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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

YOUNG WOMAN IN LOVELAND, CO




bmarshphd posted: "A pretty young woman sits sideways on a chair and holds an open magazine as she poses for her portrait at the Talbot studio in Loveland, Colorado. If she is indeed sitting sidesaddle on the chair; it is an unusual pose. She is wearing an interesting and u"
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DREAMY YOUNG WOMAN IN LOVELAND, COLORADO (PORTRAIT BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER INVOLVED IN THE "1894 MAMMOTH POTATO HOAX"

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reading in loveland_0007A pretty young woman sits sideways on a chair and holds an open magazine as she poses for her portrait at the Talbot studio in Loveland, Colorado. If she is indeed sitting sidesaddle on the chair; it is an unusual pose. She is wearing an interesting and uncommon dress. Perhaps a visitor to the cabinet card gallery can tell us something about the dress. What kind of material is this dress made from? What is the material of the fabric that is sewn over parts of the dress? What kind of hair accessory is she wearing atop her head?  Note that she is also wearing a ribbon which can be partially seen behind her head. Are you wondering about the "Mammoth Potato Hoax" yet?  I'll get right to that intriguing story after a brief description of the town where the Talbot studio was located. In the early seventies (the nineteen, not the eighteen seventies) I used to ski Loveland's slopes and mail valentine day cards from the Loveland post office. It was considered extra romantic to have a Loveland postmark on your Valentines Day cards. I enjoyed the town, but never knew the story of how Loveland got it's name. Research reveals that Loveland was founded in 1877 and was named in honor of William A. H. Loveland, the President of the Colorado Central Railroad. Not many years later, Adam H. Talbot operated a photography studio in Loveland. In 1894, he was recognized nationally and internationally for his involvement in the "Mammoth Potato Hoax of Loveland, Colorado". The hoax actually started very innocently. The editor of the Loveland Reporter wanted to help a local potato farmer, Joseph B. Swan, promote his spud sales at a Loveland street fair. The farmer was well respected for his potato production. He had grown 26,000 pounds of potatoes on one acre of land over a years period. He had claimed to have grown a giant potato weighing 13 lbs, 8 ozs.  In an effort to create a humorous advertisement for farmer Swan, the newspaper editor recruited photographer Talbot to use trick photography to create a photograph of Swan holding a massive potato over his shoulder. Printing below the image stated that the potato weighed over 86 pounds. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on the participants point of view, many people believed that this attempt at humor was actually reality. Word spread about this amazing potato. Eventually, a New York City attorney sent the photograph to the editors of the Scientific American. The attorney included a note that stated that the actual potato had been on exhibit at the  Loveland Reporter offices.   The editors ordered an engraving of the photograph to be made and than published it as real news in an 1895 issue. Eventually, the editors became aware of the truth about the photograph and published an angry retraction. The magazine reported it was victim of a "gross fraud" and stated unkind opinions about photographer Talbot. They asserted that "An artist who lends himself to such methods of deception may be ranked as a thoroughbred knave, to be shunned by everybody". The story of the "mammoth potato hoax" went viral, 1890's style. It was widely reported but still many were not aware that the giant potato never existed. Farmer Swan was besieged by letters asking for information and offering to buy his amazing potato seeds. Swan would try to explain that the famous potato never existed, but people did not believe him. Eventually, Swan just told inquirers that the potato had been stolen. Incredibly, the story of the huge potato appeared in The Strand Magazine (1897), and it was reported as true news. After some years had passed, Talbot finally received some positive acclaim in the St. Louis and Canadian Photographer (1902). Talbot was recognized for producing photographs for a book named "Loveland, Colorado Illustrated".

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the editors became aware of the truth and publish an angry retraction of the mammoth potato story.

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Vincent van Gogh ... A Self Portrait

"Self - Portrait" ~ 1887
 


 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Reverend Gary Davis - Oh, Glory, How Happy I Am

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Rev. Gary Davis Lyrics
Oh Glory, How Happy I Am Lyrics

