Archive for May, 2009

31
May
09

End of May at the BUG CAFE

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30
May
09

The Allen & Ginter Tobacco Works

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“In 1875 Allen & Ginter released the first “Richmond Gems,” cigarettes made from domestic tobaccos. Drawing from past success with selling linens in attractive wrappings, Ginter designed packages for the cigarettes.”

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Ginter’s varied interest were shown in his decision to construct the Lakeside Park in an area near what is now Lakeside Avenue and Hillard Road. This was a period of history known as the “Gay Nineties,” and bicycling on the “high wheelers,” with their tall front wheels was in vouge. He purchased nearly ten acres beside Brook Run and there built the Lakeside Wheel Club.”

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29
May
09

Folies Bergere

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Les Folies Bergere,” the topless revue at the Tropicana hotel-casino and a Las Vegas institution, is ending its nearly half-century Las Vegas run.

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29
May
09

Louis Daguerre 1838

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Louis Daguerre with the first person captured on film: an 1838 daguerrotype of a street scene with one distant blurry fellow who just happened to be standing in the same place getting his shoes shined for the 10 minutes it took to take the picture.

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29
May
09

Frida, Kiki, Gin

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http://www.ubu.com/film/leger.html

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I love the fact that these women are on the same time-line as my mother and to have this surreal photo of mom is icing on the cake.

28
May
09

Mermaids

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“Diane Webber started out as a ballet dancer and worked as a chorus girl in San Francisco when she was 18 to 20. She started modeling when she was 19. She was married in 1955 and had a child in 1956. She hurt her knee at one point and couldn’t ballet dance any more, she saw a belly dancer and decided she could do that style of dancing. She learned some time in the early 1960’s. Diane Webber danced at the California Renassaince Faire and founded the “Perfumes of Araby” dance troop in 1969.”

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25
May
09

The CROW

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Steve’s banjo CD released this week on ROUNDER is the real McCoy, by the 5th tune “Words Unspoken” I had tears in my eye’s. Steve sounds like he has come off  a life spent on a mountain top to share this music. ThankYou! Thank You!

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24
May
09

Pageant of Pulchritude

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Third International Pageant of Pulchritude and Ninth Annual Bathing Girl Revue, June 3, 4, 5, 1928, Galveston, Texas

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Miss Mexico 1927

23
May
09

Toby’s brush with Bluegrass

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23
May
09

Raidah’s Oud Photo

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Raidah took this photo of Oud’s for me while shopping in Syria.




1984 Computer portrait from State Fair

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