Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Harriet Tubman




I liked this artists mock-up even though it's extremely non-traditional.  Sticking it in it's own post because I don't know how to add it to the old post below.

18 comments:

ndspinelli said...

Pistol Packin' Mama!

edutcher said...

Looks like she's robbing a 7-11.

ndspinelli said...

It's gotta be tougher and tougher being an armed robber w/ so many people using cards now.

Methadras said...

Harriet Tubman, the terminator of her day. Come with me if you want to live.

ndspinelli said...

Good to have Synova back.

Synova said...

I didn't really go anywhere. I've just been busy settling into having a job instead of going to school. :)



Lem said...

Sticking it in it's own post because I don't know how to add it to the old post below.

That is no problem Synova. You are welcome to repeat on a subject anytime. We do it all the time.

Methadras said...

Hey, is it cool to say, "I'll bet you a Tubman..." now?

ndspinelli said...

Hope the settling goes well. Whenever I see someone is new to a job I go out of my way to be nice. We all remember the stress of starting new jobs. We remember the assholes who gave us a hard time and the people who were nice. I try to always be the latter.

ampersand said...

They should have put her on the trillion dollar bill. That's where this mess is heading.

Chip Ahoy said...

I thought the underground railroad was a, you know, a railroad that was, you know, under the ground.

For my eyes have beheld such wonders. In fact I rode them. And not just once. A whole bunch of time. Railroads right under the ground.

Harriet Tubman must have been a marvelous RR person. My grandfather was. He was working on the RR all the live-long day. And came back covered with grease. It was a filthy job. But I never saw any of that. But later, after he was gone, in his house with the windows open in summer and moisture saturating the morning air, in the distance far below at the bottom of Lehigh Valley and out of sight, the sound of railroad wafted up hauntingly, stirring the imaginations of children in the houses at the top. It goes like this:

toot toot ... toot toot ... toot toot

rcocean said...

"I thought the underground railroad was a, you know, a railroad that was, you know, under the ground."

That's what I literally thought as a young child. I imagined the abolitionists had dug a big tunnel from the slave states to the free ones.

I was really disappointed when i learned the truth.

rcommal said...

rcocean:

Why?

edutcher said...

If the Choom Gang thought taking Hamilton off the 10 was rough, wait till the pushback for Andy starts.

Sixty Grit said...

That art work shows her carrying a revolver, while her own pistol, preserved in a museum somewhere, was a single shot flintlock.

Artists, what do they know? I guess I should be happy they didn't portray her carrying a phaser.

AllenS said...

I look at Harriett, and I see a Trump voter/enforcer.

deborah said...

Hi Synova! What a great representation. I like how the hand reaches out so effectively. As for the pistol, it coolly fits in with the Old West still going on at the time.

AprilApple said...

Obama is going to make sure she looks like a poor victim.

Synova's version would make Obama's head explode.