Saturday, November 26, 2011

Sunday Stamps #46

Welocme to Sunday Stamps #46! Today's theme is Art on stamps.

A stamp from France, showing a self-portrait of Albrecht Durer.   This is the Self-portrait with a thistle, in the Louvre. (Durer painted several others.)  This is part of my collection from the early days, when my roomate C. was receiving letters and packages from her mother in France.

Join me and share art miniatures on stamps.
Theme next week: anything you wish.

Sepia Satuday 102

Sepia Saturday has such a great photo for a prompt this week! Here is my contribution:

A cabinet card picked up in SW Ohio.  I do not know who these children are, but they are pleased as punch to be on a pony in a city street.  I do tend to pick of sepia photos of children.

In the shop window on the left you can see ads for Morning Glory hams and - my favorite- Shinola.  Shinola is a brand of wax shoe polish.  Its name was immortalized in the phrase "You don't know s--- from Shinola" - rather unfortunate for the shoe wax company.

Happy Sepia Saturday!  If you like this blog, stop by on Sunday for Sunday Stamps.  We share interesting stamps, following a theme - or sometimes not.  The theme this week is art on stamps.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Stamps #45

Oops!  I am late this week, the first time ever.  Theme this week: anything you wish.

This is a composite scan, of a number of stamps showing volcanoes.  I have shown this before, many weeks before, but hey, it's my blog and I want to show it again. :-)  Exciting, but don't get too close!

Join me with any stamp or stamps you wish to share today.  I will leave this meme open until Monday Midnight USA time so that you have time to join.  Next time I promise I will be ready on time.

Theme next week:  Art on stamps.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sepia Satuday 101

Not my 101st contribution but it is Sepia Saturday's 101st week. I joined for the first time last week. For this week, I was inspired by the mountains in the background of the Chevrolet ad image. I was looking for a certain geology/mountain image of my memory but could not find it. Here is one I DID find:

Source: American Memory, The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920.

William Henry Jackson and another man with photographic equipment on mountain in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming, 1871-1878.

Is it just me or does there appear to be a huge drop-off to the left?
It is hard to imagine taking such classic photos in the rough Wild West, with glass plate negatives, no less.
Be sure to visit this week's Sepia Saturday!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sunday Stamps #44

Our theme today is Sport, sporting events, stadiums, etc.  I have an almost-maximum card to share with you today.  First the front:

A round postcard, that really captures the texture of a basketball.  The European Men's Championship was being held in Lithuania (those are all cities in Lithuania).
And the stamp on the back:

A really great stamp on the back!!!  The postmark appears to be from Kaunas.

Have fun with this theme, and interpret it broadly.

Theme next week:  Anything you wish.


Sepia Saturday 100

I am joining this meme for the first time this week, after seeing it again and again on the blogs of people I follow.  Congrats on reaching week 100!

I am sharing today the original scan of the photo I use for my avatar.

I have wondered over 100 times who this young woman is.  The photography studio was in Mt. Vernon Ohio, near Kenyon College.  Perhaps a college student?  There is no note on the back.  I found this image in an antique store in SW Ohio, many miles away.

My supply of sepia and black and white photos are limited, but I'll try to join as I can - and as I can remember!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sunday Stamps # 43

We ended up in Australia/New Zealand last week, and I have been lazing away on the beach.

It has been very relaxing!
(Actually I have been in the USA Midwest with a bad cold.  Ah well, I can dream.)

Join me for this week's theme of anything you wish.

Theme next week: Sport, sporting events, stadiums, etc.  Joy, if you wish to post the link to the hurling video again, that would be awesome!


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