Famous black and white photography prints sell for a lot of money. Have you ever regretted not knowing about an artist’s work when it was still affordable enough for you to invest in it before it started going up and up like a hot stock? Well you can. The work of photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston, a contemporary of Edward Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz is gathering momentum in the investment collector’s market.

Alfred Cheney Johnston was the famed photographer of the Ziegfeld Follies. During his reign with the Follies, Cheney photographed the hot celebrities of the day such as – Lillian Gish, Ann Pennington – famous for her shake and quiver dance, Billie Burke who was the wife of Flo Ziegfled, well known for playing Glenda the good witch in the “Wizard of Oz” and many many more.

ACJ shot thousands of fine art, black and white photographs. His models were always classically posed because of his fine art training. Cheney Johnston began as an art student in New York City and was a protege of artist Charles Dana Gibson, creator of the famous “Gibson Girl” illustrations.

While Cheney was still in art school the medium of photography was in the early stages of gaining ground as an acceptable fine art medium. It was Charles Dana Gibson who directed Alfred Cheney Johnston’s attention to photography in the first place. He encouraged the young Cheney to explore it as a new way to express his talent. Thankfully for all black and white photography collectors, Cheney listened.

In his hay-day of the Roaring 20’s Alfred Cheney Johnston work was in extreme demand. Not only was he recording the images of all the major stars and many of the chorus girls of the Ziegfeld Follies, he was photographing the high society mavens of Manhattan who were often Ziegfeld Girl wanna be-s.

It wasn’t long before Hollywood came calling wishing to hire Cheney Johnston to shoot stills of the stars of both the silent movies and the talkies. In fact, there was a time when Johnston was as famous as many of the people he photographed.

The Great Depression brought ruin all across the country. With money tight, especially for such luxuries as going to Broadway musicals, Flo Ziegfeld was forced to close down the Ziegfeld Follies. Out of a dependable job, Alfred Cheney Johnston and his wife retreated to an old Connecticut farm where he lived out his life in absolute obscurity.

When Alfred Cheney Johnston died thousands of his photographs were found in his studio built in a renovated barn. An old turkey coop was found to be packed with all his glass negatives. Sadly most of the negatives were disposed of at the local dump. The black and white prints were inherited by a close friend. In due course the full collection was sold to an east coast photography dealer.

With the advent of Internet, especially Ebay, Cheney Johnston’s stunning black and white prints were offered for sale on the auction site and people began to re-discover his artistry. Through a plethora of his black and white photographs, Alfred Cheney Johnston’s star is once again on the rise.

Text messaging, colloquially known as texting, can be used to meet up with good friends or to set up appointments with business associates. However, you can also use texting as a tool to reinforce your romantic relationship.

When you move away from text messaging as something that exists solely for function, you may realize that the activity becomes more fun and breathes new life into your relationship or marriage.

Short message modern technology imposes a character limitation upon text messages. If your message is longer than 160 characters, your service provider will split it up into multiple messages. Depending on the phone and service, these messages could appear in the wrong order. For these reasons, it is important to pick your words properly. However, this can lead to a message that is both short and sweet and lets your partner know that he or she was on your mind, even during a busy workday or while you were running errands.

You can also utilize texting for a more specific purpose. For example, you might set up a romantic scavenger hunt at home or at your partner’s place or work. Send directions for the items through text over the course of the day. You do not even need to hide something. You could simply have your partner look for a picture of you as a couple or other items that provide favorable memories of your partnership over the years.

The words that you send in a text message do not even have to be your own. If you hear a lyric in a song, read a quote from a poem or catch a sentiment on the big screen, why not send it to your partner? When you wish to be original, you can always remind your partner of an intimate moments, even if it’s just to say “Remember our encounter last evening?”

On the other hand, you can utilize text messaging to arrange your evening or weekend. Who doesn’t enjoy peeking at her phone to read that a surprise will be waiting for her at home? You can also cooperate via text messaging to plan a special evening for just the two of you.

You might be amazed to understand that your romantic messages spur similar messages from your beloved. One of the favorable aspects of the text message is its ability to be saved. Your companion is able to check back on your sweet messages in the future to bring a smile to his face.

There are plenty more ways that you can connect via texting. These are only a couple of ways that you can text the romance back into a partnership if your relationship has been put on the back burner because of the strains or hustle of life.

Construction of the state-owned Housing Development Tbk PT (PTPP) in the first quarter -2013 obtain new contracts Rp 4.5 trillion. New contracts coded PTPP has penetrated 23% of the target for the project in 2013, which amounted to Rp 19.7 trillion.

“This acquisition increased 2.5 times compared to the acquisition of new contracts to the same period last year,” said Betty Ariana PTPP Corporate Secretary in a press release on Friday (05/04/2013).

PTPP in this water dragon year targets to carve a net profit of Rp 370 billion, up 20% compared to the previous year’s target. The increase in the net income derived from the business income of 4 fields of construction, property, EPC, and investment.

