Sewing over tapes with a kettle stitch
April 28, 2011, 06:53
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Dirty Beaches at the Rickshaw Stop
April 28, 2011, 06:47
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RAD show!

More Vintage Family Photos c. 1940
April 24, 2011, 21:02
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I have been inundated with a number of such photos recently, so these posts will most likely continue…

Both of these are of my grandmother, Sheila, and her mother, Nancy Chapline who was an actress and dancer.  They lived in Hollywood for most of my grandmother’s life, though they spent a few years in Bermuda at one point.

At the Conservatory of Flowers

The left side of the building, which was constructed in 1878.

In the Aquatic plants room.

At the special exhibit: Wicked Plants!  A compendium of poisonous plant life… the jars housed the seeds of plants that were too “dangerous” for the actual exhibit.  This included the coca plant, just in case anyone got the crazy idea to ransack the conservatory and make drugs?

Carnivorous plants

Vintage Family Photos
April 23, 2011, 06:11
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Earle T. Willey, my great Grandfather on my mom’s side.  He was apparently a professional Hockey player.

Earle and his second wife, the only one of my great grandparents who I ever met and I am drawing a complete blank on her name.  I love this photo of them.

A somewhat recent drawing
April 19, 2011, 05:38
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Based originally on a medical diagram of scoliosis, then gussied up a bit.

Ed Roth
April 19, 2011, 04:38
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