"The Fine Arts Building was designed in a pseudo–Egyptian Revival style and decoratively adorned with images of Hathor, the cow goddess. Following the exposition, the building was designated as a museum for the people of San Francisco." - History of the De Young.
|Tourists staying at one of the grand hotels in Giza.|
Dress is cut out and awaiting assembly. No progress on a hat, I'm more concerned about a temple topper than my own chapeau. I have most of the goods to make a Crown of Hathor, and a mock up isn't bad, but I need to make it in a sturdier material that will hold up to wind and last until the temple's next outing. A friend is already interested in using it for an Amelia Peabody L.A.R.P. (yes, PLEASE.)
|I guess this means I have to drill down holes for the wires|
to go into to hold up the horns. Yes, that's a coat hanger.
|Need to use 2x2" wood screwed together instead of Styrofoam for strength.|
This thing will screw down to the pole at the left, which fits into the top of the sunshade.
Here are a few more pics of the shots I found for the album.
|Victorian tourists getting their Egypto-picnics on.|
|That's Agatha Christie top right and bottom right.|
The album itself has a story - I found it on the clearance rack at Salvation Army. It was cleaned out apart from an old clipping and a few photos that I'm guessing were duplicates. From the name printed in the front and the aforementioned, it looks like this belonged to a WWII airman who was from Nevada City, where my husband and I got married. He grew up there, and that's where our families still live. What are the odds?!?!?