DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 5): John Lennon: The Lost Album:
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Description of Pictures: John Lennon: The Lost Album
October 6, 2005 – April 10, 2006
Level 1: Mail in America Galleries
On view is John Lennon's childhood stamp album, to coincide with the 65th anniversary of his birth and National Stamp Collecting Month. The album has 145 pages and features more that 550 stamps from countries around the world, including India, the United States, and New Zealand. The flyleaf bears the name, address, and signature of a young John Lennon and on the title page, beards and mustaches were drawn in blue ink on the likenesses of British monarchs, including Queen Victoria and King George VI.
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PMLENN_051221_07.JPG: John Lennon, the Lost Album:
John Lennon, along with Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr achieved superstardom as the rock and roll band, The Beatles. But before Lennon travelled the globe playing music with The Beatles, this boy from Liverpool, England saw the world in a whole different way -- through stamps.
Lennon's older cousin, Stanley Parkes, inspired the future Beatle's interest in stamp collecting and gave him this album. Lennon replaced Parkes' name and address on the album's flyleaf with his own. He added his address at Mendips, the home he shared with his aunt Mary ("Mimi") and her husband George Smith. Already a budding artist, Lennon sketched beards and mustaches on the likenesses of Queen Victory and King George VI on the album's title page. Lennon continued to collect and trade stamps for several years after receiving this album.
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2005 photos: Equipment this year: I used four cameras -- two Fujifilm S7000 cameras (which were plagued by dust inside the lens), a new Fujifilm S5200 (nice but not great and I hated the proprietary xD memory chips), and a Canon PowerShot S1 IS (returned because it felt flimsy to me). I gave my Epson camera to my catsitter. Both of the S7000s were in for repairs over Christmas.
Trips this year: Florida (for Lotusphere), a driving trip down south (seeing sites in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia), Williamsburg, and Chicago.
Number of photos taken this year: 147,000.