Category Archives: Bob Lawrence Photography
These are on the side porch at a friend’s house. Fine color for this orchid, an epiphyte whose name comes from the Sanskrit word for this flower, vanda. Literal translation, I’m told, means “mistletoe” or, more generally, any parasitic plant.
You don’t see a lot of these around. It’s a wooden feed silo. I have no guess of its age, but these tended to rot out over a period of time. It’s located on the right on Highway 58 in Lee County VA, just a bit east of the junction of 58 and 421.
I don’t know why I always get the odd ones. The standard for this late 1950’s Junior Stewardess pin, given out to young girls when they boarded a Delta plane, is at Fly the Branded Skies. Look under “D” for Delta. Mine, however, lacks the cardboard backing that came with every kiddie wings, the Delta logo is crooked and the back’s really crudely done. No hallmark, either. Bummer.
I’m going to put this in a new card folder, but this is mostly how it looked when I bought it (for under $4). My pencil notation is what I dug up on the web.
“Grts”, in post card lingo, often refers to a card with “Greetings from…” on the front. The picture on the front of this card is some generic view of a river with a train steaming along it. When I looked, the railroad in Pennington doesn’t get too close to the Powell River, anyway. The overprint just ties it to Pennington, for tourism’s sake, you know. I would date this card to the late 40s, early 50s.