Since my blog has taken an unexpected political turn, I am going to write about one of the few things that I did not record on my recent visit: that was, a visit to a gallery in the SoWa area of Boston (south of Washington) called Gallery Kayafas. An artist called Steve Locke had done a photographic exhibition called Family Pictures in which he had mounted archival pictures of lynchings in the south into characteristic bedside frames. He spoke about his anxieties about the possibility of a Trump victory because of the fact that lynchings had been such a normal part of Southern society until relatively recently, as one can see from the imperturbable faces of those witnessing what was happening. At the time, I thought the analogy was a touch melodramatic. But I have thought of his fears often since.