The city hall in Portland, Maine, burned on January 24, 1908
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?
Sadly, there is no inscription on the back. This dapper boy and his faithful companion will go into history anonymously.
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”
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. Your sister, Olive”
Top: I found this Polaroid in a desk drawer when I moved into a new office.
Bottom: Found on a busy sidewalk.
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 Hische. http://dailydropcap.com/
The example here is not from her offerings. But the highly wrought letter T a good illustration of what a drop cap looks like.
Inside front cover of A Valuable Assistant to Every Man or, the American Clerk’s Magazine, published in Boston in 1795