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25
Jul

In Memoriam Richard Chambers (1952-1974)

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Six postage stamps representing six animals in the Tierpark in (East) Berlin were issued by the Deutsche Demokratische Republik in 1956–the year after the Tierpark opened. The stamp shown above, the sixth, was the one of highest denomination.

Richard Chambers, the younger brother of our family friend Mike Chambers, was killed in a car accident in 1974. Mike gave the blogger Richard’s collection of German postage stamps, which included the Tierpark series.

From the Collection of the Blogger

24
Jul

Jean-Michel Frank, Salon de Robert Chevalier (ca. 1927)

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23
Jul

John Constable, “Branch Hill Pond, Hampstead” (ca. 1821-1822)

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22
Jul

Jean-Antoine Constantin, "Etude de nuages" (1783-1784)

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Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence

21
Jul

Arkhip Kuindzhi, "Patches of Moonlight" (1898-1908)

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State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

21
Jul

Giacinto Gigante, Eboli and the Plain of Paestum (1847)

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Museo di Capodimonte, Naples

Published in Giacinto Gigante e la Scuola di Posillipo (1993)

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Levi wrote Christ Stopped at Eboli (1945) after being confined to Lucania (now Basilicata), in Southern Italy, for his anti-fascist activities.

Front Cover of a Penguin Paperback of the English Translation by Frances Frenaye

Books from the Collection of the Blogger

19
Jul

E. McKnight Kauffer, “Sunflowers” (1917)

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18
Jul

Van Gogh Museum – 25 April 2002

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Ticket from the Collection of the Blogger

16
Jul

Paestum – "Fictile little heads of Hellenistic time"

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Postcard from the Collection of the Blogger

13
Jul

Connemara Hotel, Madras (Chennai)

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Luggage Label from the Collection of the Blogger