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'Italian Jesuits martyrs killed by arrows and  war club, nailed to a cross is dragged by two native americans. Another man with an ax or hatchet prepares to kill the crucified man. Antonio Bellavia, an Italian Jesuit, receives the confession of a dying heretic in Pernambuco, Brazil.Pedro de Espinosa was martyred in Paraguay in 1637. Priest or monk stands before an altar with a broken idol. He holds a chalice with a phoenix [?] in it and a crucifix. The author, Mathias Tanner from Pilsen, Bohemia, entered the Society of Jesus in 1646, spent most of his life in Prague, and became rector of the Colegio and Imperial University.’

Tanner, Mathias (1630-1692)

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Vintage Crime Scene Photographs from LAPD

Until recently, an old, deteriorated collection of no less than one million crime scene photographs rested silently in the nearly forgotten archives of the Los Angeles Police department; spanning 150 years of violence and corruption, these images were only recently discovered by the photographer Merrick Morton, who has restored and salvaged many of the images, which will be exhibited at Paramount Pictures Studios from April 25-27 by Fototeka.

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