Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Saturday Picture Show, August 5, 2017

The bright colors and perfectly formed letters show a day when American sign painting reached its peak. Nothing costs a quarter anymore, even a quarter.

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is so thin-skinned that he took time out from bringing back another order of nachos at a ballgame to berate a citizen of the United States who had the temerity to call the adipose politician a hypocrite for sunning himself on a beach he had closed to the rest of the world. It's not often that we get to see a career come to an end right in front of us.
Close up many-times-zoom in on the stitches of a baseball.
Two weeks ago we showed the tower building from the "Die Hard" movie.  So who knows what TV show took place in this old house? (Hint: it was not "This Old House.")
This little guy is a Eurasian red squirrel, a species we don't see here. You'd think someone would bring some over to meet our native nut-hiders.
There are sunsets and there are sunsets. There is only one sun, and only one Stonehenge. Here they are, together.
You could listen to classical music written two centuries ago and it still sounds fine, and of course old art done well does not age. Same with this great World War II movie, and if you haven't seen it, tonight should be the night.
From the Smithsonian Museum of American History, here's a Conestoga Wagon, the horse-drawn forerunner to today's minivan. This one was built in the 1840s.  Traders went about with stocks of flour, whiskey, tobacco, and other useful products in these. 

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