“Miss Devil, (Betty Taylor), smiles triumphantly as she overlooks the Hell scene presented by the Freshman stunt winners in their picturization of “Helle’s Bell.”The belles and gruesome skeltons in the pictures create the setting for the sad tale of Orpheus and won the cup for the class.”
Bohemia is the first stage in artistic life; it is the preface to the Academy, the hospital, or the Morgue.
Dancer Désiré in Jupiter, carte de visite, albumen print. Paris, c.1865
from La Bohème [The Staging of Artists in photography of the 19th and 20th century] exhibition at Museum Ludwig Köln