From the Wm. A. Brewer Bookplate Collection

Oscar Taylor Blackburn Bookplates

In a note ca. 1912)  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.”

ca. 1932

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.

William Augustus Brewer bookplate collection GRA115, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware

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 ‘-’)/

Dih apaan. Berak

New Sculpture MFAs Show in Brooklyn

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. 

The exhibition features recent thesis work by all six new MFA grads, including wonderfully executed concept pieces like Fur (above) by Jeffrey Allen MFA 16 SC and Magenta Mountain (below) by Devra Freelander MFA 16 SC.

Other artists exhibiting in OBO are Maggie Hazen MFA 16 SC, Nicholas Missel MFA 16 SC (see below), Zachary See MFA 16 SC and William Udell MFA 16 SC (that’s his work above).

The show runs through August 28 at Microscope. 

Delaware’s Past in Postcards

Brown’s Family Orchestra

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.

Postcard Collection: denwilmpeop006. Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

temposenzatempo, A Photo Gallery of Timeless Musicians.