Monthly Archives: December 2014

So long, 2014!

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School is Out

Back in the 1980s, I went to art school, and I along with all of the other illustration majors were required to take a course in photography. We had to shoot the photos as well as process the negatives and … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

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Box 2217

Here’s another one of Tina’s photo elective shots of Center City Philadelphia circa 1981. As I’ve written before, illustration majors at the Philadelphia College of Art were required to take a photography course where the students would shoot, process and … Continue reading

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Chocolate Dipped Orange Shortbread

Orange and chocolate are one of my favorite combos – right next to chocolate and peanut butter. This shortbread has candied orange peel, orange zest, and orange juice – it packs a powerful orange punch! Then you dip the cookies … Continue reading

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Christmas in South Philadelphia

…about 50 years ago. My Dad must have stayed up late getting everything in place. It’s the early 1960s. My stocking is on the end. No stocking for my younger brother who hadn’t shown up yet. I was the baby.

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Express

I don’t have a specifically Christmas themed glass negative from John Capewell, but this one with a child, a canine playmate and a toy wagon will have to do. This looks to be Capewell’s younger son Henry with the family … Continue reading

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Wrapping It Up

Due to some unforeseen events, this Christmas has been a flurry of shopping, wrapping and stockpiling cookie dough. Gifts are shipped, cards are on the way to their destinations, and I’ve completed all of my jewelry projects. I’m looking forward to a … Continue reading

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The Photo Elective – King Richard’s Tavern

Back in the 1980s, I went to art school, and I along with all of the other illustration majors were required to take a course in photography. We had to shoot the photos as well as process the negatives and … Continue reading

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Cherry Chocolate Shortbread

Growing up, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a covered candy dish full of ribbon candy and chocolate covered cherries. These cookies are like popping a chocolate covered cherry in your mouth, then taking a bite of a delicious shortbread cookie. If you’re headed … Continue reading

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