The Baystate Objectivist

The Baystate Objectivist

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

And many more!

This is a holiday greeting sent to me by the Grateful Dead in 1986.

The painting is by the great psychedelic illustrator Rick Griffin. Can you identify each band member? (Hint: Look at the instruments.)

This is the other side of the card showing the holiday message.

I'm looking forward to the year 2009 - I predict it's gonna be a doozy! We can never be sure about the future. For example, historian Robert Young sent me this 1909 postcard imagining what Northampton would look like in the then dawning 20th century. They were right about people floating around, but not physically in balloons. (click to enlarge)


tony said...

Have A yabba dabba doo 2009!

Anonymous said...

Maybe they were write about the balloons. I see them in the skies over the valley frequently in summer.