And forgotten



"Gone'' (photo), by REBECCA SKINNER,  at Galatea Fine Art's  (Boston) "New England Collective V,''  Aug. 1-30.

We used to "break into '' old houses like this (actually, you could usually just walk in via the door) , some, I suppose, abandoned during the Depression and never reoccupied. Their smell of mildew and dead animals was notably unpleasant but the yellowed copies of magazines and newspapers from the '30s were intriguing, raising my interest in the history of what was then only the half-completed  and very bloody 20th Century.

--- Robert Whitcomb