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Women and Shadows: A Meditation (11/24/2018) - You can learn a lot from shadows. You can learn the shapes of things you can't see — including yourself. Sometimes we overemphasize shadows' propensity for distortion — for elongation, compression, reorientation. But that distortion is data -- about time of day, direction, season. And never forget: shadows are inextricably attached to the object they represent. We know something is real because it has a shadow. And when we see a shadow, we know there is light. The woman stands Read More
 


 

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Harvest Time on Pine Street, ca. 1970

Harvest Time on Pine Street, ca. 1970

What's new and happening today — planting gardens, organic food, chickens in the back yard — that's what we did!...
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People meeting people: Facing the Street, June 2018

People meeting people: Facing the Street, June 2018

The photo exhibit Facing the Street, featured on the streets of the Swamp Ward and in the Elm Cafe for...
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What Photographs Say

What Photographs Say

Take a look at this photograph. What do you see? When Chris Miner — my co-curator for the Facing the...
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Mary Tutak Boswick, a Polish Kingstonian

Mary Tutak Boswick, a Polish Kingstonian

SWIHHP is delighted to have a guest blog post this month from Joan McCulloch, telling the story of her grandmother's...
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Real Fathers, Real Sons

Real Fathers, Real Sons

Fernando Monte and Bill Cassidy both live on Raglan Road. Both were raised Catholic, found fulfillment in the arts —...
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Bootlegging in the Swamp Ward

Bootlegging in the Swamp Ward

When I first started interviewing people in the Swamp Ward, I was a bit perplexed by all the bootlegging I...
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The Art of Transcribing

The Art of Transcribing

Ella Mackay Singh worked with SWIHHP this summer on a fellowship through Queen's. She did some fascinating thinking about what...
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Episode Six: The Sixties Come to Kingston

Episode Six: The Sixties Come to Kingston

Our sixth podcast starts with an account of an explosive City Council meeting on August 31, 1970. Even the Whig-Standard stood...
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What’s in a Name? Episode One of Stories of the Swamp Ward

What’s in a Name? Episode One of Stories of the Swamp Ward

You might be here because you already heard this podcast episode, but if not, here it is! I'm not sure...
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Ka’tarohkwi: The Original Swamp Ward?

Ka’tarohkwi: The Original Swamp Ward?

You've all seen this word around a lot, right? There's the creek, the river, the conservation area, the dental clinic,...
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