One of over 300 photographs from the 1893 World's Fair, known also as the Columbian Exposition, from a heavy, tatty book I rescued years ago, don't know what to do with, and am about to consign to the attic.
This photograph is of "Kalihl Nasair, an Arab from Deir-el-Kammer in Syria. He is a grandee in his native village and conducts affairs with a high hand. This man has a peculiarily fascinating face, the average scowl of his race being absent. He is well aware of his good looks and is never so pleased when he can promenade the Midway, knowing he is admired..."
The guy is actually taller than he appears. My scanner shortened him by at least a foot.
The Wikipedia article gives fair coverage of the Chicago event.
Ello held a contest for a basket of Asian treats (including dried squid and Monako cookies) and an Amazon gift card.
Carrie Harris and I won it!
Visit Ello to see the goodies. I will try a different one each day and give a comsumer report here on the blog.
Ello also posted an interview with R.L.LaFevers - author of the Theodosia books - conducted by her daughter Summer. It's the best interview I've ever read. Period.
Good writerly stuff:
See Jim Butcher's blog.
Have noticed many women newscasters are wearing elaborate pectoral necklaces.