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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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Shall I respond in English?
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Thanks to all for your likes, COMMENTS & sharing!

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 greet you in the language in which you post, then respond in English. Sometimes Google translations don't make any sense, in which case I may not respond or I may ask for clarification.

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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).

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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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The focal point of 19th century family life was the fireplace. Featured in the Arnold Galleries https://goo.gl/njQgFY this young lady is happy to have found a cheerful fire to warm her feet. (Perhaps M.A.Sterer thought she needed a bench?) 
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Roses are needed on a day like this! Probably a good day for staying indoors with your New Home Sewing Machine...https://goo.gl/oC2wPj
Click the hashtags below for more cards on the topic of your choice.

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Catching attention, this outfit has been added to Ladies Fashions https://goo.gl/VprDwc in the Arnold Galleries. For further discussion, visit the Arnold Galleries or page 122 https://goo.gl/JqsF0u of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection -1885.

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A strawberry dress, inspired no doubt by the season, graces this most interesting page https://goo.gl/JqsF0u of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection.

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Not just birders will be interested in the photography of +Raju Karia. Raju's crisp photos are accompanied by excellent commentary. This image adds a special little "exclamation point" on the end of the bill. Something tells me there will be many more inspiring moments as you review his Collections: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/c0W0IB Bird Photography Rajkot and https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/4I1sMB Wildlife Photography Rajkot. My favorite already in the latter is the "Nilgai & black drongo" https://goo.gl/hDxdpB
Painted stork
India,Rajkot,31-01-2017.

The painted stork (Mycteria leucocephala) is a large wading bird in the stork family. It is found in the wetlands of the plains of tropical Asia south of the Himalayas in the Indian Subcontinent and extending into Southeast Asia. Their distinctive pink tertial feathers of the adults give them their name. They forage in flocks in shallow waters along rivers or lakes. They immerse their half open beaks in water and sweep them from side to side and snap up their prey of small fish that are sensed by touch. As they wade along they also stir the water with their feet to flush hiding fish. They nest colonially in trees, often along with other waterbirds. The only sounds they produce are weak moans or bill clattering at the nest. They are not migratory and only make short distance movements in some parts of their range in response to changes in weather or food availability or for breeding. Like other storks, they are often seen soaring on thermals.
This large stork has a heavy yellow beak with a down-curved tip that gives it a resemblance to an ibis. The head of the adult is bare and orange or reddish in colour. The long tertials are tipped in bright pink and at rest they extend over the back and rump. There is a distinctive black breast band with white scaly markings. The band continues into the underwing coverts and the white tips of the black coverts give it the appearance of white stripes running across the underwing lining.
The rest of the body is whitish in adults and the primaries and secondaries are black with a greenish gloss. The legs are yellowish to red but often appear white due their habit of urohidrosis or defecating on their legs especially when at rest. The short tail is black with a green gloss.For a stork, it is medium-sized, standing about 93–102 cm (36.5–40 in) tall, 150–160 cm (59–63 in) in wingspan and weighing 2–3.5 kg (4.4–7.7 lb). Males and females appear alike but the males of a pair are usually larger than the female.
The downy young are mainly whitish with grey bills and blackish facial skin. The juveniles assume a brownish plumage and like most other storks reach breeding condition after two to three years.
Like all storks, they fly with their neck outstretched. They often make use of the late morning thermals to soar in search of foraging areas. Like other storks they are mostly silent but clatter their bills at nest and may make some harsh croaking or low moaning sounds at nest..[Wikipedia].[Photo© - Raju Karia].

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Learning new skills Victorian children quickly learned the skills needed to raise a family. As this card from the Arnold Galleries https://goo.gl/JZn9AN attests, these skills were often assigned by gender. Women ruled the kitchen and men were advised not to enter unless invited!

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Two for one! https://goo.gl/FZNXBm Landscapes in Arnold Galleries continues to explore framing and presentation. Relevant links to arnoldtradecards.com The Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection are also featured on this Arnold Galleries page. Come, visit the Galleries!

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Complex framing, framing almost out of control, so it would seem, is softened here by the bleed over of the pond and complimented by a very strong sunset focal point. In the Arnold Galleries, Landscapes https://goo.gl/FZNXBm our exploration of framing continues.

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Impromptu with dog, drum & comb To listen, visit the Arnold Galleries https://goo.gl/RlAzFp For more cards by Clark's, visit https://goo.gl/7EWa5t The Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection. We don't know whether the dog had a career in music after this debut. Maybe the dog was just a patient listener.

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