Major projects which was won PTPP, among other projects JW Marriot Hotel, St Moritz, The Kencana, malls Sun Karawang, M Gold Tower, Uluwatu Hotel, Surabaya Tunjungan Plaza V, Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta Airport, train tracks South Sumatra by PT KAI, and Combined Cycle Power Plant EPC project Tanjung kitbag 120 megawatts (MW).

For most people, arranging office furniture may be a low item on their priority list. However, if an individual has an office at their home or at their job, it is very important that they consider how it should be arranged. It is also important to note and know that there are professionals who hired to perform these duties in large corporations and other businesses. These people are hired to arrange offices and work areas in order to increase worker productivity.

Each office area in a large corporation is strategically arranged; specifically areas that have large volumes of employees working in customer service type of positions. Therefore, two of the major goals or objectives in setting up a properly arranged office are productivity and comfort. Sometimes the individuals in an office may want to arrange the furniture in order accommodate or make their clients more comfortable. Other people may want to arrange the furniture in the office to make their work activities more productive. While other people want the furniture to be arranged so that it is very pleasing and attractive to them and the person that comes in to visit.

The size of the room should be measured before purchasing the furniture from a local furniture store or shopping for different items online. Also, the size of the room will allow the person to make a preliminary plan or outline of where they want the office furniture to be placed in. Because the desk is the most important piece that will be placed in the room it should be positioned first. The desk is also is the focal point and other furniture will be positioned around it.

If productivity is the major goal or objective, the desk should be positioned near all of the electrical outlets. Positioning the desk near the electrical outlets will allow the person to plug and unplug the computer, lights, and other machinery without having to get up and down. The desk should also be position, if possible, near a window, which will give the individual the amount of light, especially if they will be working throughout the day time hours.
Machines, file cabinets, and other office supplies should also placed near the desk. The goal is to place the things that are most commonly used as close to the person as possible. This will keep them from having to get up multiple times to perform certain activities.

Now available on Satellite TV Pay Per View Cinema, the same day its released on DVD, is the teen comedy 17 Again, starring heartthrob Zac Efron.

In the movie, Efron plays Mike O’Donell, a high school basketball star who seems to have everything a college scholarship, popularity, and a beautiful girlfriend. But all of that changes when his girlfriend Scarlett reveals that shes pregnant. Suddenly all of Mikes aspirations are dashed and we fast forward twenty years later. Mike (now played by Matthew Perry) and Scarlett (Leslie Mann) are separated, and Mike is living with his software genius nerd best friend Ned (Thomas Lennon). We also learn that Mikes relationship with his own teenaged children is nonexistent, and his job is at a standstill. Praying for a change after he is passed up for a promotion, Mike meets a mysterious janitor who transforms him back to his glory days and suddenly Mike is 17 (and played by Zac Efron) again.

Posing as a new student named Mark, Mike infiltrates his childrens school and learns things about them that he never knew. He also visits an unsuspecting Scarlett and rediscovers all the things that initially made him fall in love with her. Of course it should come as little surprise to anyone who watches movies that Mike will eventually learn some things about himself that will make him a better husband, a better father, and appreciate life as he never did before.

I saw this movie initially when it was released to theaters in April and I remember thinking Cute, but I could have waited for DVD. Its chock-full of the stereotypes that weve come to expect in these teen comedies (the jock bully, the trio of cheerleader temptresses, the final showdown at the basketball game with that one chance to make the winning basket), but it still works, mostly due to Efrons charms. Now that he is stepping outside of the Disney mold, Efron is proving himself to be much more than just a pretty face. He shows some surprising dramatic chops here (most notably during the speech he gives to a judge in a courtroom at the end) and I think he has a long career ahead of him as an actor in more serious roles. Leslie Mann is somewhat underused, but she is still good here, and I always appreciate seeing her in comedies (she also appeared in The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and this summer’s Funny People.)

I think Efron fans will be tempted to give this five stars before they even see it, but if other people give it a chance they will see there is a little more than meets the eye in Efrons talent. 17 Again had heart and it wasnt crass, and I think its a movie the whole family can enjoy. Sometimes a little sugary sweetness is actually kind of endearing.

By: Frank Bilotta

We traveled by boat from one place to another. The first stop was the waterfall at Pulau Tujuh. The route to the waterfall was not really challenging for Fred and I since weve done a lot of hiking activities. Though, I found that other people were finding it quite challenging to get there. In my personal opinion, the water fall was nice but I was not that impressed. Maybe its because Ive just seen a greater waterfall in Langkawi just last week. Lesson here, you should start looking at the smaller ones first to keep up the excitement every time you see a waterfall.

The second stop was the orang asli village at Kg Chuweh. It was interesting to know that they actually have tarred road and even astro. We just sat around and let them watched us instead of us watching them. The children were very shy as they came slowly to get food from us and ran away very quickly once they got it just like a mouse, as Fred said.

