New Takes Photo of Old
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Today’s ds106 daily create: "Take a picture of the oldest thing you own, and the newest thing you own"

It might not be the oldest thing I own — I do have some pre-Cambrian granite– but this chess medal bears my grandather’s name "David Gottfried" and was awarded to him in 1929 (previously described at

The reverse side reads "Special Prize
New Jersey State Championship
Hotel La Reine
Bradley Beach

RCC was Rice Chess Club- I don’t have much information except my grandmother telling me the stories of her father’s chess prowess. He was a widower with ? 6 kids, and I am marveling at him doing this in the middle of the Depression.

The new thing is my brand new camera! The Olympus TG-2 is fun so far, I took the photo in a mirror.

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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.

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