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Shopping from the movies: On Any Sunday (1971)

On Any Sunday (Brown 1971), the famous 1971 motorcycle documentary, has been shopped to death. Over the years, gent bloggers have obsessed over the film’s motorcycles, wax jackets, leather boots and Steve McQueen footage. Coming late to this movie, I gravitated to the section dealing with the six day international motorcycle trial in Spain. As …

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Archival Housekeeping

Man hoovering Add housekeeping to the list of archival chores I’d rather perform in the past. Not only do the tasks look simpler (limited activity, fixed locations), they seem to require a heightened, more thoughtful level of dress and grooming. Of course, I’d advocate for an individualized chore uniform. Aprons or multi-pocketed work jackets add …

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From the Archives: Logging/Railroad Crews

CKK0829, University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division CKK0702, University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division CKK0481, University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division KIN056, University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division D. Kinsey 66, University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division KIN048, University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division Following up on my post …

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Archival Field Trip: Roberts Supply Co.

A few weeks ago, some friends and I ventured out to workwear supplierRobert Supply Co. to document the store’s more exotic product offerings and collect archival footage. Although Roberts is an official (and well stocked) Filson dealer, the store specializes in logging equipment, industrial clothing and related supplies (translated into the vernacular by timber framing …

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