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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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Jayne's mom and kitty await your skillful embroidery! https://goo.gl/REW9Xz
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*Naughty puss" is one of a number of quality cards printed to promote Dr. Jayne's remedies (for every imaginable condition). The Arnold Appendix 1 https://goo.gl/dwAW4n features this and more and is well worth your visit. Enjoy!

#bestarnoldcards

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For a new you? From Arnold Galleries' https://goo.gl/v8AgtB this tonic supposedly cured about anything: Ioss of appetite, leanness, nervousness, impoverished and impure blood, scrofula (whatever that is), constipation, indigestion, dyspepsia, biliousness, impotency and all sorts of other stuff that's hard to spell. I'll post the reverse of the card in comments with the details. After taking one of these, you had to complain about the weather. There wasn't anything else!

#bestarnoldcards
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Slapstick humor has been around for ages. The advertised remedy (see comments) would have had no salutary effect on the possible injuries here. See more 1800s humor on https://goo.gl/tV1W9V Arnold Galleries Humor page.

#bestarnoldcards
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A skilled flier with a message just for you: Embroider me! My pattern is at https://goo.gl/VuydBQ

#ArnoldsEmbroideryPatterns
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Who sent this note? To whom was it addressed? What was in it? Which company handed out this item as a reward for customers' business? Duh. The pigeon knows more than we do! (Smart bird!) This is a https://goo.gl/sLu6cv Homing Pigeon.

#ArnoldsMysteries
#bestarnoldcards
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Light play is +Gary Lo's forte. His flower photos are outstanding. It's his landscapes, however, that leave one wondering. Are those all natural tones, or is this Gary's interpretation? Ah! The mystery of photography challenges the world you think you know!

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An enlargement of "Inner Harbor" is now available as an embroidery pattern.
Download the PDF at https://goo.gl/amb3bG Help spread the word! You are welcome to share these patterns with others.

#ArnoldsEmbroideryPatterns
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Inner harbor No matter how often we do it, leaving the peace and quiet of our inner harbors for the open sea takes a bit of pluck. https://goo.gl/xChcr2 the Arnold Galleries encourages you to tackle those new adventures. Join us! (Make this a habit and you'll soon be ready for photographersstreetview.com)

#bestarnoldcards
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