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

From Realistic to Abstract: Picasso’s “States of Mind” on Display

Picasso saw things differently. On January 2, the Tournament of Roses Parade will pass Norton Simon Museum. The grandstands at left have platforms for cameras. What were the steps in Picasso’s mind when he looked at a person or animal, drew it, and changed it into an abstract image? What…

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…

 
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