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Art of the Day – 02/07/17 (Young Knight in a Landscape, Vittore Carpaccio)

Daily Artwork — “Young Knight in a Landscape, Vittore Carpaccio, 1510”

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1510 — Young Knight in a Landscape.  Oil paint on canvas. High Renaissance style. Vittore Carpaccio (c1465-1525/26).  Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain.
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Posted by on February 7, 2017 in Daily Art

 

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Photo of the Day – 02/03/17 (“Handy Helpers for Defense”, 1942)

Daily Photo — “Handy Helpers for Defense, 1942”

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These young men are collecting paper and what look like tin cans (I am sure at other times had collected other items as well) for a scrap drive. Most of these items were reused or recycled to support the American war effort in World War II.

May 1942. Southington, Connecticut. “Boys collecting paper and metal for scrap drive.” Photo by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information. 

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Posted by on February 3, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 01/24/17 (“Boys Will Be Boys”, 1941)

Daily Photo — “Boys Will Be Boys, 1941”

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Another one to file under “the more things change…”  Seems like some things have always been irresistible, like squirting your friend at the water fountain.  Three guesses as to what happened right after this was taken!.

July 1941. “Fun at the water fountain. Fourth of July picnic in Vale, Oregon.” Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. 

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Photo of the Day – 12/23/16 (“American Dreams”, 1942)

Daily Photo — “American Dreams, 1942”

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I always associate train sets with Christmas, and even though this photo was taken nowhere near the holiday season, I decided to use if for just that reason.  There is something fun about this bedroom that makes me want to go check it out more!

June 1942. “Greenbelt, Maryland. Child’s bedroom in which a 13-year-old boy has rigged up model trains and a chemical laboratory.” Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. 

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Posted by on December 23, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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