Sunday, December 28, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Vacation ~ California
Saturday 20th through Saturday 27th

Monday, December 15, 2008

Baby Doe (Lizzie McCourt)'s Wedding Dress
Colorado State Historical Society

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Vintage Fruit Crate labels ~ optional until 1913
when they became required.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

L. Frank Baum ~ 1856 - 1919
Works include: Wizard of Oz as well as other non-Oz books.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Silver always loved animals. Wherever she lived she had cats. The last beings to see her alive would have been her cats. When she was scalded in her flat in Chicago, her only thoughts were of her cats. She yelled to her neighbors, close the door, don't let my babies out. Probably the last words she said.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Today is the 75th anniversary of the end of Prohibition.
1920 ~ 1933

Sigmund Freud, 1856 - 1939
Interpretation of Dreams ~ 1899

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

"Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement." ~ Willa Cather, 1873 - 1947

"I have a gift for enraging people, but if I ever bore you, it'll be with a knife."
~ Louise Brooks - actress, 1906 - 1985

"A well dressed woman, even though her purse is painfully empty, can conquer the world."
~ Louise Brooks

Monday, December 1, 2008

Vintage Burlesque Poster

Although there is no evidence that Silver performed in what we'd call strip shows today, she did earn her living for a time as an actress in traveling theater companies. This enabled her to get out of Denver when she needed to. Her purpose in moving to Chicago was to write her novel. To that end she stayed in cheap rooms and wrote around the clock until "Star of Blood" was finished.