Tuesday, January 18, 2011

victorian figureheads

Both of these Victorian figurehead cards are from the Mariners Museum in Newport News, Virginia. Both figureheads are from the late 19th century, which means that the one at top is not Mary Poppins. When I was a child, figureheads seemed so romantic to me. I never did hear what happened to either card after sending it off. I'm a fan of mariners museums, maybe because I used to think that marrying a ship's captain would be ideal. Even as a child I knew that the everyday part of life would be my bane.