Thursday, February 11, 2016

Postcard Diaspora: Saugus, MA, 1949




Postcard mailed from Saint John, New Brunswick, to Saugus, Massachusetts, on August 19, 1949. Message: Went china hunting to-day. It is very high this year so probably won't bring much home. It rained last night and is rainy again to-night.Went to Helen's cousins for lunch and have been invited out to a friends to-morrow P.M. Maude. I'll mail this to the Saugus address today.

Postcard Diaspora: Brookline, MA, 1940




Postcard mailed from San Antonio, Texas, to Brookline, Massachusetts, on March 22, 1940. Message: Hello Ginny. Give my love to Mittens. Sugar doesn't like me very much. He is afraid of me. Love Henry. I'll mail this to the Brookline address today.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Postcard Diaspora: Waltham, MA 1913




Postcard mailed from New Haven, Connecticut, to Waltham, Massachusetts, on December 24, 1913. Message: Dear Mildred, I received your little bird and many thanks for the same. Don't think there is any truth in story about M. Thanking you again. I wish you a merry Xmas. Your friend, H.A.R. I'll mail this to the Waltham address today.

Postcard Diaspora: Milton, MA, 1939




Postcard mailed from West Palm Beach, Florida, to Milton, Massachusetts, on Feb. 4, 1939. Message: Can you picture me riding a bicycle along this trail each day. Well I do. Ha Ha Will wonders ever cease. Elmer joins in best regards to you and Elmer. [signed illegibly]. I'll mail this to the Milton address today.

Monday, September 29, 2014

More Signed and Numbered Giclée Prints Available

The following prints, each in an edition of 45, are available:

"Supper Club"
"Supper Club" is on 11x14" archival art paper; image size is approximately 9x12". $45.00, includes shipping.

"11th and Rhode Island"
"11th and Rhode Island" is on 11x14" archival art paper; image size is approximately 9x12". $45.00, includes shipping. This is the recently demolished Diamond Cab HQ building at 11th and Rhode Island Ave, NW, in DC.

"Bread Factory"
"Bread Factory" is on 12x9" archival art paper; image size is approximately 6.8x5". $30.00, includes shipping.This is the Wonder Bread Factory at 641 S St., NW, in DC. This is a 2003 view of the west facade seen from 7th St.

"Mavie"
"Mavie" is on 11x14" archival art paper; image size is approximately 9x10.8". $45.00, includes shipping.

"Enter Here (Durham)"
"Enter Here (Durham)" is on 12x15" archival art paper; image size is approximately 9x12". $45.00, includes shipping. This is the Liberty Cafe in Durham, currently being redeveloped.

Email me at chris[at]goodwinart.com if you want a print.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Giclée Prints of New Painting "Enter Here (Durham)" Featuring the Liberty Cafe Available



I will have a limited run of signed and numbered giclée prints available in the next week or so.  Paper is 12" x 15", approximate image size 9" x 12". If you want one, email me at chris [at] goodwinart.com. $45.00 including shipping.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Old El Paso Replies to My Letter of Complaint with a Box o' Stuff



Here's a consumer complaint letter I sent to General Mills. (The cardboard I enclosed was the proof of purchase). Above is the loot they sent.

Christopher Goodwin
PO Box 676
Glen Echo, MD 20812

Juliana Chugg
Senior Vice President; President, Meals
General Mills Corporation
1 General Mills Blvd
Golden Valley, MN 55426

September 27, 2013

Dear Ms. Chugg:

The enclosed bit of cardboard packaging from a 10-count box of Old El Paso® Stand ‘n Stuff™ taco shells has essentially the same mouth feel and flavor profile as the unfortunate taco shells the box contained. I am not mad, exactly, but you could definitely paint me with a Disappointed Brush, if painting is a hobby you enjoy.

In recent weeks I had come to rely on Old El Paso® Stand ‘n Stuff™ taco shells—with their authentic Mexican roots—as the perfect container for my tasty Cole-Slaw-Textured-Vegetable-Protein-Canned-Corn-Broad-Bean-Garlic-Chili-Paste-‘n’-Catsup taco slurry.

It was with confidence and even a bit of swagger that I opened the 10-count box of Old El Paso® Stand ‘n Stuff™ taco shells in question; after all, wasn’t the “BETTER IF USED BY” date well off into the undiscovered land of the future? November 22, 2013 seemed very far off. Surely the Old El Paso® Stand ‘n Stuff™ taco shells would be as crisp and fresh as every other 10-count box of Old El Paso® Stand ‘n Stuff™ taco shells that I had bartered for over the previous weeks were. (By the way, while it is an unusual tribute, having the 10-count box of Old El Paso® Stand ‘n Stuff™ taco shells expire on the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s expiration, is nevertheless powerfully moving. I have no doubt that our fallen leader would have loved Old El Paso® Stand ‘n Stuff™ taco shells if he had not been killed by Kevin Costner. Or was it Gary Oldman?)

As you may have deduced by now, I would like a refund for my 10-count box of Old El Paso® Stand ‘n Stuff™ taco shells, nothing less and nothing more. I’m sure that the 10-count box of stale Old El Paso® Stand ‘n Stuff™ taco shells was an exceptional mistake, flukey in the flukiest imaginable way.

Everybody likes a little lettuce with their tacos, so I enclose $2.00 cash to incentivize the prompt processing of my refund for the 10-count box of Old El Paso® Stand ‘n Stuff™ taco shells.

Off to the supermarket! I remain,
Your svt. &c.,

Christopher Goodwin

P.S.: I still very much enjoy your Fri-Tos salty snack product!