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Nov 30, 2013

"SUNDAY FUNNIES"

 
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*SUNDAY STAMPS*


This week the theme is oversized stamps.
I am not a stamp collector but
I assume this is considered oversize. 
It is affixed to the back of an unused Post Card.
It is a 1 cent stamp featuring 
President F.D. Roosevelt 
and his home at Hyde Park. 

Excerpt below reprinted from Wikipedia: 
#33 IN THE WIKI CONTENTS LIST AFTER THE INTRO
Only two months after Roosevelt's death the US Post Office issued a series of four commemorative (or memorial) Postage stamps in honor and memory of the deceased President.
~ FDR Memorial issues of 1945~
  • The 1-cent green Franklin D. Roosevelt memorial stamp was issued on July 26, 1945, at the Post Office at Hyde Park, New York. The design depicts an image of the Roosevelt home in Hyde Park, New York.
  • The 2c red was issued on August 24, 1945, in Warm Springs, Georgia, the site of Roosevelt's favorite retreat, known as the 'Little White House'.
  • Of the four issues in the Franklin memorial series it was the 3c value that was actually the first to be released. The 3c purple Franklin D. Roosevelt memorial stamp was issued on June 27, 1945. The design features the White House in the background.
  • The 5c blue issue is the last of the Roosevelt memorial series, issued on January 30, 1946. The design depicts a portrait of Roosevelt and on the left surrounded by clouds, a globe showing the Americas on the right. Inscribed across the globe is an expression of the Four Freedoms — 'Freedom of Speech and Religion, From Want and Fear'.

=CENTURY OF PROGRESS=



 ENTRANCE - ILLINOIS HOST HOUSE
 1933 CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR

Nov 28, 2013

"CHICAGO, CHICAGO that toddlin town"

SIEGEL'S BARBECUE RESTAURANTS

-232 W. GARFIELD BLVD.-
-67TH AND SO. WESTERN AVE.-
-SO. CHICAGO & JEFFERY AVE'S AT 83RD ST.-

Three of the Most Popular Eating Places in Chicago
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CHICAGO'S HOTEL KNICKERBOCKER
 Chicago's newest fireproof transient hotel with every  facility for comfort.  One short block from beautiful lake, beaches and park.  In heart of most attractive shopping and amusement centers.  Immediately accessible to all Chicago.
 

GETTING READY FOR A VERY ...

HAPPY TURKEY DAY
J. C. Leyendecker
Text reprinted from Wikipedia:
Joseph Christian Leyendecker (March 23, 1874 – July 25, 1951) was one of the pre-eminent American illustrators of the early 20th century. He is best known for his poster, book and advertising illustrations, the trade character known as The Arrow Collar Man, and his numerous covers for The Saturday Evening Post.[1][2] Between 1896 and 1950, Leyendecker painted more than 400 magazine covers. During the Golden Age of American Illustration, for The Saturday Evening Post alone, J. C. Leyendecker produced 322 covers, as well as many advertisement illustrations for its interior pages. No other artist, until the arrival of Norman Rockwell two decades later, was so solidly identified with one publication.[3] Leyendecker "virtually invented the whole idea of modern magazine design.  

-HAPPY THANKSGIVING-

Go ahead, pull a chair up to the table.

FREEDOM FROM WANT 

Painted by NORMAN ROCKWELL in 1943

From the series, Four Freedoms inspired by the F.D. Roosevelt speech describing our four universal rights.  Freedom from Want, Freedom of Speech, Freedom from Fear, and finally Freedom of Worship.

Nov 27, 2013

"CHICAGO, CHICAGO that toddlin town"



LaSalle Street Looking South, Chicago, Ill.
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HOTEL ATLANTIC
Clark Street near Jackson Boulevard

Nov 26, 2013

IN FASHION

 U. S. NATIONAL MUSEUM, 
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
DRESS OF MARTHA WASHINGTON
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 DRESS OF MARY TODD LINCOLN
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DRESS OF SARAH CHILDRESS POLK
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Visit the First Ladies at the Smithsonian now.

