The Baystate Objectivist

The Baystate Objectivist

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Chicopee Wall

And other photos.

In downtown Chicopee there is a wall (above) that has a mural meant to depict the town's history. It is in a state of considerable decay, but many images remain quite clear, such as this one from the 1940's.

This image of the 50's is quite deteriorated.

This section depicts the anti-war movement of the 1960's.

An all purpose protest sign.

Hopefully some attempt will be made to restore and preserve this mural.

Shutterbugs were swarming at UMass this weekend for the New England Photography Convention. Here they are clicking away at a model in the Campus Center courtyard.

Among the prints for sale was this one of Bob Dylan with the Grateful Dead.

In downtown Northampton yesterday an ultra-cool caddy convertible was parked in front of my friend Zak's restaurant The Eclipse.

I'm sorry to learn that Don Lesser will no longer be writing his food column for the Hampshire Gazette. Fortunately however he did manage to write this glowing review of Zak's place before leaving.

I'm intrigued by this antique sewing machine I came across in Hamp. My mother's maiden name was White.

Does anyone have any information about this antique?

I like Hadley's new welcome sign.

Jack Kerouac would like this bumpersticker.

The ol' Captain is getting a little paranoid.

More madness outta Amherst.

A major new release from Northampton's School for the Dead.

Photo from stage of Taste of Amherst by Max Germer


TT said...

Long time reader, first time commenter...

White was a very popular sewing machine brand in the early to mid 20th century. The company started in Templeton, MA. You can still find the old machines around at tag sales, antique shops etc.

Tom said...

Cool, thanks for the info!

Tiago said...

Graffities are great. They are an unvaluated form of contemporary art that truly get in people´s mind as they are not just in museums for a small elite, they are in the streets to be watched by everybody. Last summer on my vacations I traveled south and I took a Buenos Aires temporary rent where I took a city tour that only showed the Buenos Aires graffities, it was spectacular.