"Gustav Wilhelm Krollmann (Austrian-American, 1888-1962) was a painter, muralist, illustrator, lecturer and teacher. Born in Vienna, Austria he later immigrated to the United States to settle in St. Paul, Minnesota. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, exhibited at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and was a member of the Minneapolis Society of Fine Art. He was the staff artist for the Northern Pacific Railroad designing travel posters and advertisements, and has been recognized worldwide as one of the best poster artists of his time."
A few postcards featuring Krollmann's art are favorites in the collection ...
|Hot Spring Terraces|
Yellowstone National Park
|John especially likes these postcards because they|
combine two facets of his collection:
YNP and Railroads
|Krollmann's Mount Rainier|
with the NP's North Coast Limited
|Mailed in July, 1942|
Interestingly, no mention, in the
printed description that the
artwork is by Krollmann
If you like these cards, you can find more of Krollmann's work on postcards here.
Dahlia Garden Update
For regular followers, an update on the Volunteer Park Dahlia Garden: We visited the garden yesterday, the last day of June, and yes, there are some early bloomers! Here are a few ...
By far, most of the dahlias have a way to go before blooming, maybe two or three weeks, possibly longer. We will, of course, keep you posted.
For those of you who are not regular followers, our last post on the Dahlia Garden is here.
|Just a couple of minutes before sunrise this|
morning. The construction crane is a sign
of the times in Seattle.
July 1, 2014
In the distance: Cascade Mountains