Sunday, January 15, 2017


I love finding political ephemera that sheds light on a particular time. Here's what I wrote when I first posted this picture 8 years ago:

This postcard was put out by Clergy and Laity Concerned more than 20 years ago (I've had it a long time, and likely purchased it at either the Strand or St. Mark's book store -- someplace downtown).

Dr. King is revered today, but he took a risky and unpopular stand back in 1967 when he opposed the Vietnam War in a speech at Riverside Church in NYC. He was an early co-chair of the CLC.

The King quote on the back, from the Riverside address, is perhaps not as widely known as the "I Have a Dream" speech:

"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death." (April 4, 1967, exactly one year before his death.)

An interfaith group opposed to war -- whether in Iraq or Gaza -- carries on the work today:

Sunday, January 8, 2017

A paper doll gathering

Paper doll collectors gather in Brooklyn for a little post holiday get-together.

Carol Carey, collector and designer extraordinaire.

Pat Whalen couldn't attend, but she gave us a doll to dress for our round robin.

These are Monduane Harris' outfits.

Monduane will be hosting a workshop at the convention. Stay tuned!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Christmas Greetings paper doll card, ca. 1920s

No markings on this delightful card -- bought from Patti Fertel's sales table at Morgantown (I think). 

Love that the rhyming couplets continue on the back of the dolls, dresses and hats!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

GQ paper doll, Nov. 2016

Thanks to Jenny for the heads-up about this paper doll in the Nov. issue of GQ. You'll find this magazine on the raffle table in August!