Starting this post with the beautiful postcard above received this week from blogging friend Maria. She publishes an excellent blog and hosts Postcards for the Weekend at Connections to the World. I really love this card. Information from the back of the card ... Artist: Joseon, 1825 - 1854. Entitled: Painting of Flowers, Birds, Insects and Fish. The card is printed by the Cultural Foundation of National Museum of Korea. Thank you Maria!
Saturday's Critters is a popular blog linkup where pictures of all kinds of critters are shared. Worth checking out! Thanks to Eileen for hosting!
Portraits of the Coast
A vintage folder of postcards published by C C Filson Co. of Seattle. Captions below the cards are the description printed on back. As a long-time collector of postcards, I can tell you it is quite unusual to see one of today's large retailers offer a little book of vintage image postcards. It was a delight to find this!
|Tugboat MARTLE Aground, c. 1935|
Nordic Heritage Museum no. 2012.084.001
Descriptions on the back of each card.
Most of the images are from museums.
|Purse Seiner, 1942|
Finn Lepsoe Collection
Nordic Heritage Museum no. 2005.018.015
|Street View of Maritime Shipyard, c. 1940|
Finn Lepsoe Collection, Nordic Heritage Museum no. 2005.018.029
Postcards for the Weekend to see more interesting postcards other bloggers are sharing to the link up. Thanks to Maria for hosting!
|Tugboat Alice in Elliott Bay c. 1912|
Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society no. 1159-1
|Chuck Burns working on the damaged cannery tender DECORAH, 1949|
Fisherman's Terminal, Seattle, WA
Museum of History and Industry no. 2000.107.064.32.01
|Wooden Boat BEAR, n. d.|
Vanishing Generation Oral History Project
Nordic Heritage Museum no. 2000.090.005
|Four unidentified men on the deck of a fishing vessel, c. 1914|
Nordic Heritage Museum no. 83.023.002ae
|Schooner PACIFIC, 1931|
Photograph by Wolfer Printing Co.,
Nordic Heritage Museum no. 81.046.005y
|MONONGHELA, the last tall ship to leave Lake Union|
before the completion of the Aurora Bridge, c. 1932
Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society no. 5902
|JUSTINE FOSS, n. d.|
Nordic Heritage Museum no. 1999.060.082
|TUGBOAT TRIO ON THE SEATTLE WATERFRONT C. 1915|
Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, No. 918-1
|SAILING SHIP DANMARK, C. 1920|
Nordic Heritage Museum no. 87.268.025
By way of introduction, the photos below are some captures of shipping traffic coming and going, Port of Seattle. We're trying to make the best of our view of the harbor and enjoy watching the ships. While we're posting the photos here on the blog we're also recording our observations for us to look back on in the years to come.
|Colorful COSCO South China Sea|
Arriving April 1st 2:27 PM
|Bright afternoon sun limits our view of this OOCL ship|
arriving in Seattle, April 1st 4:26 PM
I love taking pictures of the sky. I'm always amazed at what creation has to show us on her ever changing canvas. For me, blogging is turning out to be an excellent way to keep a journal and enjoy again some sky scenery!
|April 2nd 6:54 PM|
|April 6th 7:16 AM|
Clouds drifting over Bainbridge Island
|Sunny on the other side of the Olympics|
April 6th 7:42 PM
In near distance: Magnolia neighborhood
Middle distance: Bainbridge Island
|About an hour before moonset on April 2nd|
Two days after the last "blue moon" of 2018
April 2nd 7:14 AM
Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.
Thank you for stopping by John's Island.