Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sunday Stamps # 141

Is it Saturday again? How did that happen?  This week went by so fast!

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
And wouldn't you know, last week I received a postcard from Thailand, with the following stamps on it:
Engineering!  Coincidence?

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.


Postcardy said...

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has a photography exhibit of the world at work--images of labor and industry.

I have heard that there are no restroom facilities open at any of the closed tourist attractions in Washington DC.

agi said...

That is a real shame about the field trip...your stamps are proper industrial! I had to go for broad interpretation. I have seen some of the LWH's photographs before and admired them

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I do like the monochrome US stamps - very powerful. The ones from Thailand are harder to see though when enlarged they are beautiful too.

I hope everything settles down very soon and that the field trip can go ahead as originally planned.

Joy said...

Great source for the US stamps, they are stunning photographs. I like the contrast with the almost architectural Thailand ones.
Hope everyone is back to work soon and the monuments opened.

Lisa B said...

I hope everything is back to normal for you all very soon and that your daughter's field trip can go ahead without disruption.
Very powerful photos on the US stamps.

Ana said...

i still havent seen this US issue..guess I haven't been keeping track :)and they really look good!

been reading about this US Government issue...found it strange must admit...the world has really gone crazy =/

jared's mum said...

those are really cool stamps. i also love the ones from Thailand! :)

Maria said...
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Maria said...

I am sorry about the field trip. I hope the situation improves soon.

It was nice reading about Lewis Wickes Hine. Thank you for sharing his phototgraphs on stamps.

Bob Scotney said...

I had come across Hine photographs before - to see them on stamps is extra special.

João said...

These photos are icons of the immense effort that workers did in the last century for us to live with today's technology. Greetings from Brazil!


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