Photo 16 Jul 7 notes From my continued Adventures in Weeding, I submit this badass author photo. Something in the combination of the stern turned head, the tweed coat and black frame glasses says that he’s a anthropological folklorist not to be messed with. The book, Folklore and Society, also contains the memorable chapter title “The Bawdy Ballads of Ontario.”
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Edited to add that the subject of this photograph, B.A. Botkin, was actually something of a badass — his work documenting the folk stories of freed slaves and other disenfranchised Americans earned him the scrutiny of the FBI.

From my continued Adventures in Weeding, I submit this badass author photo. Something in the combination of the stern turned head, the tweed coat and black frame glasses says that he’s a anthropological folklorist not to be messed with. The book, Folklore and Society, also contains the memorable chapter title “The Bawdy Ballads of Ontario.”

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Edited to add that the subject of this photograph, B.A. Botkin, was actually something of a badass — his work documenting the folk stories of freed slaves and other disenfranchised Americans earned him the scrutiny of the FBI.

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