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SIPM_110618_01.JPG: There was a family day going on when I visited the museum. These were some of the kids playing at the event.
SIPM_111127_02.JPG: 1851 Engraved Steel Die
SIPM_111127_14.JPG: George Washington with Three Errors, 1917
This certified plate of 2 cent stamps may look exactly like the one in the previous frame, but it has three errors, one of which is circled. See if you can spot the other two 5 cent stamps, located in the upper left pane. When a Bureau employee touched-up the four hundred stamp printing plate, he should have used a 2 cent transfer roll (a device used to transfer stamp images to the plate). Instead, the employee used a 5 cent transfer roll in three places. One possible reason for this mistake is that a transfer roll carries a mirror image of a stamp design. A backwards "5" looks a lot like a numeral "2".
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2011 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used the Fuji S100fs camera as well as two Nikon models -- the D90 and the new D7000. Mostly a toy, I also purchased a Fuji Real 3-D W3 camera, to try out 3-D photographs. I found it interesting although I don't see any real use for 3-D stills now. Given that many of the photos from the 1860s were in 3-D (including some of the more famous Civil War shots), it's odd to see it coming back.
Trips this year:
Civil War Trust conferences (Savannah, GA, Chattanooga, TN),
New Jersey over Memorial Day for my birthday (people never seem to visit New Jersey -- it's always just a pit stop on the way to New York. I thought I might as well spend a few days there. Despite some nice places, it still ended up a pit stop for me -- New York City was infinitely more interesting),
my 6th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco).
Ego strokes: Author photos that I took were used on two book jackets this year: Jason Emerson's book "The Dark Days of Abraham Lincoln's Widow As Revealed by Her Own Letters" and Dennis L. Noble's "The U.S. Coast Guard's War on Human Smuggling." I also had a photo of Jason Stelter published in the Washington Examiner and a picture of Miss DC, Ashley Boalch, published in the Washington Post.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 390,000.
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