|Haynes Souvenir Folder|
Old Faithful Region
From our old postcard collection ... In our last post we introduced an early Souvenir Folder from Yellowstone National Park. These folders allowed tourists to pick up postcard views of scenes in the Park ... several scenes in one folder. In the mid 1900s the Official Photographer for the Park was F. J. Haynes who operated several shops in the park in order to sell his photographs and postcards. Haynes published a series of Souvenir Folders and we will be sharing them with you. This folder is Series A, the Old Faithful Region; publishing date was probably in the 1930s or 40s. Back in those days you could have mailed one of these folders (without a message!) to a friend for one and a half cents. Yes, believe it or not, at one time the US Postal Service sold stamps with a one half cent value. Check them out on the web if you are curious. To the best of our recollection we have never seen one that was used on any of the old postcards or souvenir folders in our collection. How about you, have you ever seen a half cent postage stamp? Might be a neat stamp to add to a stamp collection.
|Photo from the Web.|
Now, here are some of the scenes you see in the Series A folder ...
|[Left] Riverside Geyser|
[Right] Daisy Geyser
|[Left] Old Faithful|
[Right] Grand Geyser
|[Left] Old Faithful at Sunrise|
[Right] Old Faithful Geyser and Spectators
|Oblong Geyser Crater|
|Description of YNP printed on inside back cover.|
"Grizzly Bear Family"
Recent skies ...
Moon setting over Puget Sound
Pink clouds over Olympic Mountains
By Blaine P. Friedlander Jr. August 29 at 5:43 PM
"Forget July’s blue moon. For September’s full moon, you’ll probably see red. Catch a compelling, cosmic treat Sept. 27 and 28: It’s a full harvest moon featuring a total lunar eclipse.
As Earth travels around the sun, the planet always casts a shadow. Late in September, the moon moves across that shadow, and we are in a perfect place to watch a total lunar eclipse. By the way, it’s the largest full moon of the year.
The partial phase starts at 9:07 p.m. Sept. 27, when our lunar neighbor cruises into the Earth’s penumbral shadow, according to Fred Espenak, a NASA alumnus and noted eclipse expert. Over the following hour, the moon advances into the umbral shadow. At 10:11 p.m., the moon reaches totality, completely engrossed in the umbra, or the darkest part of the shadow — and that’s when skygazers may bask in an orange-red moon. (Espenak’s Web site: www.eclipsewise.com.)"
A few more dahlias ...
In our last post we included some pictures taken at the Volunteer Park Dahlia Garden on August 16th. Here are a few more from that session ...
Thank you for stopping by John's Island.