Sunday, April 5, 2020

Rome 2019: Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto

With Italy currently on lockdown and most everyone elsewhere under stay-at-home orders, I thought I'd revisit last year's trip when none of us realized how good we had it. Today's photographs are from a free walking tour of Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto in Rome taken on July 9, 2019.

Piazza Venezia

Piazza Venezia

Piazza Venezia: The Victor Emmanuel II National Monument














































Trastevere:










Frida Kahlo street art



Calendario Romano 2020

The Tiber


The dome of St. Peter's Basilica








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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Rome 2019: The Theatre of Marcellus and the Pantheon

With Italy on lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19, my thoughts return wistfully to our visit last summer. These photographs date from July 9, 2019 when Rome was teeming with tourists, although you don't see all that many here. The morning was overcast and wet but the day eventually became sunny.
The Theatre of Marcellus

The Theatre of Marcellus





Largo di Torre Argentina
The Pantheon


The Pantheon


The Pantheon


The Pantheon





Floor drains in the Pantheon take care of the rainwater.

The Pantheon

The Victor Emmanuel II National Monument

The Victor Emmanuel II National Monument





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Friday, April 3, 2020

Louis Jamme: The Prosecution Rests

A tense courtroom is the setting for an original cartoon by Louis Jamme (1913-1949). But wait—does the nervous defendant know about his Fifth Amendment rights?
"I remember hearing a voice say, 'Stick 'em up!'...then suddenly it came to me, 'Why, that's my voice!'"
Louis Jamme

Detail of defendant with eight fingers

Detail of court officer, court reporter, and prosecutor

Paper loss along the top edge

Louis Jamme's signature

Typewritten caption and printer's marks indicating a 5" vignette







Louis Jamme

The five original cartoons by Louis Jamme in summary:



Note:  
This is the fifth and last of the original works by cartoonist Louis Jamme that came to the art auction market late last month. As with the other four examples, I am eager to hear from anyone in the know about where this cartoon may have been published.

The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that no person shall be compelled to testify against himself in a criminal case, among other elucidated rights.



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