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Looking at the way he's dressed and the furnishings behind him, it kind of brings home that what the New Yorker represented was an American version of a stereotypically English style: a kind of brightness and elegance so casual that it's begun to go to seed a tiny bit. And the person is too naturally elegant to care.
Tom, I'm so happy you decided to post a picture of White. As brilliant as his children's books are, it saddens me that his essays seem to have been forgotten, even as the majority of them hold up quite well out of context--and in some cases, quite eerily mirror/foreshadow the societal trials we're revisiting now.
Ah, if I could turn back time, that would be the kind of office space I would love.
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