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Archive for June, 2009

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This post is about those all import skills of domestic life that have defined the educational paths of so many young woman throughout history. Bellow are some images showing such training and demonstrations, documenting the different skills and techniques of various time periods. Given the importance of cooking in any family and the females traditional […]

Categories: gender, women
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Having just returned from Killbear Provincial Park in Ontario I have camping on the brain. So here are some photographs of people enjoying the great outdoors. With the economy the way it is an abundance of tourists are looking towards domestic travel, staying closer to home and cutting costs by focusing on quality time as […]

Categories: environment
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Since the inception of automobiles manufacturers and customers have pushed the boundaries of what these machines can do. The images in this post show one of these applications; documenting that even in the early days of automobiles people were trying to expand its uses to include outdoor recreation. As people used vehicles to make nature […]

Categories: tranportation
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The American system of national parks was the first of its kind in the world, providing a model for other nations to follow. On March 1 1872, Congress established Yellowstone National Park in the territories of Montana and Wyoming. The area was set-aside as a public park to be under the control of the¬†Secretary of […]

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As the spring weather comes into full swing we find ourselves in the season of nuptials and knot tying. Wedding dresses are an all important part of these celebrations, often having price tags exuberant enough to send potential grooms running in the other direction. But the cost is a minor detail for many brides who […]

Categories: fashion, Woman
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While researching and collecting images for my post on Presidential families ( I stumbled across an interesting trend, the amount of photos documenting White House life that showed pets. Considering the focus given to the current first dog Bo it did not seem fair to let these four-legged pals go over looked. Over the years […]

Categories: animals

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Microscopic Monotony

The daily grind, those activities that plague us with monotony, we have all felt it weighing us down as we are taxed by the sameness of it all. The routines we so easily fall into, that modern life often necessities we fall into. The world functions on ordered scripts and prefixed agendas. We slot ourselves […]

Coming Down the Chimney Tonight

As the tunes of wintry nights and romantic gift giving blare from every mall and radio station it is undeniable that the holiday season is here. Living in a country full of religious and ethnic diversity this season can mean many different things. But my version of this time of year is the mistletoe, fruit […]

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Smiling doctors, inoculated with infecting patients

With a soar arm and flu like symptoms I feel somewhat lucky for having survived my latest encounter with the field of medicine.¬†With a trip to Egypt planned and my nagging rationalization that contracting an incurable blood disorder would somehow ruin the adventure I plunged deep into the world of a Travel Health Clinic. Offering […]

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