Conrad of Megenberg, ‘Buch der Natur’, Germany ca. 1434.
Strasbourg, Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire, Ms.2.264, fol. 78v
Soldiers of the 20th Infantry Regiment, Americal Division shave using water that gathered in a bomb crater.
This is a variation on a tattoo with a tulip which signifies, 'I was convicted for theft and robbery when underage, and when I reached eighteen I was transferred to Corrective Labour Colony No.5 to serve out the rest of my sentence (three years)’.
Shomei Tomatsu ph. portrait from Eros series, 1969 Also
Gwent County Hall, Croesyceiliog, c. 1970s
25th Inf. Div. soldier on patrol near Camp Caroline, 1967.
Knights of Columbus Building, New Haven, Connecticut, 1967-69
(Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo Associates)
Sailor with an M14
Text in corrupted Latin reads: ‘I hope without any hope’.
A mermaid sitting on an anchor symbolises the parting with freedom, restricting written communication, and limited alcohol. It was popular in the 1960s & 1970s among both male and female criminals.