“Have you ever made a just man?”
“Oh, I have made three,” answered God,
“But two of them are dead,
And the third —
And you will hear the thud of his defeat.”
— Stephen Crane
The Delphic Oracle
John William Godward 1889
Seth Kinman, Californian hunter and obvious total badass.
“Seth Kinman (September 29, 1815 – February 24, 1888)…claimed to have shot a total of over 800 grizzly bears, and, in a single month, over 50 elk. He was a hotel keeper and a barkeeper, and was noted for his fiddle playing…Known for his publicity seeking, Kinman appeared as a stereotypical mountain man dressed in buckskins on the U.S. east coast and selling cartes de visites of himself and his famous chairs. The chairs were made from elkhorns and grizzly bear skins and given to U.S. Presidents.”
I believe he also went on to star as Hagrid in the Harry Potter series of films.
Two People [woodcut]
This looks like the cover to a twee band’s debut EP or the skin for a manic pixie dream girl’s PowerBook.