Monthly Archives: August 2013

Au Revoir Summer!

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With Some Folks in a Field

Here’s another glass negative group shot by John Capewell of Westville, New Jersey where he has inserted himself and operates his camera’s shutter remotely with a length of string. Capewell is the fellow seated on the ground on the right. … Continue reading

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Collecting Fire-King

Fire-King was originally produced in the 1940s for everyday use, rather than display. It was often sold in bags of flour as a promotional item or was given away at gas stations. Fire-King could also be purchased at local grocery … Continue reading

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Rice Noodle Pilaf

I made this for dinner the other night. Before we dug in, I grabbed my camera and took a few photos, if only to prove that I do make other things besides pies. This pilaf is easy to make, pairs … Continue reading

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When a Kid Needs Money

Sung to the tune of When a Man Loves a Woman?

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As Low As 10¢ a Game

Passyunk Hall on South 24th Street in beautiful South Philadelphia!

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Muscle Beach

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Back by the Fence

Here’s another group picture where photographer John Capewell has inserted himself (he’s on the far right.) The odd position of his hands seem to indicate that he is triggering his camera’s shutter remotely by use of a length of string … Continue reading

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Collecting Hall Westinghouse Refrigerator Dishes

Back in the day, when you purchased a Westinghouse refrigerator, they gave away these lovely leftover dishes manufactured by The Hall China Company. When I bought my fridge, I got complimentary plastic ice cube trays –  clearly, times have changed. 

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She’s My Cherry Pie!

Cherry pie – it’s my love song to summer. The cherries in the market have been gorgeous, and I was feeling unusually ambitious on Saturday morning, so I thought I’d give it a go. My hands were stained, cherry juice … Continue reading

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