by Emmett R Smith
Now that the late-modern age is over and we are living on Cymbalta and our professional credentials like so many nervous hijacked air passengers in the noisy Third World international airport at Qandahar, it can only help our historical grasp of what is happening to us at the end of an age and the Renaissance civilization of the past half-millenium, to see these images of what modernism was.
This photograph of Northern Pacific steam locomotive 5000, Class Z-5, leaving Glendive, MT, in February 1938, was made by by Ron V Nixon, and prints of it and others like it are for sale, at: http://muse.museum.montana.edu/
[Emmett R Smith
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[16 September 2009]