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FEATURED IN EVERYDAY WOMEN, December 17, 2015
FEATURED IN IMAGE WRITING, December 25, 2015
FEATURED IN STILL LIFE, FINE ART AND FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY, January 12, 2016
FEATURED IN THE FINE ART OF STILL LIFE, July 11, 2017

129 views, January 12, 2016

Taken with my NIKON D3000, on December 15, 2015 in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada. (It was a very overcast day and the ambient light was insufficient so I tried for some angled light from an old fashioned lamp – It worked – sort of…) A, shutter speed 1/4, F/5.3, ISO 1600, focal length 48 mm

My last upload was about books as well. This time I am looking at LITTLE WOMEN (almost every female child has read or heard of this book, I am sure) by Louisa May Alcott – whose first copyright was in 1880 – and the story takes place in the period of the Civil War in the USA. My grandmother received this book for Christmas, 1905 (and it was published in that year as well), from an aunt who lived to be as old as my mother is now. My grandmother would have been roughly 10 years old, maybe 11. As is obvious, this book was well loved and well used – it is not in particularly good shape. But next to it on the right is a book called MY LADY CAPRICE, by Jeffery Farnol. This book is in much better condition and has illustrated margins along with lovely illustrations some of which have been hand-coloured. This book has a somewhat more adult theme of how to win your bride-to-be by engaging her nephew (nick-named “Imp”) who follows no rules but his own. It is actually quite funny and, of course, the hero wins the affections of the blushing bride-to-be… This book was copy-righted in 1906, and this edition was published in 1907. I received this from the mother of one of my aunts when I was in my teens. It is a treasure to me.

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