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I came across this old wooden stamping kit in the children’s bedroom of a historic house – era early 1900’s.
Central California.
NIKON COOLPIX point & shoot camera.

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I am a photographer and a writer. If you enjoy odd, short stories, I have a folder in my RB portfolio titled “Short Stories / Writing.”

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  • myraj
    myrajalmost 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture of a great find. Like yourself, I love historic houses and heritage villages. Objects were so interesting in days gone bye.

  • tenzil
    tenzilalmost 3 years ago

    This is my favourite of your recent uploads. The slightly diagonal perspective works very well to give the image a dynamic feel, while still being quite readable along its lines. The focal point at the top is also right, I think, as it fits with where the eye starts to read the image.

  • You amaze me, tenzil! Not only are you commenting – but your comments are so expressive and helpful – I love that you have been pointing out things that I may have only accomplished unconsciously or I should say subliminally – instinctually – maybe is the term I was groping for. Your comments are the most insightful and I appreciate them so much!
    Cordially, Ellen

    – waddleudo

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtalmost 3 years ago

  • COOL! Thank you soooo much! Every pat on the back is so encouraging!
    Cordially, Ellen

    – waddleudo

  • Kate Lionis
    Kate Lionisalmost 3 years ago

    Very clever shot! Great to find inspiration in the most unlikely areas.

  • Thank you, Kate. As much as I’m a social person, when I go on shoots I prefer to go alone. This shot would never have happened if I hadn’t been alone. It’s like I’ve got to get a psychic connection to the potential shot. Well, you probably know that!
    Thanks again, Cordially,

    – waddleudo

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 3 years ago

    THANK YOU FOR SUBMITTING YOUR WORK TO The Tools Group 2 per day.

    This is just great

  • Scott Mitchell
    Scott Mitchellalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much, Scott for the Feature, the cool banner and for co-hosting this great Group!
    Cordially, Ellen

    – waddleudo

  • trueblvr
    trueblvralmost 3 years ago

    how cool….neat find…thanks for the share.

  • Old things are new again – stamping is a big hobby / business now. I didn’t realize it was a children’s toy / game / craft until I saw this in the children’s room of a local historic house, now a museum.
    Thanks so much for your nice compliment, trueblvr!
    Cordially, Ellen

    – waddleudo

  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonalmost 3 years ago

    This is a great find and something you don’t see every day. Great capture. Congratulations on your feature.

  • Thank you, thank you and thank you, Christina! So gratifying receiving comments and compliments on RB and making new friends!
    Cordially, Ellen

    – waddleudo

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 2 years ago


  • Wowweee, Karen. That is terrific. Thank you for the Feature and all you do Hosting!

    – waddleudo

  • Heather Crough
    Heather Croughabout 2 years ago

    Fantastic shot!

  • Thank you so much, Heather. I wish I could have corrected the focus better – but it makes for an interesting shot (I think)
    Cordially, Ellen

    – waddleudo

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