This is just a quick post, but if you’ve got time you should check out Rebecca Onion’s latest piece on Slate. She’s got beautiful images from the exhibit “Our Work: Modern Jobs—Ancient Origins,” at the Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago.
People from a Richard Scarry assortment of professions (taxi driver, police officer, realtor, etc) are posed with ancient artifacts that represent or have some connection to their job. I think my favorite is the nail technician posing with an 4,444 year old Egyptian relief from the tomb of the Overseer of the Palace Manicurists.
I wish I was going to be in Chicago sometime between now and February 23, when the show closes. If you’re there, take some time to check it out for me!