Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015
I bought this one because I like boats. No other reason. When I got it home and put the magnifying glass to it, I thought it might be from the Pacific northwest. It looks like the boat's name is Orcas. I assume that's a variation on Orca, and, since before a few decades ago, most of the country used killer whale....well, who knows it's just a guess. It looks like it has a steam engine.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
No animals can be seen in this photo, nevertheless, it's a zoo. I can remember a childhood visit to The Pittsburgh Zoo, with it's iron bared cages. Eventually, Pittsburgh updated things with "humane" enclosures like the one in this photo. Open air, concrete levels, and moats replacing bars to keep the animals confined. I've mixed feelings on zoos. I like to hike and backpack, and after seeing large animals in the wild, (Including a mountain lion in Griffith Park) it's hard to watch a bored grizzly bear pacing back and forth like some sort of deranged mental patient. On the other hand, I suspect that, eventually, most large animal species will go extinct in the wild and zoo stocks will be it.
According to the caption, these three people are "Verne, Ed, & Betty." I can't think of a woman's name that would be shortened to Verne. But, I went to high school with a girl we all called Charlie. I always assumed that it was short for Charlotte. I latter found out that her father wanted a son and when he didn't get one, he named his daughter Charles.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Written on the back, "Now who says I didn't take it easy coming over? Every second and never had such a quiet relaxed time. Hope on next trip will be with You & Chaty to Manilla? Why not?" It might be difficult to relax with Chaty along. Of course, Chaty might be short for something other than Chatty. and since Manila is misspelled.....well, who knows.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Don't these two photographs look peaceful? With the trees in the background, it gives the impression of a kid playing soldier, with no real war in the future. I don't know when these were taken, but it seems that we can't go a decade with out some sort of war. With any luck he became such a good builder of foxholes and trenches that the bullets flew over his head and never hit the mark. Labeled DeFay.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
Have I said how frustrating it is that this album has no captions. Anyway, I'm going to leave this album for a month or so. Click on Waterbury Box Co. Album in the labels section at the bottom of the post to see more.