Monday, May 19, 2008

Isn't She Lovely?

A few months ago during ScanFest, I told the group about my favorite collection of old photographs. I collect women wearing glasses, 1800s to 1925. I lamented the fact that they were difficult to find.

I also confessed that I am writing a book about my collection - working title "My Blind Passion."

GenaBloggers are the best, at least one in particular. Jasia, Creative Gene, while off on an anniversary vacation, stumbled upon two such photographs and bought them for me!

The woman in pince nez (pinch nose) glasses to the right is one of those photographs.

Isn't she lovely? The glasses are probably pinned in her hair at the end of the chain, similar to the glasses pictured to the left. Yes, I have a small collection of old glasses.

I also love the watch pinned to her beautiful lace dress, she is a classic. Was she a writer, a photographer, a librarian, a teacher? We'll probably never know. This is a studio photograph, a card mount; the photographer is Stephenson of Richmond, Michigan.

There is another photograph, but I have plans for her. You'll see her in another post.

Jasia - I love your gift - thank you my BBF! Isn't she lovely?



Blogger Thomas MacEntee said...

I will see what is in my collection right now!!

And I just got new glasses this weekend - they are wild!!!

May 19, 2008 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger Lidian said...

She really is lovely. And so is Jasia for finding her for you...

Can't wait to see the other photo!

May 19, 2008 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Jasia said...

Yes, she is lovely indeed. And she looks right at home on your blog fM :-) I'm sure she's pleased to have found a home in your collection.

And if I may I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you how much I love your poster for the 49th COG. I knew you'd have a good one! May I use it for the official "cover" of the swimsuit edition? (Can't have a swimsuit edition without a cover!)

May 20, 2008 at 4:42 AM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...


The isn't she lovely is you as well my friend. Thank you!

I'd be honored to be the official cover of the Swimsuit Edition of the COG.


May 20, 2008 at 6:47 AM  
Blogger Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

She's quite pretty. Jasia is a sweetheart!

May 23, 2008 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger Nikki - Notes of Life said...

She is lovely :)

I love old watches, particularly pocket watches.

June 1, 2008 at 2:34 PM  

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