sextonbasilica · 7 years ago
Could be Rushton?
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What is this? It looks like it’s a cross between a deer and a poodle. A derpoddle.
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sextonbasilica · 7 years ago
Rushton Revival Circus
At long last the great experiment begins. After a very shady deal in a gas station parking lot which Demon and I drove all the way to Macon Georgia to make, we made the acquaintance of Blake Horne. Driving a monstrous, gleaming black metallic pick-up truck the Devil himself might envy, Blake Horne looked like an old Nazcar driver run to fat a bit. He showed us the Rushton molds and I saw right away that there was much more duplication and damage than I had hoped. This was very disappointing and I said as much to Blake Horne who immediately became red faced and hostile. Demon had already paid him a substantial deposit and we were both exhausted. We gave him a vast sum of money and then went our separate ways. I felt sort of queasy at letting him bully us out of all that money in such a gutless way. When we got back to the hotel I thoroughly reviewed the molds and the damaged, duplicitous elements of the transaction were indisputable Both heartbroken and furious,I called Blake Horne and told him that I resented the way her had cheated us. He exclaimed in greasy cracker mock outrage that he had done nothing wrong. I hung up on him as he laughed demonically. For months I just let the molds sit untouched. Still, I truly do love the lively little faces created by Ella Wight Rushton and manufactured by her mother, Mary Rushton. Was I really going to let that Georgia cracker fucker have the last laugh? HELL NO!
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sextonbasilica · 8 years ago
I would dearly love to know who the photographer was and the story behind these pictures...Jacob Riis, Lewis Hines?
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New York: Tenement families. Early 1900s.
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sextonbasilica · 8 years ago
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Lina Medina
Born in Ticrapo, Peru,[1] to silversmith Tiburelo Medina and Victoria Losea,[2] Medina was brought to a hospital by her parents at the age of five years due to increasing abdominal size. She was originally thought to have had a tumor, but her doctors determined she was in her seventh month of pregnancy. Dr. Gerardo Lozada took her to Lima, Peru, to have other specialists confirm that Medina was pregnant.
Contemporary newspaper accounts indicate that interest in the case developed on many fronts. The San Antonio Light newspaper reported in its July 16, 1939, edition—in anticipation of the girl's expected visit to U.S. university scientific facilities—that a national Peruvian obstetrician/midwife association had demanded that the girl be transported to a national maternity hospital; the paper quoted April 18 reports in the Peruvian paper La Crónica stating that a North American filmmaking concern sent a representative "with authority to offer the sum of $5000 to benefit the minor [in exchange for filming rights] ... we know that the offer was rejected."[3] The same article, reprinted from a Chicago paper, noted that Dr. Lozada had made films of Medina for scientific documentation and had shown them around April 21 while addressing Peru's National Academy of Medicine; on a subsequent visit to visit Lina's remote hometown, some of the baggage carrying the films had been dropped into the river while crossing "a very primitive bridge": "Enough of his pictorial record remained, however, to intrigue the learned savants."[3]
A month and a half after the original diagnosis, on May 14, 1939, Medina gave birth to a boy by a caesarean section necessitated by her small pelvis. The surgery was performed by Dr. Lozada and Dr. Busalleu, with Dr. Colareta providing anaesthesia. Her case was reported in detail by Dr. Edmundo Escomel in the medical journal La Presse Médicale, including the additional details that her menarche had occurred at eight months of age, in contrast to a past report stating that she had been having regular periods since she was three years old[4] (or 2½ according to a different article[1]). The report also detailed that she had prominent breast development by the age of four. By age five, her figure displayed pelvic widening and advanced bone maturation. When doctors performed the caesarean to deliver her baby, they found she already had fully mature sexual organs from precocious puberty.
Her son
Medina's son weighed 2.7 kg (6.0 lb; 0.43 st) at birth and was named Gerardo after her doctor. Gerardo was raised believing that Medina was his sister, but found out at the age of 10 that she was his mother. He grew up healthy but died in 1979 at the age of 40 of a bone marrow disease.
Later life
Medina has never revealed the father of the child nor the circumstances of her impregnation. Dr. Escomel suggested she might not actually know herself by writing that Medina "couldn't give precise responses".[4]
Although Lina's father was arrested on suspicion of child sexual abuse, he was later released due to lack of evidence, and the biological father who impregnated Lina was never identified.[4][5] Additionally, there was no explanation of how a five-year-old girl could conceive a child.[6]
In young adulthood, she worked as a secretary in the Lima clinic of Dr. Lozada, who gave her an education and helped put her son through high school.[6] Medina later married Raúl Jurado, who fathered her second son in 1972. As of 2002, they lived in a poor district of Lima known as "Chicago Chico" ("Little Chicago").[1] She refused an interview with Reuters that year,[1] just as she had turned away many reporters in years past.[6]
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