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Archival Field Trip – Ross Lake

Photos by Rick Gersbach Friend of Archival Rick and I took off last weekend for Ross and Diablo Lakes in Washington’s North Cascades. We spent a blissful three days paddling around, catching some massive bull trout, fighting headwinds, and addressing the issue of bourbon remaining in the bottle. No complaints – we had perfect weather, …

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Mountain Summer

For those of you working through the summer, I recommend shopping from the Glenbow Museum Archives for surrogate vacation snaps of the Canadian Rockies from the 1920s and 1930s. If you’re too pressed for time, here is my summary of an ideal summer spent hiking, reading, rowing, dining, fishing, swimming and climbing – in perfect …

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Archival Vacation – Hawaii

I’m here in Hawi, HI with Lynn & friends. Though I love Hawaii I find it difficult to document. Every scenic view has already been reprinted in postcard form. In lieu of a traditional AC field report, I’m posting a few placeholder images from Flip Schulke’s DOCUMERICA. Though Flip documented the retirement communities of Key …

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Suggested Mobile Housing

Lloyd Kahn is one of my heroes. His book Shelter has been a guide and comfort through many, many years of dreaming of building my own home somewhere. His blog is highly recommended for lots of pictures and great writing about structures and the people who build them. And he’s still skating at 70+! This …

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Archival Holiday: Coney Island 1885

Since I’ll be landlocked over the holiday weekend, I’m going to substitute these seaside images (courtesy the Brooklyn Musuem flickr photostream) as placeholders for my archival jaunt to Coney Island. As someone who loves warm weather but loathes summer apparel, I admire the way the folks in these photos maintain a high standard of dress …

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