Monday, September 26, 2011

Hug? Yes!

Drawn by a kindergarten student to illustrate the class rule: "Ask before you touch or hug someone."

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Rather creepy double-exposure or baby chimney sweep?

Monday, September 19, 2011

1920s Picture Day

2nd Grade at Tumwater School. Miss Stoehr. Billy Ritzenthaler. Age 8. I'm guessing 1920s.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

English 8

My spelling test from 1974, St Alphonsus School, Seattle. It is important that every teen learn to spell "blackjack" correctly.

Monday, September 12, 2011

It’s mess time

Vintage (almost antique) postcard addressed to Marshall Kinsey of Gainesville, Georgia. Let's see how my deciphering skills are this morning. Not sure if the year is correct.

Sun. Feb. 15 1921 Hello Sis. How are you and Mark. doing fine I hope. I am doing OK. I thank you all for the valentine. I forgot all about valentine day. Tell Mark to tell all the work hands hello for me & Ray too. I will close for this time. Thomas. Co. D. 8th TNG. BN. Camp Wheeler, Ga.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Jean-Robert Arnaud

This is a vintage 1940s original pencil sketch by artist J. L. Capdeville (Jean Capdeville?) of French gallery owner Jean-Robert Arnaud. This drawing was found at a flea market in the Seattle area along with photos of (and apparently by) artist John-Franklin Koenig, who was Arnaud's partner according to Internet research. Arnaud and Koenig started the art review Cimaise and opened the Galerie Arnaud.