Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Free Image Tuesday and More.....

I'll start with the free image:) I love these gals! Are they nuns? Are they nurses? Why do I think Halloween when I see them? They seem a little creepy for some reason. Is that bad for me to say? LOL!!! This photo is a RPPC (real people post card) but it is postally unused so I do not know where it came from or anything else about it.

I want to share a story from a 1895 children's book called, "Ripples of Mirth". It belonged to Master Hiram Landon in 1897. I was so taken a back when I read it and could not believe that it was a "children's" story. We shelter our kids from death, but at that time it was an all to common occurrence with younger children.

I do know that some of the photos I own (especially the ambrotypes and tintypes) are probably the only photos taken of that person their entire lives. That's why post-mortem photography was so common. When a young child died there often was no photograph of them alive, so the family would have the photographer come take a photo before burial.



It's an interesting glimpse into early Victorian mores and society. I am thankful we live in a time with advanced medical knowledge and better living situations.
James starts pre-school this week so that means Momma gets some free time for Arting! Yeah for Momma!!!!! I will also get more computer time:) I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and thank you so much for your wonderful, supportive comments from my previous post. They all made me smile:) Love, Jamie

18 comments:

fran welch said...

hummm those three do appear to have special powers...the middle one looks totally confident...like "if only you really knew what WE three know." and a great big hug for your published art!!!!! that is a total high...i am so excited for you.

Susan Tuttle said...

So glad to hear you get some free arting time!!--yay! Thank you for the free image--yes, definitely a little creepy--you've got me thinking Halloween now too!

Thank you so much for your congrats on the Somerset publication and the kind words regarding the art show. Yes--that barn gallery was so cool--I'm still smelling the hay!

Happy arting--I can't wait to see what you create!

Susan
xoxo

Corey Moortgat said...

that's interesting about the post-mortem photos- I see them all the time, but I didn't know that was the story behind them! And hurray for you-getting some free time while your little one is in preschool!

Lori said...

well of course nurses are creepy...DUH!!! good for you and your increased arting/computer time!!! got my pics today, they are just gorgeous and i REALLY needed some good mail today, so that worked out great!!

The Feathered Nest said...

Wow Jamie, I see what you mean!! They kinda scare me! I'm so happy for your art being published ~ you are a wonderful artist, sweetie!...xxoo, Dawn

Ali said...

Here's to pre-shool! yay!

Yes, the middle one in the photo is a bit scary - "don't mess with me!" - she would've made a scary nurse!!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

lovely images! enjoy your free time and I hope your little one enjoys school!

Pam Aries said...

YAY ..Jamie! I love the wierd looking nun nurses!

Angela said...

Wonderful images! The nuns look kewl! Thanks for sharing them with us! *HUGS*

Erin Earls said...

I love the photo. It is creepy but not, if ya know what I mean. That was a children's story?!?!? Think I will stick with Jerry and Alice or Dr. Seuss! Wow Pre-school I can remember that. It is nice to have time for your self. My oldest started High School! (Makes me feel like a real "Grown-up!")
Love Erin

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

They have the whole Tim Burton dark eye thing happening in that picture, do you think?
PreSchool? Oh mannnnn... what ever will you do with your time! heh heh

A bird in the hand said...

They look like Victorian nurses to me (the prototypes), Florence Nightingale and all that...
Love, Colette

FrostingsNSparkles said...

That looks like a picture that you would expect to see on the set of Charmed!!Very cool!

Joy for the Journey said...

Hi, Jaime! I'm tagging you for the Name Game! I don't think you've done it yet, have you?? The directions are on the blog. I can't wait to hear yours!
Sarah :)

Sarah said...

loved looking through your blog!! ill be back soon!!!

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Oh the fun we could have with those "special" keychains, right!?! heh heh

Erin Earls said...

I have tagged you at my blog. Please come check it out!
Love Erin~

Amy Wagner said...

I love to research memorial photos and paintings. Did you know that there were painters hundreds of years ago that would have baby paintings already prepared except for the face. They would then be commisioned by a family to finish the painting with their own baby's face before the burial. It was their only image of the infant in some cases. They are actually very beautiful as sometimes they are done in a way that looks like the baby was asleep in a gown.
Amy

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