Author Archives: Leslie D. Bartlett

About Leslie D. Bartlett

I am a photographer Cape Ann Historian; as a Historian I present the heritage of Cape Ann through lectures, my photography and writings. As a photographer I stand speak on behalf of the image - most often a landscape image

“Take Your Best Shot”

  “However, it wasn’t until the 1880s that the verb “to take” decisively replaced the verb “to receive” and “shoot” became a synonym for “take.” It was also only through the industrialization of chemical photography that this shift occurred. Most … Continue reading

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What Shall I Call You…

“What shall I call you? Look, my lips are lame. You are the beginning of all that gushes forth, I am the slow and fearful Amen that timidly concludes your beauty.” Rilke, The Duino Elegies

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Copper Beech Initial Trees

I am preparing a story telling related to the Copper Beech Initial Trees of Pigeon Cove and Rockport. The story telling will take place May 21 at the Marblehead Arts Association at 2 – 4 pm. This is an Artist Event … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln and the The Rockport Granite Company

Standing Abraham Lincoln Sculpture The Lincoln Monument on the West Plaza of the Nebraska State Capitol is the only structure on the grounds that predates Bertram Goodhue’s “Tower on the Plains” begun in 1922. Abraham Lincoln Sculpture The Nebraska Legislature … Continue reading

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In My Fathers House, There Are Many Rooms

The house we are born into and the house we dream are rarely the same space. The house we are born into is rarely the house our father has built for us. The wood of my father’s house was seeded … Continue reading

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This is my daily work

“This is my daily work over which my shadow lies like a shell. And even if I’m like leaves and loam, whenever I pray or paint it becomes like Sunday once again, and in the valley, I’m the voice of … Continue reading

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The Lamentation

THE LAMENTATION “The body of Christ with the full sweep of its arms and with the powerful simple curve which extends from the toe to the lofting hand giving an affectionate blessing, forms the liaison between heaven and earth. He … Continue reading

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