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Best lighting This https://goo.gl/BGQK28 Arnold Galleries trade card has some of the best subject lighting I have seen, as if the clouds have parted to allow the sun to shine just on these happy children!

Sharing plays an important role in our world. The Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection 1885 http://arnoldtradecards.com delights in sharing beauty, history, general knowledge and enthusiasm for life with you! "Best of the Arnold cards. Print and share!" (#bestarnoldcards) is a sampling of some of the fascinating posts that comprise the Arnold Collection.

This online Collection is one of several Google+ Collections I maintain [ https://goo.gl/rgBzBj ] arranged by subject. You might also be interested in my great-grandmother's original scrapbook, whose index is at [ http://arnoldtradecards.com ]. Cards acquired recently are listed in the Appendix to that Collection [ https://goo.gl/dJweVo ] or added to the Arnold Galleries [ http://arnoldgalleries.com ].

All these parts of the Arnold Collections contain some research on the 19th century companies that distributed the cards, from sewing machine manufacturers to jewelers.

Sometimes my research on these companies yields some interesting information on their original locations. You can view some of the creations related to this research on [ http://photographersstreetview.com ]

Those researching the background on these cards cannot ignore the political circumstances of their times. As a result of my research, I have come to see parallels between the American Civil War era and the present.

During the initial military phase of the Civil War, the British Empire was a behind-the-scenes supporter of the Confederacy. Today, the Union is again under attack, both from without and within. With a little outside help, the Union has begun the process of breaking up into weaker regional governments at war with each other. The military phase of the Civil War may soon resume.

See how Confederate Conspirators [ https://goo.gl/ccaF4g ] are carrying out Putin's plan for destroying the USA : [ https://goo.gl/TosdL4 ] in my "Environmental Politics" Collection [ https://goo.gl/QEBGBA ].

As the title of Best of the Arnold Cards Collection suggests, images in the Arnold Collection are in the public domain and can be copied, printed and shared freely. Enjoy!

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Reassurance is derived from one of the featured cards in [ http://bit.ly/YourVictorianCompanions ] on FLICKR. This will be the new home of our Google+ Victorian Companions Collection. New trade cards will be featured here on FLICKR. Follow us there!

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When the dog stops howling, you know you're doing well! You are invited to enjoy [ http://bit.ly/ArnoldCollectionsVictorianKids ], a page full of Victorian children at play as illustrated by 19th century trade cards. Happy times!

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Sometimes, kitties have the last word! Especially with those "silky" purrs! (Oh dear. This thread could be punny!) Visit [ http://bit.ly/ArnoldCollectionsAppendix1Eureka ]

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Are you Dyeing? If so, you'll want to read Emily Hayes' story "Cousin John's Extravagant Wife." Making do with what you have using Diamond Dyes is the theme. This free PDF [ http://bit.ly/CousinJohnsExtravaganWife ] also will attempt a cure for your various ailments in true Victorian fashion. Let us introduce you to a colorful world on the cheap!

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The doctor arrives It appears that horses came only in medium, large and extra-large in the late Victorian era! In any case, the doctor arrived in style with a very well-clad horse. We plan to add this series to [ http://bit.ly/VictorianDiscovery ] shortly.

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Fleeting fame, enduring verse Alvin E. (1860-1922) and wife Jennie (Giles) Utter (1864-1939) lived near Norwich in Chenango County, New York, USA together with their 3 children, Emma, Alvin and Burton. (Thanks to find-a-grave for this info. and the photo, taken by "JTF.")

The verse is from a hymn:

"Go thou in life's fair morning,
Go in the bloom of youth;
And buy, for thine adorning,
The precious pearl of truth:

"Secure this heavenly treasure,
And bind it on thine heart,
And let not earthly pleasure,
E'er cause it to depart.

"Go, while the day-star shineth;
Go, while thy heart is light;
Go, ere thy strength declineth,
While every sense is bright:

"Sell all thou hast, and buy it;
'Tis worth all earthly things
Rubies, and gold; and diamonds,
Sceptres and crowns of kings.

"Go, ere the clouds of sorrow
Steal o'er the bloom of youth;
Defer not till tomorrow,
Go now, and buy the truth:

"Go, seek thy great Creator,
Learn early to be wise;
Go, place upon His altar
A morning sacrifice."

" - Alternative verses -
Go thou in life's fair morning,
Go, in the bloom of youth,
And seek, for thine adorning,
The precious pearl of truth;

"Secure the heavenly treasure,
And bind it on thy heart;
And let no earthly pleasure
E'er cause it to depart.

"Bible Refs:Ps 63:1
SSS number: 1128
Music:DEDHAM
Meter:7 6 7 6 D
Author:Andrew Deakin
Franz Joseph Haydn
1732 - 1809

Text from [ http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/ ]. I was unable to find a recording of this hymn.

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Sunrise Greetings to All! This lithographed booklet was a special printing that contained poetry and art. Each page was printed on thin cardboard-like fancy paper. I think you'll enjoy the art, so click the link [ http://bit.ly/SunriseGreetingsPDF ] to explore this PDF at your leisure! I'll feature individual pages in the future.

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Puzzled yet? I found some, but not all of the hidden images here. How did you do? No ads were on this specimen. (Click image to enlarge)

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More than meets the eye Puzzle cards were popular Victorian diversions. What appears to be a standard circus lineup turns out to be much more. (Click image to enlarge.)

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