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A tree on the grounds of the Gillis W. Long National Guard facility, formerly the Louisiana Leper Home, in Carville, Louisiana. Wet-plate collodion photograph © Lisa Elmaleh, from a series that accompanied “The Separating Sickness,” by Rebecca Solnit, in the June 2013 issue.
More from Lisa Elmaleh:
Chances that an American adult under the age of 30 believes that Columbus “discovered America”:
Kryptonite was discovered in Serbia.
A candidate for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat named Augustus Sol Invictus admitted to killing a goat and drinking its blood in the Mojave Desert.
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”