Sunday, December 8, 2019

André Béhotéguy


André Béhotéguy (1900 - 1960) was a French rugby union player.
Only 1.66 meters tall and 69 kg, the heavy indoor quarter was nineteen times French national player.
With the XVde France he won the silver medal in the 1924 Olympic rugby tournament. In addition to rugby, Béhotéguy was successful in other sports;  he became French rowing champion and represented France in international athletics competitions.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Stephen Harrod Buhner

Stephen Harrod Buhner is an Earth poet and the award-winning author of ten books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment, and herbal medicine. 
He comes from a long line of healers including Leroy Burney, Surgeon General of the United States under Eisenhower and Kennedy, and Elizabeth Lusterheide, a midwife and herbalist who worked in rural Indiana in the early nineteenth century. 
The greatest influence on his work, however, has been his great-grandfather C.G. Harrod who primarily used botanical medicines, also in rural Indiana, when he began his work as a physician in 1911.
Stephen's work has appeared or been profiled in publications throughout North America and Europe including Common BoundaryApotheosisShaman's DrumThe New York Times, CNN, and Good Morning America.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Richard Fleischer's Che!

Che! is a 1969 American biographical drama film directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Omar Sharif as Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara.
It follows Guevara from when he first landed in Cuba in 1956 to his death in Bolivia in 1967, although the film does not portray the formative pre-Cuban revolution sections of Che's life as described in the autobiographical book The Motorcycle Diaries (1993).
The film was directed by Richard Fleischer who stated before filming: “An enormous amount of pressure has been brought to bear on this film - both for and against the subject. Each group is afraid we're going to favor the other. The picture will be a character study, and I will only say that it is neither pro nor anti Guevera. The printing of his diary caused only minor changes to the picture... I consider our sources for information impeccable and I cannot tell you who they are.”
"We are doing purely the story Che, the person, not the movement," said producer Sy Bartlett. "We want to show what happened with the people who touched his life."
Filming started in October in Puerto Rico. The island was chosen because South America was considered too politically unstable.
The film received mostly negative reviews at the time of its release. Film critic Roger Ebert panned the film and the motivations for producing the drama, writing: "From the beginning, it sounded like a bad dream. Hollywood was making a movie about Che Guevara. Why? Probably because somebody smelled easy money, having been inspired by the sales figures on Che posters. That must have been the reason, because Che! is abundant evidence that no one connected with this stinkeroo gave a damn about Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, the Cuban Revolution or anything else requiring more than five seconds' thought".


Thursday, December 5, 2019

Recently Discovered Photos of Chasseurs Alpins

These photos have recently been rediscovered,depicting Chasseurs Alpins in 1915 and before.




Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Strike

On strike in Oude Pekela, Netherlands, 29 september 1969


Strikers at the milk factory Ommelanden, Groningen, Netherlands
Polish strike leader Lech Walesa hands out autographs in Danzig
Strikers march in Belgium
Spanish workers on strike
Asturian workers on strike, Spain 

Monday, December 2, 2019

Sunday, December 1, 2019

On SPECIAL this week, Basukuberē Berets!


The Japanese import Basukuberē Beret Series is a very different type of beret. 
The beret is typical Japanese style with a roomy hood, slightly plumb appearance and without a cabillou (or 'chobo' in Japanese). Made of a combination of polyester and rayon fibers, these berets are light and, while keeping your head warm in winter, literally very cool in summer. 
Fitted with a broad elastic band and internal drawstring to make the beret fully size adjustable, this beret comes in black and 3 colours. 
For one week only from $40.00 @ $32.00 (as long as stock lasts)! 


Farmers with Berets in Colour (2)

Basque Country, Spain
Cattle herding by bicycle
Basque farmers
Basque farmer
Patagonia, Chile

Patagonia, Chile



Saturday, November 30, 2019

Farmers with Berets in Colour

Portrait of a farmer, Bordeaux region, France
Farmer, Galicia, Spain
Farmer picking potatoes, Asturias, Spain
Farmer from the Basque Country with his straw hives
Elderly farmer in his garden, Spain
Farmer and his wife, Béhorléguy, France, 1967