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Entries from May 2012

An Ullage Dozen (45): Tolon! Tolon! Tolon! Tolon!

May 31st, 2012 · No Comments

I just heard a politician on the radio, saying that the election is not about fundraising, but about the heart and soul of the party. Those aren’t really dioramas They’re just holes in your pajamas ouija scrabble: messages from spirits are awarded points by letter The American diet: Yesterday I saw a man walking down […]

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Tags: Education

Fretted Instrument Ensembles of the 1940s

May 23rd, 2012 · 1 Comment

The following pictures are taken from the Fretted Instrument News, 1945-1949.  It was the “Official Organ of the American Guild of Banjoists, Mandolinists, and Guitarists,” “An Independent Bi-Monthly Devoted to the Advancement and Culture of the Romantic Instruments.”  It was particularly devoted to promoting “Fret Clubs,” amateur or school groups that played light classical selections […]

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Tags: Clubs and Associations · Education · Ephemera · Music

Children’s Card Games (171)

May 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

This old edition of “Authors,” from the Fireside Game Co., was devoted to “Young Folks’ Authors.”  It was an interesting selection.  Joining Mary Mapes Dodge in the juvenile pantheon are Louisa May Alcott, Charles Carleton Coffin, Eugene Field, George Bird Grinnell, Joel Chandler Harris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, James Otis Kaler, Charles Kingsley, Howard Pyle, Ernest Thompson […]

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Tags: Card Games · Ephemera