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27
Jul

Boxing on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast

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Gulfport Field

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Keesler Field (Since 1948, Keesler AFB)

Postcards from the Collection of the Blogger

27
Jul

Piazza San Pietro, Rome

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“Ars Nova” (dipinta a mano)

Postcard from the Collection of the Blogger

25
Jul

Georges Clemenceau and His Cabinet; or, Fun with Names

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Postcard from the Collection of the Blogger

25
Jul

French Opera House, New Orleans

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Postcard from the Collection of the Blogger

25
Jul

Paquita

Paquita

Inscribed on the Reverse:

“A mi querida discípula y amiga le dedicó este recuerdo. Tu profesora … Hoy 12–10–917”

Photograph from the Collection of the Blogger

22
Jul

See Silver Springs … from Paradise Park

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These postcards note that “Paradise Park is operated exclusively for colored people.”

From the Collection of the Blogger

22
Jul

Postcard of a Photograph by Histed (London)

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From the Collection of the Blogger

19
Jul

“Greetings from Apalachicola, Fla.”

Apalachicola

This postcard has been described by two who know Apalachicola and its history in depth as, respectively, “a figment of someone’s imagination” and “an utter fraud.” Apalachicola, though justly famous once upon a time for the oysters from its bay, was never a sea-bathing place.

Postcard from the Collection of the Blogger

18
Jul

Reet Pukk, “Autumn at the Mountains” (Detail)

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Biographical notes on Reet Pukk published in New York State newspapers in connection with exhibitions of her work in the 1960s–

Schenectady Gazette: “Mrs. Pukk, who lives in Craryville, Columbia county, started ‘painting’ with colored wool more than 30 years ago in her native Estonia. She studied in Berlin under Edda Wiese-Knopf…When the Russians overran Estonia in 1940, Mrs. Pukk escaped to Germany, but throughout the war years was unable to pursue her art for lack of materials. In 1951 she emigrated to this country and took it up again, adding abstract collages and wall hangings to her ‘classical’ works.”

The Chatham Courier: “Mrs. Reet Pukk studied the art of ‘New Needlepainting’ in the year 1930 in Berlin, Germany. Mrs. Pukk then worked independently and created about 60 pictures of her own. It was her goal to have a private exhibition of all her pictures in her native country, Estonia. The exhibition was never held. The second World War broke out. The communists occupied Estonia, and Mrs. Pukk, like so many others, had to seek refuge far from her homeland. Along with her country and her home she also lost all her pictures.”

Needlepainting from the Collection of the Blogger

18
Jul

Paint By Numbers

Zebras copy

Zebras2 copy

Photoshopped by the Blogger