The last stop was for Rafflesia flower sight seeing at Pulau Besar. At first I thought the track was more challenging but it turned out that it was only for a short distance. To our disappointment, we didnt get to see a blossomed Rafflesia flower. There were only buds. I guess we were not chosen to be among the lucky few that get to see a real blossomed Rafflesia flower.

By the time we came back to the boathouse, it was almost dark already. Some of us went for canoeing while some just went back to their room to get some rest. Later we had a western food dinner. I personally liked this dinner better than the last one and so did Fred. After that, we watched a presentation on hornbills.

The third day arrived, which means the last day. We had breakfast and got ready to leave the island and head back home. Overall, it was a unique adventure, being on a private island on a lake. I had lots of fun and it was a different kind of experience going back to nature. You can discover a lot of new things here. I guess thats why they call it Tasik Temenggor Discovery Island. In fact you can discover yourself here!

If you ever come here, hope you will be lucky enough to see elephants, a blooming Rafflesia flower, and hornbills. You can visit www.temenggor.com for more details.

Quite a few appreciate gals for their figure, a few for their delicate skin and lips and several for their sensuality. And no, not necessarily just fellas are able to get pleasure from all of these wonderful attributes, some other gals do also. This is why gay sex between two ladies is not very rare or innovative. Despite the fact that lesbians have always been around in history, their particular memories are not generally told. For years and years, this particular sexual orientation was a shameful one though homosexual guys were never something abnormal. The relationship amongst girls was allowed to be only a polite one, a innocent one. They were forced to retain their inner thoughts and desires a secret mainly because gay sex seemed to be very frowned upon.

Nowadays, romantic relationships amongst gals really are a quite normal aspect in certain parts around the globe, and in others a controversial issue. The declines distinct sexual orientations, men like it in adult movies and ladies prefer to sometimes have fun with the thought by crossing a number of limitations with their lady friend or experimenting gay sex. However popular it might be, real lesbians will often have difficulty with these particular elements. They generally do not like other gents to see as well as be aware of them, they have an inclination to maintain their personal life and sexual practice private, plus they don’t especially like to comment or reveal their particular point of view with regards to gay sex.

The most typical trouble a lady could have regarding this problem is telling her father and mother about her sexual orientation. This is usually a especially difficult action to take, because doing so represents one choosing her very own course in life, opting to be different. Although there are a few parents that may easily acknowledge their childs sexual orientation, the majority of them have a difficult experience in doing so. Many gay teenagers are thrown out of their households by religious mothers and fathers, disinherited or excluded from their family. This is why lots of people elect to dismiss their sexual orientation and live the life of a heterosexual. Gay sex might still be in their world regardless of whether it is only by means of adult movies, but human relationships are unthinkable.

It is a well-known simple fact that girls want to have fun regardless of whether in the form of an harmless make out, a touch or even in a form of a not-so-innocent gay sex. Even so they might decide to try things out it, they generally end up loving it though they have a tendency to feel shame after.. Gay sex is something that has generally been around and probably continually will, in the form of experiments or sex movies or like a regular element of a strange relationship.

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Long before Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the multiple Super Bowl titles, there was the Foxboro Stadium. Known as one of the most basic NFL stadiums of it’s time, it was greatly inferior to Gillette Stadium; both in history and in amenities. Located in Foxborough, Massachusetts, the stadium took a shorter version of the town’s name although it was also once called Sullivan Stadium.

The stadium opened in 1971 as Schaefer Stadium. The Patriots had already been a franchise for 11 years but they were known as the Boston Patriots between 1960 and 1970. Before Foxboro Stadium, the Patriots played their home games at Fenway Park for 7 years as well as two years at Harvard and Boston College’s stadiums. If you have ever been to Fenway Park, you would know that it is extremely inadequate served as an NFL stadium.

Foxboro Stadium was erected on the former Bay State Raceway property which is halfway between Providence and Boston. The franchise had very little help from the city or local officials to construct a stadium which is why it’s layout was so basic. The stadium lacked luxury and private seating as well as individual seating which meant it consisted of only bleachers. Even the locker rooms were way below par. The entire stadium was completely funded with private dollars when it opened in 1971.

Perhaps the most famous game at this former NFL stadium was the very last one played. If you watch the NFL with any regularity, you have seen clips of the final game; a snow covered field with Warren Sapp and the Raiders charging at Tom Brady. This game was the infamous ‘Tuck Rule’ game that will go down as one of the greatest games in the history of the NFL.

Foxboro was one of the smallest NFL stadiums with a capacity of only 60,000. When it was made public that the Patriots were wanting a new stadium built for them, both Hartford and Providence were scrambling to see if they could lure the Patriots to their city while still keeping the New England name. Their plans fell through. Foxboro Stadium was demolished in 2002 just after the Patriots had won their first Super Bowl. The new Gillette Stadium is on the same property as the former NFL stadium, funded entirely by Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Kraft also developed the rest of the property into a retail and hotel district called ‘Patriot Place’. The entire district cost more to construct than Gillette Stadium. This sounds like a place I need to visit.