Canadian Pacific New Palais Station. Quebec. Canada. No 305. B. Hopkins
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1 11 hour ago
Challenge #southerngals5min ..the challenge today being to stay within 5 min and I failed mostly because all my stuff was scattered among several rooms. ( see: getting organized, below) Actual sit down and paste was def. Not more than 5, but that's always the easy part. The photo is my mom probably 1935 to 45. Her nickname was Kitty. I found the postcard going thru stuff my ex dropped off 35 yrs ago as I am trying to get organized having nothing better to do. #doublepagespread , #alteredbook#collage#collagejournal#artjournal#journalpages#vintagepostcard#oldpostmarks (how did 1979 and 1984 get *old* just damn)
The one-time capital of the US wellness industry? With its sprawling Sanitarium, it was Battle Creek, Michigan (naturally).
Established in 1866 as the Western Health Reform Institute, it was affiliated with the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, which was founded in Battle Creek. John Harvey Kellogg took over in 1876, renaming it the Battle Creek Sanitarium to fuse connotations of sanitary/cleanliness with the recuperative convalescence of a traditional sanatorium. Under Kellogg, the Sanitarium became the premier resort spa and wellness learning center in the country.
John Harvey Kellogg would fit in present-day Silicon Valley. At the Sanitarium, Kellogg combined the Seventh-Day Adventist focus on temperance and vegetarianism with some idiosyncratic personal beliefs. Weird about vaccines, fanatically opposed to masturbation, he was also an innovative user of novel therapies. An early adopter of germ theory, but also really into eugenics. You too can hack your way to long life with “biologic living” and a flavorless diet - easy to imagine this guy palling around with a Peter Thiel or an Elon Musk.
Restricting patients to a flavorless diet was key to the treatment at the Sanitarium (it diminished harmful passion). J.H. Kellogg’s brother W.K. accidentally invented the corn flake here while researching ways to diversify that diet. W.K. wanted to commercialize cornflakes, even (gasp) adding sugar, but J.H. opposed him - the brothers feuded and W.K. left to found Kellogg’s.
The Sanitarium campus expanded through the 1920s. The 14-story tower here was added in 1928, designed by Merritt J. Morehouse - a Chicago-based architect popular in Battle Creek. Henry Ford was the first guest to stay in the tower addition when it opened.
The eve of the Great Depression was an unfortunate time to open a huge addition to a luxury health spa, and the Sanitarium went bankrupt in 1933. The US Army bought it in 1942 and turned it into a hospital which operated until 1954. Repurposed as office space and renamed the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center (three senators treated here as soldiers), the Defense Logistics Agency is the primary tenant today.
Amiens. Vue Prise du Port. Aval. G. L. a Albert. No 21. 1912. B. Hopkins
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1 24 hours ago
Which places are still shutdown in your city?
African history + Memes
Meme inspired by a scanned vintage postcard of a Maasai woman (Kenya, 1924-1941)
4 864 hours ago
DAY FIVE - DECORATING PLANS ✨
For a long while, our lovely green room was the most ‘done’ room in the house, but now it seems to be the least! We desperately need a sofa, some shelves and some artwork in here. And possibly a rug!
I also need to frame my pictures properly...this is a signed postcard my granddad saved from the war, from a visiting entertainer. I wish I knew who he was, and why my Granddad Tom’s nickname was Charlie, but we didn’t find it until after he’d died.
Bruges. La Place Jean Van Eyck. Nels. B. Hopkins
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1 28 hours ago
Photographic postcard, c.1900
The image is actually of the Sipi Fair held near Simla. Himachal was then a part of the wider Punjab province and so all Pahari women were also clubbed as Punjabis by the colonial administrators inspite of their distinct history and culture. (Courtesy or Harleen Singh) @thesingingsingh
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