Remember back in January I shopped from home for photographs and postcards?
Here are more of the collection.
There were many babies in this group - good sellers.
Another group in great shape.
This is a family - Lillian, Helen and William.
One photo each year.
I bought another group of photos from the same dealer and got more of the same family.
I now wish I knew Lillian, Helen and William's last name so I could look them up.
The dealer stuck in an extra with the group - a tin type.
Yes, the photo is really on tin.
I will probably sell it.
If it was a child or baby, I would keep it.
At an estate sale I chanced upon this tattered and torn album.
Filled with numerous postcards - black and white - photos of Rome.
There was only one snapshot of three of the four who were traveling together.
How did I know there were four?
Why were they in Rome?
What exciting event did they attend?
This document was on the last page. The corner torn was the entrance ticket.
A loose translation:
The Papal Antechamber
His Holiness receives in audience
The day ____ at 12.30
Camillo Caccia Dominioni
Vatican Master of Chamber of His Holiness
It is dated December 31, 1930.
There are instructions for the proper dress for the audience.
The ticket is for four.
I am such a history geek that I got a huge thrill over finding this even though there are probably thousands of them floating around.
And I can't let you go without confessing the sin of gluttony.
I bought another 200 postcards!
Update on Miss Peepers: She checked out fine at the vet. Needs to gain a few pounds and stay inside for a few more days until her strength is back.