Calling All Poets/Creative Minds to A Grand Collaboration – Poets for Peace


image copyright neha 2016

    image copyright neha 2016

Hello Everyone,

This collaboration is initiated by my talented friend Michael (M. Zane McClellan)  from the poetry channel and will be hosted here on forgottenmeadows. Many wonderful bloggers like Marie (, Kim ( and others have helped in putting this together and spreading the word out. The deadline for contribution is August 31st, 2016! I urge you to help us make this creative effort successful by joining in.Below is Michael’s message:

“In response to the recent unceasing, and, in fact escalating global violence, we have seen and felt a corresponding surge in poetry about it.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to share your thoughts and feelings, a piece of yourself, to add to other Poets from around the world. We are hopeful that the combined weight of our collective spirit and wisdom will be felt worldwide as well.


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History in Pictures

Through*the*Lens Photography

Joseph Byron Group Selfie – December 1920

Who knows if it is or not, but this may very well be the first ever group Selfie taken… although I’m pretty sure they didn’t call it that! This group portrait was taken in the 1920s on a rooftop in New York City.

This image is of the group taking the resulting image below that:

Joseph Byron Group Selfie 1920

The photographs, which were both taken nearly a century ago in December of 1920, picture the photographers of the Byron Company. They Byron Company was one of New York’s pre-eminent commercial photography studios from 1892 to 1942.

From left to right we have; Joseph Byron, Pirie MacDonald, Colonel Marceau, Pop Core and Ben Falk. Byron and Falk are tasked with holding the heavy camera during the exposure.

Joseph Byron Group Selfie Result

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