"Circus parade down Main Street, in Gloucester, Mass, in the 1890s,'' photo by Walter Gardner, at the Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester.
Those poor elephants! But of course, as terribly as circuses have treated them, it wasn't nearly as brutal as in Africa, where the mass murder of these highly social and intelligent animals in Africa continues as bad as ever. That's in large part of the barbaric, sick Chinese ivory obsession and the African poachers who feed this obscene hunger. Will there be any elephants living in the wild in 20 years?
--- Robert Whitcomb
"Whale's Jaw, Dogtown,'' from the archives of the Cape Ann Museum, in Gloucester.
From left, "Howard Blackburn''(detail, egg tempera on board), by Peter Vincent; "Pavilion Beach'' (detail, oil on canvas), by Jeff Weaver, and "Gloucester Reveries'' (detail, woodblock reduction print), by Dor Gorvett, in the "Three Visions of Gloucester'' show at the Cape Ann Museum through Feb. 28.
The museum notes that he spent five summers on Cape Ann, using its Maine-like backdrop to "experiment with color and explore ideas about form, texture and light.''
His Cape Ann work does not evoke his far more famous and gritty pictures of life in New York City as a member of the "Ashcan School''.