Saturday, August 10, 2013

Today -100: August 10, 1913: Of September morns

The Post Office bans reproductions of French painter Paul Chabas’s “September Morn” from the US mails.

An art store owner was just arrested in New Orleans for displaying a print of it in the window. In March an art store owner was arrested for the same crime in Chicago but was acquitted. Anthony Comstock, puritanical asshole and head of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, went into a store in NY and ordered the owner to remove a copy from the window but he refused.

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