Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Post Office - San Francisco CA Vintage Postcard

Here is a link about old Photographs and Postcards of San Francisco.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Sharing photos on a quiet Sunday

I am sure neglecting my blog! I just can't think of a lot to share.  I have been spending time listing on ebay and doing a little hand embroidery.  My hips and legs are a little sore so I have to take many breaks.  I have been sitting too much and am a little weak.  I have finished my Breast Cancer treatment except for a daily pill.  To get myself outside I went to Rite Aid twice for plants and put outside a plastic shelf for potted plants. Petunias, herbs and marigolds.  I will have to take a picture.  I think now I will look at my photos and share a few.
Greetings from Lincoln Nebr

Under garments from the 1930's - 1940s

                                             Large Plastic Buttons Shell and pearl. I cannot
                                            imagine buttoning up your clothes with these.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Montana Postal History Covers late 1800s. Twin Bridges Postmark State Orphan Home

The Montana State Orphan's Asylum was established by the 1893 legislature for the "care and education of orphans, foundlings, and destitute children". The Asylum was governed by a board of five trustees, who were empowered to select a suitable site at Twin Bridges, to adopt rules for the governance of the home, and to hire a superintendent and a matron. The superintendent would, in turn, hire nurses, attendants, and others. The trustees were also authorized to establish schools and vocational training shops.
Any child under the age of 12 was eligible for admission, and children 12 and over if it was deemed advisable by the Board. When the Board determined it was suitable, children could be placed in private homes. Over the years, a large percentage of children at the home were not orphans, but were children who for a variety of reasons could not be cared for by their parents.
In 1959 the home was renamed the Montana Children's Center. The Center closed in 1979.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

What are you up to today? Just enjoying looking at my ephemera.

A quiet Sunday
Cars for sale Butte Montana

Top of the Mountain Colorado

Leather postcard 1911, quite popular for that era.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

My Father at a Stamp Convention Los Angeles California - Started my collection of Postal History Covers

Many years ago my Dad collected USA Postage Stamps  He is the Gentleman on the LEFT.  Years later he discovered that finding stamps on an old envelopes was even more interesting.  The Stamps were not removed and the whole envelope was collected.  It did not matter if there were no contents although that could make that more interesting...He started a collection of Postal History Covers for me where I lived.  Living in the Gold Rush Country of California I received a lot of interesting covers.  My  collections also included Postcards, Trade Cards and other pieces of interesting paper items.  I use to see him looking at old covers over and over and thought how boring.  He would be pleased if he knew how now I sit on the sofa looking at pieces of history with a magnifying glass.

From his collection.  

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