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"
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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 www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/4163089219/)

The reverse side reads "Special Prize
1929
New Jersey State Championship
Hotel La Reine
Bradley Beach
RCC"

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 CogDogBlog.com 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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