I’m not sure how you could identify this gravestone in Lancaster Massachusetts as marking the burial place for John Priest, my 7X Great Grandfather. The grave marker dates from the early 1700’s. Think of the weathering due to 300 years of New England seasons. There is a certain visual and symbolic beauty to the stone.
A bit ago there was a tweet from Orkney Library and Archives saying some spare prints from the Archives would be on sale that afternoon. As I was looking after Nigel at the time, and as he loves bus rides, I decided we would go in to town to have a look.
I came away with 6 prints. Some I bought as they will be useful for the book I am doing on Orkney knitwear; some were of more general interest and some I just liked!
This one caught my eye at once. The background shows the fishing fleet in Stromness harbour in the heyday of the herring industry. See the rows and rows of masts from the drifters? But it is the foreground which makes it a picture.
Unfortunately Lovick’s Law comes in to play yet again. The two blokes on the right are wearing cloth waistcoats, and the…
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