In a note
about this bookplate ( Mr. Blackburn writes, “Made for a collection of books on watch making.”
ca. 1932; verso: “March 1933; From Oscar T. Blackburn-Minneapolis; My work is in a wholesale establishment and orders accrue through this I reach stores and any complaints are absorbed by the middleman, but ‘kicks’ reach the producer promptly.”
Oscar Taylor Blackburn worked as an engraver of silver, watches, and bookplates in Minneapolis for most of his life. The bookplates above were created by him for his own library.
Temen gue baru kemaren putus, sekarang udah deket lagi sama yang lain. Failed understand hatinya dimana. Gue mah beranteman yang satu aja sampe pusing banget juga bodo amat harus dibenerin. Gak kepikiran ganti ganti. Meanwhile ada yang kalo putus bisa dengan se-enak udel “yaudah, oke putus” besokannya gak pake galau galau, langsung jadian sama yang baru ‘-’)/
OBO, a show of work fresh from this year’s MFA grads in Sculpture, opens this evening (August 12) at Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, where RISD/NYC alums are welcoming these new graduates into the fold at an opening reception that runs from 7–10 pm.
Brown’s Family Orchestra performed across the United States in the mid to late 1920′s (the family was from Wilmington, Delaware). As noted in Mike Brubaker’s blog temposensatempo, Albert “Pud” Brown (on the far right of the photograph) was promoted as a “saxophone wonder” at the age of 8. As an adult, he continued his musical career, playing with many notable musicians such as Lawrence Welk, Les Brown, and Louis Armstrong.