Promenade dominicale à Guebwiller, ce qui me permet de retrouver l'endroit exact de la prise de vue de cette superbe carte postale photographique ! Envoyé le 12.02.1913 sur le pont de la Lauch à côté de l'ancienne gare.
Sunday walk in Guebwiller. I was able to find exactly where the picture was taken in february 1913. Right next to the former train station.
The message reads: "Am Bahnhof Gebweiler.-
Bin wieder gut in G.(ebweiler)
angekommen. Hier eine Auf-
nahme vom Reigenensemble
des Skiclub. Letzten Sonntag
aufgenommmen am Sammel-
punkt. Wir haben einen
Bummel nach Bergholz-Zell -
Bergolz gemacht. Es war
sehr lustig. Gegen 11 Uhr abends
kehrken wir nach G.(ebweiler) zurück.
Etwa 20 Photos gemacht. Wer-
de in den nächsten Tagen
die versprochenen Photos ab-
Real photo postcard of a passenger transfer on the open sea 🌊 (the method here known as a “bump transfer”). Posted in November 1908 to Herbert Booth Esq., Eastgrove, Frederick Street, Oldham, 🇬🇧.
The message reads: "Dear H., I thought of having a week in Switzerland this January, but cannot make up my mind which place to go, Engleberg or Grindlewald, do you know either of them, if so which can you recommend? I suppose you cannot come with me? Switzerland to be fully appreciated should be seen in Winter to my mind. Shall go Polytechnic 7½ guineas. I trust you are all well. Regards, Vincent."
This is Day 3 of Stages of Snow which is part of the Libraries of Instagram challenge Library Wonderland.
In honor of plow drivers we have a "Rotary Snow Plow in Action Moscow - Troy Highway". I believe this is Idaho Highway 8. It runs from the Washington State Line in Moscow (pop 23,800 in 2010) to Troy (pop. 862) and beyond to Elk River (pop. 125) for about 53 1/2 miles (86.24 kilometers). I have postcards with bigger snowbanks, but none are Real Photo Postcards! I've never noticed a Rotary plow; most are regular plows. I think the sidewalk plows are rotary type. They were common on railroads - are they still? I found some large ones for airports and industrial spaces. This postcard was probably taken between 1925-1950. I've got no idea of the vintage of the plow.
Yesterday we got a Snow Bomb! I went outside just after midnight for a little bit and the sky was clear. By early morning the Barometric Pressure Had dropped quickly and it was snowing. It snowed and blew around almost all day. Basically this Stage of Snow is enough to frustrate many people, to cause difficulties and power outages, to be dangerous to be on the roads, to cause transportation slow downs, to give children and some workers snow days, and to give plow drivers a lot of work. I stay in as much as possible.
I know many of you experienced snow, even for the first time in decades in some areas. This came with an historically high tide. Every coastal community in Massachusetts had at least some impact. There was a lot of flooding. A whole parking lot was underwater with dozens of cars potentially destroyed. What's worse is the bitter cold snap. After the snow things are freezing.
I hope you've enjoyed this theme. Please join me tomorrow!
Happy New Year!!
Supper. January first 1909. Real photo postcard. Swipe for the menu.
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Just listed this interesting real photo postcard in the shop. I can't make out the entire inscription on it but the horse pulling the sleigh is Bessie, and it's somewhere in upstate New York at the beginning of the last century. I love these kinds of images. #realphotopostcard
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This is my Top 9 from 2017 - top 3, last 6 months - middle 3, and last 3 months - bottom 3. I didn't use the top 9 because since Instagram (owned by Facebook for a while now) started messing with the algorithms the likes have plummeted. So I'm complaining about that.
But I'm not complaining about my followers! I've got the best followers out there! I've got amazing engagement on the posts despite the plummeting likes. The comments and conversations are interesting, inspiring, fun, and helpful. You are the best and don't let anyone tell you otherwise!
I'm doing some things a little different this year, now that difficult move into my mother's is over, and I have no shows until March. I'd like to reward you for following me!
