The Ampersand

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Seed & Feed

December 1935. “Waterfront in New Orleans. French market sidewalk scene.” Large-format nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the FSA. Thanks to Jon, who found this on Shorpy.

Broken Ampersand

MY HUSBAND BROKE MY AMPERSAND TODAY Are you familiar with the ‘green acrylic, decorative accessory ampersand’ sold by Pottery Barn? Well, I loved it when I saw it and bought one for $29.00. I am a graphic designer and found its shape very inspiring. I love typography and I could not resist this attractive element. […]

Mountain Lake & Stream

Craig Conley writes: Which came first: Ampersand Stream, or Lake, or Mountain? Here’s an intriguing explanation from The Gentleman’s Magazine, 1892: Ampersand is a mountain. It is a lake. It is a stream. The mountain stands in the heart of the Adirondack country, just near enough to the thoroughfare of travel for thousands of people […]