Friday, December 31, 2010

Neither Absent nor Tardy

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Well we know

Monday, December 27, 2010

Cosy Christmas

Friday, December 24, 2010

Dear Santa

Letter to Santa from my daughter Susanna, age 7.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

North to Alaska

Monday, December 20, 2010

Check out the ’stache

Friday, December 17, 2010

Please? Um...ok

One of my daughters drew this picture when she was 10, illustrating the time she broke her arm after succumbing to peer pressure. She rode her bike down a steep hill after being told the area was too dangerous.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Now I know, I know that it’s true

Monday, December 13, 2010

1901 birch bark souvenir

Summer of 1901. A souvenir of birch bark from Geo. McLeod of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to his mother Mrs. Mary McLeod, Tilbury, Ontario. Ethel McLeod wrote her name underneath.

Friday, December 10, 2010

When I’m calling you

William E. McLeod’s homemade calling cards circa 1890.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

To My Trail-smitten Sister

Just who or what is Miss Sophie going to roll at the Pole? If you can figure it out, please let me know.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Anywhere Day or Night

This 1910 receipt is for a photo negative/print of a house in West Seattle. Note that Frank H. Nowell was the official photographer for Seattle's 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Emilienne’s 1916 catechism

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Batman on the palace wall

From a young woman's 2004 London travel journal.