Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Fresh Duck Eggs

Duck Eggs, Pullet Eggs, and a Few Dog Hairs

Monday, July 24, 2017

White Sails Preferred

It is hard to imagine a scene that would be improved by today's graphite, technical sails over the classic whites.

Muscongus Bay

All Photographs From SWNE Archives

Men In Hats

Father, Hotel Lobby, Block Island, early 1960s, Fedora from New Haven's DelMonico Hatter (Since 1908) - Personal Photograph from Archives

Rainy Days Mean Guernsey Jumpers - Made in Guernsey

Guernsey Jumper Sent by Le Tricoteur of Guernsey

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Question for the Community: For What News Do You Pay?

As social media and online aggregators continue to subsume advertising dollars and attention spans, journalism has experimented with different funding streams, forms, and even different relationships with readers.  The question for the community is, for what news do you currently pay?

Friday, July 21, 2017

Breaking in Boots

1980s Pet - Goldens in the Wild

Mostly Cloverdale Goldens 

Original Photographs from Archives

1970s Pet - Howard the Rehab Hawk

Sparrow Hawk (American Kestrel) - Original Photograph from Archives

1980s Pet - The Big One

Original Photograph from Archives

Life on the Connecticut Shore: Grandmother and Great Uncle, Mid 1920s

Original Photograph from Archives

Morris Garage in Red

Thursday, July 20, 2017

L.L. Bean's Scotch Plaid Flannel Shirt in Dress Gordon

Made in El Salvador
New for Autumn, 2017, L.L. Bean will be offering their Scotch Plaid Flannel Shirt in Dress Gordon, arguably one of their best tartans to date, a list that would include Black Watch (still available) and Dress Campbell (never available).

Around New Harbor and Chamberlain

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In Case You Missed It...

Gainsboroughs Center and Right (Romney on Left), Taken at the Yale Center for British Art
Regions reconsider the Faustian bargain of tourism, while stewards of both culture and the environment make gains.
Moody's Diner - Photograph from SWNE Archives

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The First Honey of the Season...

The first honey of the season (left),  lighter than the later honey of the season (right).

Preference: Rolled-Up or Short Sleeves?

Original Photograph From Archives
The English gentleman... does not like short-sleeved shirts (preferring to roll up the sleeves of an ordinary shirt when it is hot). 
- Paul Keers,  A Gentleman's Wardrobe <http://amzn.to/2taZVgx>

Monday, July 17, 2017


Original Photograph from Archives

South Street Linen's Boyfriend Shirt - Made in Maine

100% Linen - Made in Maine
Portland, Maine's South Street Linen makes high quality, all linen garments, and made in Maine using local seamstresses and a master printer on Vinalhaven Island.

One important attribute of their garments is comfort, and this Boyfriend Shirt is no exception.  It is effortless to wear, and the linen is beautiful - feeling strong but soft.  And it is very cool in this summer weather.
From their site:
Our commitment to the re-emerging textile community in Maine means we keep our manufacturing local. We consider ourselves part of the growing "slow fashion" movement, where quality and enduring design in small batches takes precedence over mass production. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder Restoration

Damariscotta Mills is a two and a half mile scenic detour out of Newcastle, up Route 215.  There, the two hundred year old fish ladder has undergone a massive,  and successful,  restoration effort,   The alewives, which lobstermen use for bait,  have returned to spawn.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Demoiselle Pearls - Classic Knotted 3-Strand, Made in New England

Mid-Century Thomas Webb Crystal - England

A Good Yard

1950s' Parenting

Original Photograph from Archives