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Harry Wright

James Wallace Black
Harry Wright, Captain of the Boston Nine
Photographic Baseball Card, 1871

The Old State House

The Old State House
Boston, MA

Completed in 1713, this building was the seat of the King’s Colonial Government. The Boston Massacre occurred just below the balcony in 1770 and from that balcony President Washington reviewed a parade in his honor.

The Old State House is now an interesting museum and a part of the Boston National Historic Park.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Stata Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Designed by renown Canadian architect Frank Gehry, the Stata Center is home to three departments at MIT. The researchers and scientists who work here pull apart the mysteries of language, intelligence, and human decision-making but to many students the Stata Center is known simply as Gehry’s Palace of Geeks.

Souvenir Swap #2

David Ortiz Boston Red Sox

I got sent this card from David Ortiz a couple of years after I wrote him asking for an autograph. It is a completely computer generated autograph.

Special Saturday

I was cleaning out my room and found a BUNCH of postcards that I had bought for myself that hadn’t made it into scrapbooks. (Someday I will post the cards that did make my scrapbooks) Rather than make separate posts for each of them (and scan them all individually) I decided to just snap a photo of them with my phone.
New England Aquarium
There are approximately 35 known species of seahorses, varying in size from 2.5 to 35cm. Seahorses diet mainly consists of shrimp. Each day they can consume up to 3,000 brine shrimp.  They have no teeth and must swallow their food whole. Seahorse reproduction is quite unique in that the male gives birth to the young, rather than the female.
New England Aquarium
#17807 North American Lobster (Hoarus americanus)
Most American Lobsters are brown-black-green with red highlights. Blue genetic variants like this one are rare.
New England Aquarium
Little Blue Penguin
New England Aquarium
The strawberry poison dart frog is active all day long, where it climbs in the low lying vegetation of tropical rainforests preying upon a variety of insects. It relies on its brightly colored body for protection, warning predators that it is dangerous to eat. Each frog contains enough poison to kill 20,000 mice and humans can get sick just by touching them.
The golden mantella (bottom) can be found throughout the rainforests and other moist areas of Madagascar. It is approximately 1 inch long and feeds on a variety of insects including fruit flies, ants and termites.  Although its vibrant gold-orange color resembles other toxic amphibians, the golden mantella is in fact non-toxic.
Nubble Light
Cape Neddick (Nubble) Lighthouse
Buil in 1879, its beacon of red light flashes every six seconds and is visible for 13 miles. Nubble Light is considered to be one of the most photographed, illustrated and recognizable lighthouses on the east coast. It is located just 1.1 miles off Route 1A in York.
Basketball Hall of Fame
Springfield, MA
The outside player panels are the first attraction you see at the basketball Hall of Fame. Drive by and watch them take shape, then enjoy the many exhibits inside the museum.
Spaceship Earth stands as the symbol for EPCOT. It is 165 feet in diameter and rises 180 feet above the ground.
Cocoon: The Return
Twentieth Century Fox Films
EPCOT World Showcase
Japan, Italy, Morocco, Mexico, China, Germany, USA, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Norway
Fisherman’s Wharf
San Francisco, CA
(Ive never been to San Francisco, I think I got this card at one of the stores at Universal City Walk in Florida!)
Virginia Beach Guide
The Virginia Beach Guide Magazine has been assisting tourists and locals in the world’s largest resort city since 1958.
(I remember when I was sending cards from here, I sat right on the post office steps and wrote them all out and mailed them!)