Sunday, November 15, 2020
Teddy B, Teddy R, Donald T & Elvis P
11:46 am cst
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. [b] October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919),
often referred to as Teddy Roosevelt or his initials T. R., was an American statesman, conservationist, naturalist, historian
and writer, who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909.
Whether or not Miss Florence Craven Harvey of
154 North Lexington Avenue Cook County, Illinois understood the meaning of this unusual postcard is anybody's guess.
The large walking stick and safari hat may have been alluding to the flamboyant Mr.Roosevelt,
hunter, naturalist, writer and politician.
all, it was Teddy Roosevelt who said, "Speak softly and carry a big stick."
The specifics are that this is the Teddy B Hiking
Bear with Walking Stick & Hat Embossed UB Postcard created by the ILL Postcard Card & NOV.CO. NY. The shadow around
the bear was originally a green amber tint that faded, which is understandable since the card is almost 114 years old. It's
approximate Size is 3.25" x 5.5".
the front of Miss Harvey's great piece of postal history with the Scott Catalog #300 blue green one cent Ben Franklin stamp,
issued between 1902 and 1903, struck twice with six line wavy machine cancels with the circular date stamp of Saint Joseph
Missouri, August 25, 1907. Kind of looks like the weaker set of wavy lines came first but were applied inverted which caused
the circular date to run off the page. I suppose they might have flipped the card around so the date of cancellation would
Here's a closer look at the cancellations.
Teddy B reminds me of another American that carries
a big stick.
Elvis, most likely, would have loved the Teddy B card.
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Visual Scribble & Ish Kabibble
10:34 am cst
I bought some pencils, crayons, watercolors, pastels, felt-tipped
pens, a ruler and a pencil sharpener (sounds like a song, doesn't it) yesterday and did this on an old 5 by 4 inch blank card
that was used to mount Polaroid instant camera pics.
Does it look like a sky, a house, a mountain and
a tree ?
Or an old blank Polaroid
mount with scribbles on it ?
dozens of these old blank Polaroid mounts to scribble on.
Aren't we having fun ?
Ish Kabibble (January 19, 1908 – June 5, 1994) was an American comedian and cornet player. Born Merwyn
Bogue in North East Pennsylvania, Ish Kabibble was the lead trumpet for the Kay Kyser Band and studied
law at West Virginia University.