Mount Rushmore is an iconic monument in South Dakota state of the United States of America. This popular landmark is always featured in postcards, photos and memorabilia items along with Arlington cemetery, Both monuments serves as a living testaments of the bravery and heroism of the Americans.
Mount Rushmore postcard -probably printed around 1960’s
I got this postcard from a fellow postcard collector few years ago from a local stamp collecting club meeting at the iconic Manila Central Post Office.
Mount Rushmore is located in Black Hills in Keystone, South Dakota and the project execution from 1927 to 1941, a period of about 14 years. The sculptor of the project was John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum (March 25, 1867 – March 6, 1941) ans was continued by his son James Lincoln de la Mothe Borglum (April 9, 1912 – January 27, 1986).
The sculpture bore the 60-foot (18 m) heads of Presidents George Washington (1732–1799), Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), and Theodore Roosevelt (1809–1865). The total project cost cost US$989,992.32 with at least 400 workers involved in the project.
At least 2 million tourists would visit the historic site every year and is one of the top 3 source of revenues of the state of South Dakota.
The iconic landmark was the site where the current president Donald Trump led the 4th of July 2020 celebration.
According to some critics, the local American Indians who consider the Black Hills to be sacred ground.
Happy 4th of July celebrations and Happy Independence Day !
I came across a vintage postcard of Arlington National Cemetery few weeks ago while arranging my collection. The postcard was printed and distributed by Silberne Souvenir Sales Inc. around early 1970’s.
This postcard was bought few years ago from a local postcard dealer which had since closed shop.
Tomb of unknown soldier is located within Arlington National Cemetery. The tomb pays tribute to soldiers who died in service and the remains were not even brought home.
Arlington National Cemetery
The cemetery is quite big at 624 acres (253 hectares). It is the final resting place of heroes since the civil war. This is one of the more popular cemeteries in the United States and frequently featured in postcards.
The cemetery is also listed under National Register of Historic Places in 2014 with at least 400,000 buried in its hallow grounds.
What a timely coincide, that this week also marks memorial day in the United States. Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who had died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
Happy Easter and Maligayang Pasko ng Pagkabuhay ! to my avid readers,
Easter postcard circa 1911
I was doing some clean-ups in my personal collection will take back for more than a century on April 12, 1911 when an Easter postcard was send from Montevista College from California to McKittrick, Missouri .
The town is small according to wikipedia and US census in 2010 the city had a 678 inhabitants per square mile (261.7/km2). There were 36 housing units at an average density of 400.0 per square mile (154.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White .Reference: US Gazette
The Easter postcards was written on April 11, 1911 Holy Tuesday and was delivered sometime April 12, 1911 Holy Wednesday to Mr and Mrs. Andy Schroff from Mc Kittrick , Missouri – It was send by their cousin to congratulate them for having a daughter Lucile and greeting them Happy Easter. Easter falls on April 16, 1911 .
I got this postcard from a local bourse several years ago
Ghostbusters 2016 casts: Melissa Mc Carthy, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon with Ecto 2
Film director Paul Feig in his Twitter account showed the photos of the casts in uniforms . The all female cast would be quite different compared to the first 2 Ghostbusters movies. The filming location includes Old Everett High School in Massachusetts, United States of America . Production Companies – Pascal Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment ( SPE ) . The film is distributed by Columbia Pictures .
According to Mr. Dan Aykroyd , “Ghostbusters 3″ is an exciting movie because of the dynamics of the three female lead stars. Although the three actresses have very distinct voices, they will come together to ensure that fans would have a blast while watching the movie.”
Toy and Film collectors around the world are still waiting for the collectible merchandise releases like character toy, die cast cars , movie posters among others .
original Ectomobile -1 car in 1984 film ( screen grabs)
For die-cast toy collectors -The original Ecto-1 is a 1959 Cadillac professional car with all the ghost busting equipments in the first 2 films .
2016 Ghostbuster Ecto -1
While in the new film , the car looks like Cadillac Superior Hearse 1983-1984 – which is less bulky and more fitting. The commercial chassis had a wheelbase of 144.5 inches, and was a whopping 242 inches long. This hearse is one of only 450 Cadillac hearses produced by Superior Coach Company in 1983. Ghostbuster 3 film is showing in UK in15 July 2016 and July 22 -USA and Norway , July 27- Belgium , July 29 -Turkey As of the press time , local film distributor in the Philippines still had no release date .
Website Link : IMDB.com
Screen Rant : http://screenrant.com/ghostbusters-reboot-new-car-costume-images/
This is a special President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden 2013 inauguration First Day Cover issued by the United States Postal Authorities . This is considered as a collectible item among stamp, letter collectors around the world since it commemorated a historic event. It is not everyday that one commemorates a President and Vice -President inauguration .
This was given to be as a gift last month when i conducted a FREE walking tour in Far Eastern University campus in Nicanor Reyes Sr. Street, Sampaloc, Manila.
The USPS issued and FDC in 2009 and the 2013 second term FDC.
Website : https://www.usps.com/
Note : I would like like to ” Thank” Mr. Martin Lopez this special First Day Cover