Small China Rant:
Did you see the program on China last week on CNBC? It was very, very interesting. Regular readers here know that I get on a rant every so often about too many products being made in China, lack of quality, loss of jobs here, etc. I had thought that the jobs going to China wee improving the workers' lives over there. Well, apparently this is not true either. According to this documentary, Chinese workers are working around the clock for $200 a month. They live in company dorms and work 16 and more hours a day.
Good Mail from my friend Brian Kasstle in CA:
Thank you, Brian. You added smiles to our day...and here is the back:
Tin Types: I have been collecting Tin Types for several years. In the 1800s Cabinet cards were affordable mostly to the wealthy. Tin Types were affordable to the masses. Photographers could set up their cameras on the street, in pubs and at carnivals. They were never great quality and many became dark with the images fading. The Tin Type below is one I found on this trip and it is so clear, much more so than most old Tin Types.
Yardstick Art: I saw this on the Gypsy Girls blog...love it.