femme-de-lettres
femme-de-lettres:

Large (Wikimedia)
Often, impressionistic cityscapes like Robert Koehler’s Rainy Evening on Hennepin Avenue—circa 1902—capture a sort of urban anonymity.
The people who walk past are, generally speaking, both interchangeable and—though they may have some fascinating purpose or history—illegible.
Here, though, the woman, her rain-booted son, and their loping dog all have just a little bit more personality than might be expected.
But then, that shouldn’t be surprising: they are, as the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts identifies them, “the artist’s wife, Marie, and their son, Edwin, along with the family dog.”

femme-de-lettres:

Large (Wikimedia)

Often, impressionistic cityscapes like Robert Koehler’s Rainy Evening on Hennepin Avenue—circa 1902—capture a sort of urban anonymity.

The people who walk past are, generally speaking, both interchangeable and—though they may have some fascinating purpose or history—illegible.

Here, though, the woman, her rain-booted son, and their loping dog all have just a little bit more personality than might be expected.

But then, that shouldn’t be surprising: they are, as the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts identifies them, “the artist’s wife, Marie, and their son, Edwin, along with the family dog.”

gunrunnerhell

gunrunnerhell:

Bears

Although Colt is known for their snake revolver series, there were two bear-named revolvers. The Colt Kodiak uses the Anaconda frame with a ported barrel and was chambered in .44 Magnum. The Colt Grizzly uses the Colt King Cobra frame but with a Python barrel and was chambered in .357 Magnum. Due to their limited production run both are very difficult to find and often command premium prices. Some examples have sold for $5,000+ based on condition. (GRH)