This week will also be known as the start of the USA government shutdown, which started Oct. 1 2013. I do hope it is resolved soon. Even our family is affected. My daughter has an eighth-grade field trip to Washington DC October 11 - 14 - except the Smithsonian, Mount Vernon, and various monuments will be closed. Apparently the plan is to go anyway, and look at the monuments from afar. They will still be able to enter Arlington National Cemetery, though the visitor's center is closed.
Anyway, no politics on this blog, just postcards and stamps. Yes, it's time for Sunday Stamps.
Out theme this week is Industry, interpreted broadly. I was thinking of the following stamps, issued recently by the US Postal Service.
This is a group of four stamps from a larger set. Most of the photographs were taken by Lewis Hine, a famous photographer. According to Wikipedia, "Lewis Wickes Hine (September 26, 1874 – November 3, 1940) was an American sociologist and photographer. Hine used his camera as a tool for social reform. His photographs were instrumental in changing the child labor laws in the United States."
More images can be found at http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/nclc/.
And wouldn't you know, last week I received a postcard from Thailand, with the following stamps on it:
I hope you will interpret this theme broadly and creatively! Join in below.
Theme next week: Cars
Theme two weeks form now: Open, anything you wish.