First offer, starting January 15th - any theme of 3 is 30% off automatically to the first person who responds. Best to comment and message as well! This applies to all recent themes because I still have the cards from most of this month, and all new themes going forward as long as I'm on IG. In the USA postage in a cardboard mailer with tracking is $2.75. Up to 12 cards fit for same postage so it's a good time to shop even more! Outside the country will be different and I may not be able to provide tracking.
I'll be doing this going forward. I'll always hold the themes back for a month to allow people to buy them.
But you NEVER have to buy a thing! I'm on here to promote my business and to be part of the amazing community that's here, even if Instagram is trying to reshape it in a way that hurts small businesses, especially micro businesses like mine!
Enough complaining! Watch for more special offers in 2018! Happy New Year everybody! And thanks for being the Best Followers I could ask for!
This is Day 1 of Nomadic Peoples. This is a vintage Real Photo Postcard of "Masai Warriors". The Masai/Maasai live in Kenya and Tanzania. I'm doing some research as best I can in limited time with limited space. These are subjects that deserve more. If I get some thing wrong don't hesitate to say something!
Nomads move from place to place. Some are Semi-Nomadic, as the Maasai are. Some are considered Migratory and some are more full time Nomads. There are hunter-gatherer, herders or pastoral, and those that offer a craft or trade. I see the Maasai referred to as both hunter-gatherers and pastoral, but they are mostly the latter as they have herds of cattle. They rely on the cattle for milk and meat. The shields here are likely made of wood and leather.
It's hard to live a Nomadic lifestyle in the 21st century. The Maasai are under pressure from their governments to live a settled life. They are resisting. The number of people living traditional lifestyles around the world us dwindling. Along with lifestyle, culture and languages disappear.
The Maasai are more well known than many other Nomads. Their warriors are famous, and they have been seen in some movies. Their population numbers about 1.6 million. Many other indigenous groups around the world have much smaller populations, some only in the hundreds.
Many Maasai live near nature reserves in the Masai Mara Desert. They welcome visitors to their villages.
Please join me tomorrow for another postcard of Nomadic Peoples.
NOTE: *Some ancient practices of the Masai may seem wrong to us. Frankly I'm opposed to asking people with little or no contact with other groups to change any cultural practice. The more contact people have, the more we could ask them to stop certain practices.
A. J. Alsup. Photo Studio, c. 1910. Real photo postcard. *** This shows Alsup's studio in Monterey, California. I also have many real photo postcards by him of locations in San Luis Obispo County. Got to love a small free standing building. #montereycalifornia#realphotopostcard#californiahistory
On Sept. 10, 2001, at the end of the day in my studio I chose a photo postcard to be the jumping off point for my next drawing. I felt a bit puzzled why this one spoke to me above all others.
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Here are a few beautiful Spanish postcards from the early 1900s that I found after quite a long search here in Barcelona! I believed at first that they were real photo post cards (that is, where the sender knew or perhaps was the sitter in the photo), but I'm far from certain. Perhaps someone who recognizes the markings on the bottom right corner of each photo could tell me more. All three were bound for recipients in Spain, written in Spanish, and posted with Spanish stamps, so there's no doubt about their provenance ❤️💛
I admit that I haven't really cracked the nut of antiquing in Spain. The shops I went in last year and over the last few days are all "American" antique shops...that is, their stock is imported from the USA. I don't want more American antiques, I want Spanish ones! Fleas are mostly inexpensive modern clothes and household goods. I've found a couple "curated" shops, too, but I'm not looking for that kind of stuff. ...so where are the good antiques hiding?
I found the most incredible photo and ephemera vendor at the flohmarkt today. I want to share everything I got, but that would mean spoiling gifts for those for whom I bought them. Plus Instagram has a weird hangup about women's nipples for some unforgivable reason. This one, however I'm keeping. Even though there doesn't seem to be a single nipple in the whole image. This is a real photo postcard of the Zeiss Planetarium, which was sent and received in 1927.
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