"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
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? :-)ReplyDelete
Lovely post cards and garden John.ReplyDelete
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.