While in Chicago this past summer I walked right by the Congress Hotel and I didn’t even take a picture and I’m still kicking myself. Rummaging Ebay like I always do for old photographs I stumbled across this amazing Kodachrome of the Congress Hotel in December 1965 recently.
I love everything about this image and the Christmas tree steals the show.
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It’s June 1953 and Dwight D. Eisenhower graced the Oval Office of the White House. This installment of “History Past” takes us into my collection of historical images, as these 3 iconic Kodachrome’s were taken while on a tour of the White House.
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This weeks “Photo of the Week” is of the Holmes County “Bicentennial” barn near Holmesville, Ohio. I photographed this barn in 2012 while traveling. Ohio Celebrated it’s Bicentennial 1803-2003 and artist Scott Hagan completed his five-year mission of painting the Bicentennial logo on at least one barn in each of the 88 counties in 2002.
Another new feature here at Adirondack Joe will be the “Postcard of the Week”. I have quite a large collection of vintage postcards. Some of them have been posted and some have not. I love the posted ones because I find the messages and the history fascinating. During the first half of the 20th century postcards were the “Social Media” of that era. Postcards were sent for almost any reason but the holiday ones were especially popular.
Halloween postcards were huge at the time, especially between 1900 and 1925. These cards are extremely coveted and extremely expensive. As Hallows Eve approaches here is the first “Postcard of the Week”.
Do you have a vintage postcard? If so and you would like to see it here on Adirondack Joe please get in touch with me.
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Just like most of you I have embraced social media. I truly enjoy it and I think it serves a purpose in the fast lane we call life. However I sometimes like to move over to the right lane and slow down a bit. You know cruise. I use another form of social media to say hello, send pictures or just to let friends and family know what I/we have been up to. You guessed it, I send postcards and quite frequently!
Recently I mailed one to my friend Sue. Sue is from Michigan and misses her home and family there. She emailed me a pic of the postcard to say thank you and along with this message “Ahhh home, I miss you. Thanks for the smile friend”.
Lastly I mailed this vintage postcard to a person in Germany through the http://www.postcrossing.com community. Waiting his response.
So you see there is more than one way to brighten someone’s day. If you would like to receive or exchange postcards please follow this link and provide your address. http://www.postable.com/joegeronimo