What was that?
cries the River Free
I was once your Burden
sings the Delta to the Sea
And now, a bow
The previous post recalled DC comic character The Riddler and his question mark logo. From the great parade of comic fashions - costumes, capes and masks - his is near enough the favourite at bLOGOS/HA HA.
On Dualism's Stage, I usually regard the question mark as a female sign : spiral and wombful. Ditto the Riddler's tease to Bat Man's LOGOS : He Man, upright citizen, phallic Imperator, exclamation hammer! Zap! Pow! Bam!
While Batman was always poised and in control of his emotions, Robin was a highly excitable young man. Throughout their exploits, Robin would often find some event, some comment, some thing, completely unbelievable. On these occasions, he would exclaim, "Holy (insert words here), Batman!" What follows is a list of such outbursts.
("Holy read the list here Batfans!")Still on question marks, I was intrigued several days ago to 'uncover' this 1922 image at the Library of Congress archives.
bLOGOS/HA HA is interested in Labels, and reproduces the
LC Label below. It includes a helpful and unhelpful NOTE :
Title devised by Library staff
TITLE: [Unclothed woman behind "?" sign], 7/28/22
CALL NUMBER: LC-F8- 19377[P&P]
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-npcc-06771 (digital file from original)
RIGHTS INFORMATION: No known restrictions on publication.
MEDIUM: 1 negative : glass ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 22 July 28.
Title devised by Library staff.
Date from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negatives or negative sleeves.
Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947.
This glass negative might show streaks and other blemishes resulting from a natural deterioration in the original coatings.
Temp. note: Batch two.
PART OF: National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress)
REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
DIGITAL ID: (digital file from original) npcc 06771 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/npcc.06771CONTROL #: npc2007006770