Friday, January 11, 2008

Head cold

{Homicide Victim With Fedora, ca. 1915, archives of the City of New York}

Note to self:
If you're going to partake of what E. B. White calls "the brief medicinal illusion of gin," you should be very careful that, on leaving the dispensary that delivered said illusory prescription, your hat is on your head rather than under your chair.
This advice holds especially true if you wrote about that hat earlier that day.

Fortunately, the bar is still in possession of the hat and is holding it for me.

1 comment:

  1. I apologize for the watermark on that photo; I thought the picture was so striking that it was worth including regardless. The City of New York sells prints, so they unnecessarily feel that they need to watermark the digital versions.