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I am having a fine time, Augusta F. Fegley Memorial Day weekend is also the unofficial start of the summer season. Let's hope the rain and cold is behind us for good!

https://flic.kr/p/NKr67m | Harold Gilman - Interior (Mrs Mounter) [1917] | At first glance this jewel of a painting, an essay in stillness and quietude, may not seem a revolutionary work of art. But radical it is, both in its use of colour as the main driver of narrative and through its subject: the drab and the everyday, with a char-lady as sitter. This is a painting for the modern world, made as the old order was being torn apart by the unprecedented horror of the First World War…

Western American Art | Denver Art Museum | Charles Deas, American, 1818–67. Long Jakes, the Rocky Mountain Man. 1844, Oil paint on canvas. Jointly owned by the Denver Art Museum and the American Museum of Western Art–The Anschutz Collection. Purchased in memory of Bob Magness with funds from 1999 Collectors' Choice, Sharon Magness, Mr. & Mrs. William D. Hewit, Carl & Lisa Williams, Estelle Rae Wolf - Flowe Foundation and the T. Edward and Tullah Hanley Collection by exchange, 1998.241

Duck Soup Mrs. Teasdale: As chairwoman of the reception committee, I welcome you with open arms. Firefly: Is that so? How late do you stay open?

Barbed Wire: First patent in the United States was issued in 1867 to Lucien Smith. It wasn't until 1874 when Joseph Glidden made his own version, that Barbed Wire (The Devil's Rope) became popular among ranchers. Barbed Wire fences changed the face of America by establishing property lines and keeping livestock from roaming. The old antique versions are now extremely sought after by collectors.

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