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Owl Records Earl Eltanin

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My buddy said he was having trouble seeing the caption on this.  Here it is:

“Owl records Earl Eltanin, the ‘Lung of Love’, for his new release ‘Lung on Fire’.”

The words on the console are “Izzr Mxr”.

“Lung” is a word in Chinese that has to do with “dragon”, same as the Arabic word “Eltanin”.

Owl Directs

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The caption reads, “Chat plays dead in a tense scene from ‘Chat on a Hot Tin’.”  And Sherman Geppard says “Woof”.

Chat, the cat, is French.

Owl teaches semiotics to Chat

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Cobb Shinn

This post card, dating from around 1915, was drawn by Cobb Shinn (Conrad X. Shinn).  References indicate that he produced around 165 designs for cards.  He moved to illustrating children’s books in the 1920s.

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Natural Tunnel

This is an old card, pre-WWI, a collotype lithographed in Germany.  Pretty card, though, understandably, showing its age.

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Another Cinderella

Cinderella stamp, that is.  It’s 1.81 x 2.5″.  Two colors on ivory paper.  No adhesive.

The Grand Central Palace was demolished in 1964.

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New Johnson City Country Club

Not only did someone trim this pre-WWI lithographed postcard down with scissors, but they also glued it (clutching of pearls, here) into an album.  It remains a nice looking card, though.

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