Nov 25, 2013

< Bryce Canyon & Zion National Park >

Angels Landing, Zion National Park, Utah

You need to see this
 Zion National Park Flooding Aug. 26th 2013
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The "Switch Back", Mt. Carmel Highway
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Mountain of Mystery, Zion National Park

-THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH-

I was browsing through the 
"Postcard Memory Palace" 
blog  recently.   
I came across this post.
Click below:

SOUVENIR PROGRAM
1962
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PERFORMING ELEPHANT AT RINGLING BROS.  
WINTER QUARTERS,  SARASOTA, FLA.
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 PROGRAM BACK COVER
1962
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GIRAFFES AT RINGLING BROS.
WINTER QUARTERS
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5-STAR PERFORMERS
FROM PROGRAM
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The Greatest Show on Earth - Trailer

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS national park

PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT SPEAKING 
AT THE DEDICATION OF 
THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK.
 LAURA SPELMAN ROCKEFELLER MEMORIAL
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A Sea of Clouds, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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I included a couple photos 
from my last trip to the 
SMOKY'S

MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME

A BITE TO EAT

The Colorful Spanish Patio 
of the Los Angeles Ambassador Hotel
Link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambassador_Hotel_(Los_Angeles) 

Nov 23, 2013

"SUNDAY FUNNIES"

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*SUNDAY STAMPS*

-This week Musicians on stamps-
 http://lh5.ggpht.com/_YepnTrx-v5c/TSySRqYCTpI/AAAAAAAAFT8/Yh5jZ3fUdkk/stampbuttonb.jpg
Don't step on his blue suede shoes. 
Elvis remains king of stamps.

A 2006 article in USA Today states:

"The Elvis postage stamp, released in 1993, 
is still the most popular collected postage stamp, 
according to the Postal Service."
I remember, bought, and used these stamps back in 1993.  
Unfortunately never kept one.  I was never a stamp collector.  
But I have a print of the stamp covering my favorite Beach Towel.
It's always a hit at the beach.
 For more *SUNDAY STAMPS* go to:
VIRIDIAN'S Postcard Blog

Nov 20, 2013

COWBOYS & INDIANS

NAVAJO GIRL PROUD OF HER JEWELRY
The Navajos, being excellent silversmiths and turquoise workers, are very proud of their jewelry as evidenced by the beautiful and lavish ornamentation worn by the women, and even by the men and children on festive occasions.  The jewelry thus displayed indicates to a large extent the the wealth of the family.
 

< Bryce Canyon & Zion National Park >

Gallery on Mount Carmel Highway, 
Zion National Park, Utah.
"These Galleries are interesting its like a tunnel with windows."
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Cable Mountain, The Great Organ, 
Great White Throne, 
Zion National Park 

"I will not forget standing on the edge of this stream taking pictures when an old gold ring slipped from my finger and into the water.  So I left a bit of myself behind in the park.  I like to think I will be there forever."
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El Gobernador, "The Great White Throne"
Zion National Park 
Been there...
Done that!

Nov 19, 2013

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS national park

 AN INDIAN WOMAN GRINDING MAIZE 
IN PRIMITIVE FASHION.







"Everything is Primitive Fashion on the Farm."
MOUNTAINEERS CABIN,
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

"My Grandmother actually had one of those Black iron caldrons.
She lived a very primitive life, never having running water in her clapboard Pioneer home."

"I will not forget the lovely fragrance 
that accompanied this little piggy."

 










 "E-I-E-I-O" 

Nov 17, 2013

*SUNDAY STAMPS*

I thought I would take a moment and try something new.  
Hope I get it right.

 

SUNDAY STAMPS IS POSTED BY VIRIDIAN EACH WEEK AT http://viridianpostcard.blogspot.com
The theme this week is Bo-o-o-o-ring Stamps.
I collect Linen Post Cards so most of the stamps I see are from a period between the 1930s and 1950s.
By a landslide the most common and now boring stamp I see is the stamp below.  It is a shame that even George becomes boring after so many appearances.
Reprinted from Wikipedia:
On April 25, 1938 the US Post Office issued a green 1-cent George Washington stamp. It was the first stamp of the famous Presidential Series of 1938, an issue that placed all of the deceased presidents in numerical order, and thus represented a break with the long-standing tradition of reserving the normal letter-rate definitive stamp for Washington. Instead, this Washington issue saw postal duty carrying postcards and letters through the late 1950s. The 1938 Presidential issue was Franklin Roosevelt's idea. An avid stamp collector, Roosevelt suggested a set of stamps that would pay tribute to the various past American presidents. In 1937, after much debate, a new definitive series was issued using Roosevelt's ideas. A national contest was held, with over 1200 entries submitted, a young New York City art student's entry was chosen for the Washington stamp design. The student's name was Elaine Rawlinson.[