Monday, December 03, 2007

drum on a tree...


nice RPPC of george, a member of the "ranch band", milwaukee wisconsin. i really love the tree stump cut to hold the drum.

for some reason, when i noticed the postage cancellation stamp on the back i began to think about this card and the person on the front. i never really read these things other than to get a date and location, but i noticed this one also has the time of day on it. i couldn't help but feel a weird connection to this person going to a post office at 3:30 pm on july 18, 1908 because i do the same thing around the same time many days here myself. i had a sense that this card's entire trajectory through life came out of a single moment; and that moment is recorded directly on this object. it's nice to find a kind of consistency to life in the fact that the kind folks at my post office still hand cancel a number of things with rubber stamps of almost the exact same design as they used in 1908 as we approach 2008...

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Blogger Matterhorn1959 said...

Great image. I also like the large flag in the background.

4:36 AM  
Blogger sroden said...

yeah, since i'm not the most patriotic person in the world i wonder why images with old flags attract my attention. maybe it's the handmade sewing feel. this one is either two placed head to head in a mirror form, or some strange flag, as you can see stripes coming out of the star box on both sides... strange...

7:22 AM  
Blogger bloggsy said...

DranchD Band

10:33 PM  

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