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Jeff Diver
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research specialist; blogger; victorian trade cards scrapbooker; photographer; editor
research specialist; blogger; victorian trade cards scrapbooker; photographer; editor

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Thanks to all for your likes, COMMENTS & sharing!

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This is how I handle your comments: I will "+" (like) your comments to indicate I have read & understood them. https://translate.google.com/ translates your comments into English. When replying to your comments, I will sometimes greet you in the language in which you post, then respond in English. Often Google translations don't make any sense, in which case I may not respond or I may ask for clarification.

On rare occasions, I will disable comments for a particular post. This will happen when extensive spamming or other persistent misbehavior occurs on a post. This action is reversible. When I think the spammers have moved on, I can enable posts again.

I look up acronyms such as "nyc," which according to http://goo.gl/f4RjCw could mean "New York City," "nice" or "not your concern." Confusing! Google refuses to display comments Google considers "spam." For instance, if you use a comment field to publicize a web site, Google sometimes interprets this as spam. I'll see your comment, but nobody else will.

Everyone should be aware of the parameters set forth in Google’s User Content and Conduct Policy (http://www.google.com/+/policy/content.html). Not only can you read Google's rules there, you can also report violations that you see. Google's anti-Spam efforts are a continuously trained machine learning model, so you can expect that policy change will occur over time (and that there will be an occasional glitch).

Keep those comments coming! Even if Google does not appreciate them all, I read them and I do! Comments I will delete are those attacking or denigrating people. (I make a point of strict "tack" control. This includes "banning" folks using avatars in a deliberately  offensive manner.) If your comment is not relevant to the post, or if it is a personal family announcement, I will remove it eventually after folks have had a chance to read it. Posts that appear to be nonsense characters will be deleted. (Here's an example of a nonsense post, which could be a translation error: "Fhekdjrjb. soosEaceoe o ogl O o o S ss Z zzz s J S D EX orsBasinHis XgesrSE z sq.") For personal & business correspondence, I use email exclusively (see my "about" page for the address).

I do not respond to "hangouts" posts, facebook, twitter, instagram, etc. as I prefer to consolidate my communications in one place.

Shall I respond in English?
VOTE here: https://goo.gl/i22Y7z

This image series is from http://goo.gl/6zUh7a page 122 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection 1885. Emma Jane Arnold considered it safe for her children to view. And it was. Granddad Arnold never put a tack on my chair!
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I continue to experiment with Google Street view derivations and occasionally get a bit philosophical. Use of the cell phone in public areas has sure changed the pulse of urban life! Syncopated times, perhaps?
Life, Stilled The "still life" of the 21st century is a far cry from that illustrated by 19th century artists. Since the advent of the cell phone, pedestrian traffic no longer flows predictably, but is a dance of random motions, the demented play of musical chairs. Do we stop when the music starts, or is it the other way 'round? Makes things complicated when we are all dancing to different music! https://goo.gl/GsHgR7 Meriden, CT

#9X2
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Life, Stilled The "still life" of the 21st century is a far cry from that illustrated by 19th century artists. Since the advent of the cell phone, pedestrian traffic no longer flows predictably, but is a dance of random motions, the demented play of musical chairs. Do we stop when the music starts, or is it the other way 'round? Makes things complicated when we are all dancing to different music! https://goo.gl/GsHgR7 Meriden, CT

#9X2
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Caffeinated Critter eludes Capture! Hunting without weapons can be an exhilarating experience -- especially if Rabbit has had her morning coffee. Visit https://goo.gl/MJKtZA the Arnold Galleries for more family fun 1800s style. Caution: this activity is classified as "XXXX," nobody over 17 can participate unless accompanied by a child...and a dog.

#bestarnoldcards
#ArnoldGalleries
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A Landmark Day! https://goo.gl/ujHj5J Page 67 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection 1885 proudly joins in on the excitement. Today's equivalent might be getting that latest & greatest cell phone you've had your eyes on for a while.
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This is one of several short lessons in basic embroidery technique that are available on YouTube. If you find it easier to learn with personal or group instruction, The Embroiderer's Guild of America may have a chapter near you https://goo.gl/sB14ky The International Embroiderer's Guild also offers online courses https://goo.gl/t7qLWS

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Harbor memories is now an embroidery pattern free for you to download at https://goo.gl/9ZSHvr (You are also free to print and share this image.)

#ArnoldsEmbroideryPatterns
#bestarnoldcards
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Classic harbor scene presented by Lion Coffee. With beautiful cards like this one enclosed in every package, it's no wonder Woolson Spice sold a lot of coffee!

#bestarnoldcards
#ArnoldsLions
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https://goo.gl/TAaFPc Forget the piano! I'll take the mandolin! (or the rose) Yet again, a mysterious instance of trying to sell one item while picturing another. Actually, if you get the chance, buy the piano. They are extremely rare. (see comments)

#bestarnoldcards
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A part of sorts courtesy of well-meaning parents. Remember when somebody else chose your hairstyle? Unfortunately, we don't know who posed for this portrait or the choices they made later, but https://goo.gl/BHCwpG has an interesting story about the company that made "Petrolina!"

#Victorianhairstyles
#bestarnoldcards
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