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Archival Field Trip: NYC/Brooklyn (Pt 1)

Bobby Short portrait at the Cafe Carlyle. Soon after we landed we headed over to the Carlyle for a dinner show featuring OFAM favorite, John Pizzarelli and his wife Jessica Molaskey. Jonathan Schwartz was in the audience.  Tom, Sara and I breakfasted in Brooklyn with Matthew from the William Brown Project. Pratt campus. We wanted …

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Shopping from The Field and Forest Handy Book

by Tom BonamiciI’ve started to get settled here in Brooklyn. Classes are going well, I’ve gotten a job in one of Pratt’s wood shops, and my room, though small, is snug. Of course, I’m still shopping, and as the weather cools I’ve been flipping through one of my favorite books to shop for Autumnal activities. …

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Archival custom order: Filson dog collar

Chaz in his Filson collar (on shore of McKenzie River) In my post on the Filson custom order program, I forgot to mention the collar I purchased for my dog, Chaz. Filson offers their vegetable tanned, bridle leather collars in 14, 19, 21 and 23 inch lengths. Unfortunately, this size range really only covers skinny …

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Archival Game-Hawking

by Lesli Larson Game-hawking might be an archival hobby worth reviving. In Eugene, even my dental hygienist raises chickens in a backyard coop. Why not expand fowl-keeping to include birds that fetch their own dinners? At minimum, game-hawking provides us with new possibilities for heritage ensembles for 2010. Archival files show a promising range of …

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Archival eBay: Holland & Holland game bag

I’ve always enjoyed Holland and Holland’s larky treatment of outdoor clothing and shooting accessories via aspirational scenes of country living. My H & H catalogue collection is pretty scattered so I monitor ebay for use-case photographs of H & H bags and clothing. My favorite photos feature products removed from country estates and plopped down …

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Archival Bicycles

From The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Vittorio De Sica 1971) Addendum: Flashback with bicycle and plus fours Away from the estate (bad news activates the plot) I haven’t seen Vittorio DeSica’s The Garden of the Finzi-Continis in over ten years. What I remember about the film (aside from its grim ending) is the opening sequence …

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Archival Actress: Helen Twelvetrees

From the digital collections of the State Library of New South Wales Per the notes of the collection: “Helen Twelvetrees was one of the first American women to star in an Australian film. Photographs taken during the filming of Thoroughbred, Sydney, 1936.”

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Archival Airedales

From the archives of the Illustrated London News: A canine despatch-carrier Preparing dogs for war service Carrying a pigeon for releasing information Airedale as Red Cross worker Patrol Training

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