Pamela Tartaglio

About me

Writer and past president of Women Writing the West. I blog about the arts, history and places. If you’d like to see some American historical museums, visit my website and blog!

From my website

A Fence Around Her: Lottie Johl

A ghost town is the home of the stories of its past residents. [This post was written by reader Brigid Amos. Maybe you have seen her comments here. She is the author of a new book,  A Fence Around Her. I’ll let her continue…] There is something bittersweet about a…

Every Pack with a Prize Inside

Tennis cards, like baseball cards? Yes and no.   These are called cigarette cards. Not much bigger than a modern business card, these trade cards were a bonus in a pack of cigarettes. They came in a series, usually twenty-five or fifty, with a similar theme. Each came in a…

In Glorious Color

Trade card from the 1880s From black and white to color:  the invention of printing by lithography brought beauty to people’s daily lives through mass production. If you are old enough to remember when color TV was new, you remember the first time you saw a show in color. I…

 
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