Oh, when I was out in the world of sin
I had no one to be my friend
Jesus came and he taken me in
Glory, hallelu
And he taken my feet out the miry clay
He placed them up on a rock to stay
I thank God that I can say
Glory, hallelu
O, Glory how happy I am
O, Glory how happy I am
My soul is washed in the blood of the lamb
Glory, hallelu
O, Glory how happy I am
Yeah, glory how happy I am
My soul is washed in the blood of the lamb
Glory, hallelu
I was out in darkness and I could not see
Jesus came and he rescued me
He claimed me and gave me a victory
Glory, hallelu
And one day while Jesus was passing by
He set my sinful soul on fire
He made me laugh and he made me cry
Glory, hallelu
Whoa!
Yeah, glory how happy I am
My soul is washed in the blood of the lamb
Glory, hallelu
Whoa, glory how happy I am
Oh, glory how happy I am
My soul is washed in the blood of the lamb
Glory, hallelu
When I could not understand
Jesus, he give me a lending hand
Led me away to the promised land
Glory, hallelu
Oh, well he give me a horn and he told me to blow
Go in peace and sin no more
He led me away to the upright shore
Glory, hallelu
Whoa, glory how happy I
Yes!
My soul is washed in the blood of the lamb
Glory, hallelu
Well, glory
Yeah!
My soul is washed in the blood of the lamb
Glory, hallelu
I know something that's mighty swell
A sweet little story I love to tell
Jesus saved my soul from Hell
Glory, hallelu
Oh, stand back Satan, get out of my way
I don't want to hear not a word you say
I'm on my way to the King's highway
Glory, hallelu
Well thank God I got over at last
Thank God I got over at last
My feet is planted in the narrow path
Glory, hallelu
Whoa, glory how happy I am
Whoa, glory how happy I am
My soul is washed in the blood of the lamb
Glory, hallelu
When I had no home to claim
I begin to call on Jesus' name
He saved me from old Satan's chains
Glory, hallelu
Now I'm fire-baptized and holy ghost-filled
I'm out here to do my master's will
I must keep going, I must keep
Glory, hallelu
Well, glory
Whoa, glory how happy I am
My soul is washed in the blood of the lamb
Glory, hallelu
Yeah, glory how
Yeah!
My soul is washed in the blood of the lamb
Glory, hallelu

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MADAME BUTTERFLY IN KLAGENFURT, #AUSTRIA



bmarshphd posted: " This image features an attractive actress playing Madame Butterfly in a 1909 production. The preceding information comes from an inscription on the reverse of the photograph. The photographer is Hans Wanderer and his studio was located in Klagenfurt, Aus"
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MADAME BUTTERFLY IN KLAGENFURT, AUSTRIA

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MADAME BUTTERFLY_0008 This image features an attractive actress playing Madame Butterfly in a 1909 production. The preceding information comes from an inscription on the reverse of the photograph. The photographer is Hans Wanderer and his studio was located in Klagenfurt, Austria. Madam Butterfly is an opera by Giacomo Puccini. The story was originally written by James Long (1898). David Belasco dramatized the story for theater. The operatic version of Madame Butterfly premiered in Milan, Italy in 1904.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Statue in the XIth district

 
 

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A secretful statue in a hidden corner of the XIth district of Budapest.

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WOMAN IN A FRAME




bmarshphd posted: "A young woman is featured in this cabinet card that appears to be a memorial photograph. The image has a musical theme. Note the pictured string instrument and the scrolled sheet music. Perhaps the young woman pictured  in the frame was a musician. The ph"
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WOMAN IN A FRAME IN HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

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LADY IN A FRAME_0002A young woman is featured in this cabinet card that appears to be a memorial photograph. The image has a musical theme. Note the pictured string instrument and the scrolled sheet music. Perhaps the young woman pictured  in the frame was a musician. The photographic studio responsible for this interesting image is the C. S. Roshon studio which was located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The cabinet card gallery has another Roshon photograph in its collection). This second photograph is one of the more controversial images in the gallery's collection because it very well may be a counterfeit cabinet card. The image features a Native American man with a turkey vulture on his head.  Click on the category "Photographer: Roshon" to view this photograph.

bmarshphd | February 25, 2013 at 12:01 am | Tags: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Roshon | Categories: Memorial Card, Musicians, Photographer: Roshon | URL: http://wp.me/pnHKU-2Sg

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

THE RAIL SPLITTER (That's not ® or © is it?)


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A view of part of my living room in Haddam, Connecticut the day before Storm Nemo hit the region with historic snow totals. I spent the entire day hauling and stacking wood, bringing almost every bit of the cord I had left into the house. Glad I did! We got over three feet of snow by the time it was over but I managed to stay warm and toasty.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Gunslinger Guide to Elizabeth Taylor #9

 
 

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PORTRAIT OF A LADY RIDER WITH HER HORSE



bmarshphd posted: "A woman in her riding habit and holding a whip, poses with her horse and servant. The servant is wearing a turban and holding the bridle of the lady's mount. It is likely that this photograph was taken in India. The subjects and the photographer are unide"
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PORTRAIT OF A LADY RIDER WITH HER HORSE AND INDIAN GROOMSMAN

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RIDER IN INDIAA woman in her riding habit and holding a whip, poses with her horse and servant. The servant is wearing a turban and holding the bridle of the lady's mount. It is likely that this photograph was taken in India. The subjects and the photographer are unidentified.

 

bmarshphd | February 21, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Tags: Horse, India, Turban, Whip | Categories: Horse, India | URL: http://wp.me/pnHKU-2T5

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

"NOOKIE!'

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Monday, February 18, 2013

HOORAY FOR DALIWOOD

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