Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Krollmann - NP - YNP

We found this short biography for Gustav Krollman at a website offering art for sale ...

"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
Gustav Krollmann

John especially likes these postcards because they
combine two facets of his collection:
YNP and Railroads 

Emigrant Peak
Montana Rockies
Gustav Krollmann

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.

Today's sunrise

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

Thanks for stopping by John's Island.


  1. I think of dahlias as being late summer flowers. But already there are a few blooms. Thanks for the pictures, John. It's already July, isn't it? :-)

  2. Lovely post cards and garden John.

    Happy early 4th of July to you.

    Just wanted to let you know also that I tried several times to post a comment response on my blog to your questions about the "to dos" but they wouldn't publish. Must be a temporary blogger glitch. Anyway you are right that my original post did not strike out the "to do" items because when I posted them, they were not yet done. As I managed to get through some of them I crossed them off the list. I didn't make it through everything but I did get through most things and will carry on this week with the more time consuming items (crafts and paperwork). I don't generally post a 'to-do' list. Only when I have an awful lot to get done in a very short time. That was a list for one week in June and to help keep me on track. You have yourself a wonderful rest of your week.


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