Monthly Archives: September 2010

Some steamships

Posted in sights | Leave a comment

Portland City Hall Fire

The city hall in Portland, Maine, burned on January 24, 1908

Posted in sights | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A country party

No caption on the back. North America, I assume, and probably the 1880s or 1890s. But what are those hats? And what is that garment worn by the standing man?

Posted in sights | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Boy and dog

Sadly, there is no inscription on the back. This dapper boy and his faithful companion will go into history anonymously.

Posted in sights | Tagged , | Leave a comment

New Haven Railroad Locomotive

On the back: “N.H 4-6-6-4 0355, Bronx, N.Y. 1938” And two stamps: “Photo from Paul Carleton” and “Glenn H. Davis”

Posted in sights | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rubetta E. Hall

This is a photo postcard, addressed to Mrs. D. J. Griffith, Grant, Mich, R.F.D. #1. Message: “Dear Ottie, This is Rubetta’s picture. I think it looks like her but it isn’t as plane as I would liked to had it. … Continue reading

Posted in sights | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Found photographs

Top: I found this Polaroid in a desk drawer when I moved into a new office. Bottom: Found on a busy sidewalk.

Posted in sights | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A ticket to dusk

Be sure to attach it to your baggage.

Posted in sights | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Daily Drop Cap

Drop caps . . . those large, often ornate first letters of first words in books, posters, blogs, or wherever fine typography is appreciated. Here’s a wonderful Web site–updated daily–that offers free drop caps designed by typographer and illustrator Jessica … Continue reading

Posted in cites | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

James

Inside front cover of A Valuable Assistant to Every Man or, the American Clerk’s Magazine, published in Boston in 1795

Posted in sights | Tagged | Leave a comment