Anatomically correct vascular systems made from blown glass by Gary Baslow.
Pentti Sammallahti, Solovki, White Sea, Russia, 1992
In 1964 a photographer from LIFE Magazine was sent to Eastern Kentucky to document the focus of Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty”: the Appalachian region, particularly targeted by the program after having suffered tremendously in the wake of the declining coal trade after World War II. Johnson’s program had mixed results and reception, however: though in many ways a descendant of FDR’s New Deal, many felt that the treatment of the people the program was trying to help was demeaning and sensationalized. This photo-essay, entitled “The Valley of Poverty,” perhaps supports this view, describing its subjects as “disease-ridden and unschooled…without jobs and even without hope. Government relief and handouts of surplus food have sustained them on a bare sustenance level for so many years that idleness and relief are now their accepted way of life.” (x)