Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year from Mrs Crankipants and the rest of the Willceau Illo crew!

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Great Expectations of a Whitman Sampler

Here’s another advertisement from the program/souvenir booklet for the play L’Aiglon starring Maude Adams which played in Philadelphia at The Broad Street Theater back in 1901. At first, I thought this was a pioneer advertisement for a push gift. You … Continue reading

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The Capewell Glass Negative Collection – Snowy Self-Portraits

Here are a couple more negatives from The Capewell Glass Negative Collection which were shot about a 100 years ago. We’re continuing with our winter theme, and this time, I’ve chosen a couple of self-portraits of the photographer, John B … Continue reading

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1908 Happy New Year!

This is a postcard I’ve had for a while, sent from Boston to Willimantic, CT. I wonder if Zip ever got that money back.

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Electric Lloyd

We shot about 150 photos of Lloyd in order to capture this year’s Christmas card. When I was importing the images from the SD cards to the computer, I got a quick, movie-like flow of images of our illuminated son. … Continue reading

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Giant Superhero Holiday Grab-Bag

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Merry Christmas!

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It’s Christmas Eve…

Have you been nice?

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What I Want For Christmas – Lotsa Wavy Hair Like Liberace!

Here’s a treasure from 1954 – Liberace’s Christmas Special! His brother George is there along with Santa Claus and the rest of Liberace’s family! Of course, it would be easy and/or lazy to make all of the obvious jokes about … Continue reading

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The Capewell Glass Negative Collection – The Swift Trial and Severe Punishment of Frosty the Snowman

Today I continue posting a collection of glass negatives from 100 or so years ago. There’s about 200 5″ x 7″ glass negatives, and from what I’ve been able to determine so far, they were shot by John B. Capewell … Continue reading

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