Shopping From The Present

Archival Resolutions 2014

1.  Decide that quality matters and pay for it.  In the end, it will save you time and money. 2.  Before you buy, be selective. Scrutinize items for build quality, fit,  finish, functionality and lasting style.   If an item is not perfect, catch and release it. 3. Do more with less. Add a few key …

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From the archives

Archival Athletes

From the Musee McCord Museum Archives, here are some terrific photographs of individual and team sports from the turn of the (past) century.  I love reprinting images of historical athletes as evidence of a time when athletic prowess was conflated with a snappy, well tailored presentation for the camera.  Here, in the McCord image set, …

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Archival Dirigibles

   Photograph of the nose of the USS Akron being attached   Sailor at the Bow Mooring Post  Emergency Control Station   Navigation Room   Crew Bunks  Catwalk on the USS Akron  USS Akron in the Goodyear-Zeppelin Dock From the US National Archives, here are some photographs submitted to the 1933 Joint Congressional Committee to investigate dirigible …

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