, where many of these poor souls passed beyond their lives and left behind their mortal coil on this earth.

Once again, just for bearings...the first picture is the original TERRELL STATE HOSPITAL, which is no longer standing. The second (overhead) online photo of the TERRELL STATE HOSPITAL campus was found online, and meant to give some reference.

TERRELL STATE HOSPITAL. Terrell State Hospital was opened as a regional psychiatric hospital in July 1885. During the late nineteenth century, due to overcrowding in the state's only psychiatric treatment facility, located at Austin, eligible patients throughout Texas were often confined to county jails and poorhouses, both places incapable of treating the mentally ill. CONT. READING HERE: https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/sbt01



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TERRELL STATE (MENTAL) HOSPITAL (Photo Series #1) 


 
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Saturday, July 14, 2018

GEORGE ROZEN
(October 16, 1895 to July 14, 1973)!

GEORGE ROZEN––who died this day in 1973––was an artist who is best known for his dynamic "poster-art" style paintings that graced many of The Shadow Magazine covers. Enjoy some pics and related links:

More ART by GEORGE ROZEN:

MORE ABOUT George Rozen here:

Still MORE:

About GEORGE and his ARTIST BROTHER JEROME:

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

WOW! The amazing dark sculptures of EMIL MELMOTH!


Mexican artist Emil Melmoth crafts bleak, yet absorbing sculptures that combine gothic and religious themes. Or as the artist puts it himself, he’s “inspired on the macabre, death culture, freakshow, medical anatomica, catholicism, deformities.”










Tuesday, July 10, 2018

TEE PUBLIC!

A few months ago I accidentally ran across this great site that prints on-demand T-shirts with graphics by many artists, called TeePublic.com. There logo is "Each purchase supports an independent artist." Cool!

Anyway, I've gotten several great shirts for 30% Off (on a first order and then on sales they run regularly). Not a bad price. And you can pic your shirt color of choice. The quality is excellent! I really like them.

The pics below are a few of the shirts I've added to my wardrobe (need cool shirts when many are buried in boxes from my L.A. move). Also be sure to check out even more great vintage/retro MOVIE POSTER shirts by artist "anisariansshade" at the link below. 

BTW...Two T-shirts ship for the same shipping price as just buying one. So, you save money if you spring for a couple designs.



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