Saturday, January 15, 2022

Postcards du jour

There's nothing like sharing a few creepy Santas at the end of a long day of work.


Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Postcards just for you

I have, in the past, amassed cookbooks and booklets, largely through auction, flea market, and thrift store raids. Many of those, I've scanned to share on my little foodie blog. My collection of cookbooks, though, is eclipsed in volume by my collection of postcards.  Recently, I discovered some damage to a few of my albums (I will not go into the gruesome details), and have been in the process of salvaging what I can, scanning and repairing images before relegating the actual cards to some form of storage I, personally, will not open again without many heavy doses of allergy medication (and maybe some tranquilizers). 

I'm piling most of those images into folders and files (they call 'em "albums", like any good photographic service) in my Flickr account, which will, no doubt, get emptied into nothingness the moment I die or lost the last of my funds for paying the meager fee to keep feeding the squirrels that keep their engines running… so if you like old postcard graphics, check out my stuff, and, please, download the postcard images you like to use as you wish. I don't want these lovely things to be lost to posterity.

Friday, November 19, 2021

This week's earworm: Cincinnati Dancing Pig (1950) - Hoagy Carmichael


 Does anybody else remember this from Captain Kangaroo?

It's a classic, whether you get the swingin' version from Hoagy or the Honky-tonk-ish version from Red Foley:

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

And yet again with the scanned pix

Some of the old photos I bought had names or other information written on the backs… I do try to save that, as well, in case somebody can actually connect them to genealogical records somewhere.

As usual, click on any image to embiggen it, and feel free to share/download.


More pix, because I can

Scanning, always scanning… 

Click on any picture to embiggen. Feel free to download/share. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Earworm of the day: Here Comes The Santa Fe

Some things never die

Someone else's history, my collection

 It's been a while since my favorite auction house closed down (may Jerry rest in peace), so much of what paper material I bought there has been sitting around, waiting for me to give it my full attention. This week, I broke open a cardboard box filled with photos (including a couple of envelopes of negatives), nearly all of which date from 90 years ago or more.  

Rather than let these things deteriorate any more, I've begun to scan them, and to do my best to edit them for maximum recognizability, without doing too much to alter the nature of the photo in the first place.

As I work through these photos, I'll uploading them to several sites, so that, even if my house gets shredded by a tornado, the pix will not be lost until the apocalypse erases all data from every corner of the digital universe. Because, why not?

(click on any image to embiggen)

Friday, January 22, 2021

The End of Another Day

 I offer you a few views out the back window, as the sun was setting this evening. Because I can.

Click photo to embiggen.

Approximately 16:30 hrs (Central time)

Roughly 16:45 hrs 

Right at 17:00 hrs.