I can't find anything in my photos new or old that works with a poster ad to purchase coal, from the 1917 era. I really like the art work of the poster. Horse, cart, man shoveling coal...thinking ahead to when it will again be cold. ... here's the link to Sepia Saturday...
My first choice would be to show you some of the designs I created in art classes, which were fictitious ads...but they have all gone the way of many of our early projects.
Secondly I'd like to share something to do with the Mountain Top Removal in our Appalachian Mountains. It's awful, to say the least, just to garner a few more tons of coal.
The effort by environmentalists, neighbors, health care workers, and anyone against using limited resources and leaving a wasteland, has been politicized for the last few years. These efforts are beginning to make a difference. But not before many mountains are ruined.
61% of North Carolina's electricity comes from coal, and half of that from mountaintop removal. Today, state Rep. Pricey Harrison introduced legislation to phase out the use of mountaintop removal coal in N.C. Show your support for this important action!
And here are the horses...from Traces of Texas, a lovely site on FaceBook which has given me lots of hopefully common photos, 'cause I've been saving them left and right.
Cleburne, Texas 1890...not just another market day. A horse and mule auction. Over 4,600 people "liked" this and 1,157 people "shared it." I didn't count the comments, but read far enough to find out it was an auction, not just a parking lot.