WV -- Harpers Ferry NHP -- Exhibit: A. Burton: Fine Watch Repair:
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HARWAT_120408_01.JPG: A. Burton: Fine Watch Repair:
Alfred Burton's watch repair shop probably opened in 1869 as part of a wave of new and reopened businesses in Harpers Ferry after the Civil War. Burton and his sons repaired and sold watches, clocks, jewelry, and spectacles in this building for nearly 50 years.
Many objects in this room appear in Burton's ledger, reproduced at right. Archeologists discovered the marbles, inkwell, and slate pencil. Burton descendants donated the ledger, safe, workbench, and watch parts. ...
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2012 photos: Equipment this year: My mainstays were the Fuji S100fs, Nikon D7000, and the new Fuji X-S1. I also used an underwater Fuji XP50 and a Nikon D600. The first three cameras all broke this year and had to be repaired.
Trips this year:
three Civil War Trust conferences (Shepherdstown, WV, Richmond, VA, and Williamsburg, VA),
a week-long family reunion cruise of the Caribbean,
another week-long family reunion in the Wisconsin Dells (with lots of in-transit time in Ohio and Indiana), and
my 7th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including side trips to Zion, Bryce, the Grand Canyon, etc).
Ego strokes: I had a picture of Miss DC, Ashley Boalch, published in the Washington Post. I had a photograph of the George Segal San Francisco Holocaust memorial used as the cover of Quebec Francais (issue 165). Not being able to read French, I'm not entirely sure what the article is about but, hey! And I guess what could be considered to be a positive thing, my site is now established enough that spammers have noticed it and I had to block 17,000 file description postings for Viagra and whatever else..
Number of photos taken this year: just below 410,000.
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