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photoriffs:

Main Street, Webster, Massachusetts
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"In the afternoon there was a dinner at which tediously predictable worthies of New York — John A. Dix, Horace Greeley, and a divine or two — gave speeches. At the close of the tributes, Grant rose and, as he had done in St. Louis more than a year earlier, gave the speech which was to become his trademark. The New York Times report included the response of his audience: ‘I rise only to say I do not intend to say anything. [Laughter] I thank you for your kind words and your hearty welcome. [Applause].’"
Ulysses Grant had a “perfect speech” that he used on several occasions beginning in 1865. From Grant: A Biography (1982), by William S. McFeely: (via historical-nonfiction)

(Source: futilitycloset.com, via historical-nonfiction)

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aptr:

Catch the incredible Richard Linklater film BOYHOOD this August at a/perture!
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leabastie:

27 mai : Le photographe de Vanity Fair commente ses (très) belles photos de stars prises pendant le Festival
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