29 February, 2008

Boeing 747SP - China Airlines Postcard

The postcard shows China Airlines Boeing 747SP. The Boeing 747SP is a highly modified version of Boeing 747-100 offering 'special performance'. Known during development as the 'short body' 747SB, the shortened fuselage permitted longer range flights to be made. The 747SP was offered to customers in 1974, and the first airframe was delivered in 1976.

Boeing 747SP Postcard

China Airlines, flag carrier of the Republic of China on Taiwan, used the type on its non-stop routes from Taipei to San Francisco and Los Angeles.

SOURCE:
Boeing 747SP Wikipedia Entry

28 February, 2008

Boeing 707 - China Airlines Postcard

The postcard shows a China Airlines Boeing 707. The Boeing 707 is a four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. Its name is most commonly spoken as "Seven Oh Seven". Although it was not the first commercial jet in service (that distinction belongs to the de Havilland Comet), the 707 was the first to be commercially successful, and is credited as ushering in the Jet Age.

Boeing 707 Postcard

China Airlines, Limited is the flag carrier of the Republic of China on Taiwan. The airline is not directly state owned.

SOURCES:
Boeing 707 Wikipedia Entry
China Airlines Wikipedia Entry

27 February, 2008

McDonnell Douglas DC-9 - Austrian Airlines AG Postcard

The postcard shows an Austrian Airlines AG McDonnell Douglas DC-9. The McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (initially known as the Douglas DC-9) is a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner. It was first manufactured in 1965 with its first flight later that year. The DC-9 was designed for frequent, short flights. The final DC-9 was delivered in October 1982.

McDonnell Douglas DC-9 Postcard

Austrian Airlines AG is the flag carrier airline of Austria, headquartered in Vienna. The typical Austrian Airlines arrow ("Austrian Chevron") had three versions. 1960 still looking like the body plan of a paper airplane, it got its now known shape in 1972.

SOURCES:
McDonnell Douglas DC-9 Wikipedia Entry
Austrian Airlines AG Wikipedia Entry

26 February, 2008

Boeing 737-4Y0 - Asiana Airlines Postcard

The postcard shows an Asiana Airlines Boeing 737-4Y0. The Boeing 737 Classic is the name given to the -300/-400/-500 series of the Boeing 737. They are American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliners. The 737-400 design was launched in 1985. It stretched the 737-300 another 10 ft (3.45 m) to carry up to 168 passengers.

Boeing 737-4Y0 Postmarked Postcard

Asiana Airlines (Formerly Seoul Airlines) is an airline based in Seoul, South Korea and is one of South Korea's two major airlines.

SOURCES:
Boeing 737 Classic Wikipedia Entry
Asiana Airlines Wikipedia Entry

25 February, 2008

McDonnell Douglas DC-8 - Air New Zealand Postcard

The postcard shows an Air New Zealand McDonnell Douglas DC-8. The McDonnell Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured from 1958 to 1972.

McDonnell Douglas DC-8 Postcard

On 23 September 1963 Air New Zealand (the national flag carrier of New Zealand) signed a contract with Douglas Aircraft, agreeing to purchase three of the latter's DC-8-52 jet airliners. The first DC-8 arrived at Auckland on 20 July 1965, coinciding with the official opening of Air New Zealand's jet base at the airport. The remaining two DC-8's arrived on 12 August and 22 September of that year and the inaugural jet service was a flight from Christchurch to Sydney on 3 October.

The Māori symbol on the tail fin is the Koru. It is a stylised representation of a fern frond unfolding, and signifies new life, growth and renewal. The koru was used on the prows of the early Polynesian canoes that sailed the Pacific with its many islands.

SOURCES:
Douglas DC-8 Wikipedia Entry
History of Air New Zealand Wikipedia Entry

24 February, 2008

Boeing 747 - Air France Postcard

The postcard shows an Air France Boeing 747. The Boeing 747, often referred to by the nickname "Jumbo Jet", is among the world's most recognizable aircraft, and was the first wide-body commercial airliner ever produced. First flown commercially in 1970, it held the passenger capacity record for 37 years, until it was surpassed by the Airbus A380.

Boeing 747 Postcard

Air France was an early Boeing 747 operator. It eventually operated one of the world's largest 747 fleets.

SOURCES:
Boeing 747 Wikipedia Entry
Air France Wikipedia Entry

23 February, 2008

USCGC Mackinaw (WAGB-83) Postcard

USCGC Mackinaw (WAGB-83) was a 290-foot (88 m) vessel specifically designed for ice breaking duties on the Great Lakes. Mackinaw's design was based on the "Wind" class of Coast Guard icebreakers, but the cutter was built wider and longer than the other Wind class vessels so that her draft would be shallower. Because of this, the Mackinaw was unique in the Coast Guard fleet.

USCGC Mackinaw Postcard

The old Mackinaw moved under its own power on June 21, 2006 from the port of its decommissioning to a permanent berth at the SS Chief Wawatam dock at the ship's namesake port, Mackinaw City, Michigan where she now serves as a museum ship known as Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum.

Displacement: 5,252 long tons (5,336 t)
Length: 290 ft (88 m)
Beam: 74.3 ft (22.6 m)
Draft: 19.5 ft (5.9 m)
Speed: 15 kn (28 km/h/17 mph)
Complement: 8 Officers, 67 Enlisted

SOURCES:
USCGC Mackinaw (WAGB-83) Wikipedia Entry

22 February, 2008

MS Noordam Postcard

MS Noordam has been the name of several ships run by the Holland America Line. The third Noordam was the first for luxury cruise service. Built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique in 1984, had a gross tonnage of 33,933 tonnes and was 704 ft (215 m) long. The ship's beam was 89 ft (27 m) and draft was 24 ft (7.3 m); her cruising speed was 21 knots.

MS Noordam Postcard
(PH Wish from Sherida Decker)

In 2005, the ship was acquired by Louis Cruise Lines and was immediately chartered to Thomson Cruises; she was rechristened the MS Thomson Celebration.

Tonnage: 33,960 gross register tons (GRT)
Displacement: 4243 metric tons of deadweight (DWT)
Length: 214.66 m (704.27 ft)
Beam: 27.26 m (89.44 ft)
Decks: 9
Speed: 18 knots
Capacity: 1,254 passengers (1350 maximum)
Crew: 520 crew

SOURCE:
MS Noordam Wikipedia Entry

21 February, 2008

S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald Postcard

The S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, nicknamed "Mighty Fitz," "The Fitz," or "The Big Fitz," was an American lake freighter, launched on June 8, 1958. On February 1, 1957, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin contracted Great Lakes Engineering Works (GLEW), of River Rouge, Michigan, to design and build an ore bulk carrier laker for Northwestern. The contract contained the stipulation that the boat be the largest on the Great Lakes.

S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald Postcard
(PH Wish from Sarah Konichek)

During a Lake Superior gale storm on November 10, 1975, the Fitzgerald sank suddenly, without sending any distress signals, in 530 feet (162 m) of water.The initial search for survivor consisted of the Arthur M. Anderson, and a second freighter, SS William Clay Ford. The efforts of a third freighter, the Canadian vessel Hilda Marjanne, were foiled by the weather. The search recovered debris, including lifeboats and rafts, but no survivors.

Length: 729 feet (222.2 m) oa
Depth: 39 feet
Propulsion: Carried 72,000 U.S. gallons fuel oil
Capacity: 26,600 short tons (24,100 t)
Crew: 29

SOURCE:
SS Edmund Fitzgerald Wikipedia Entry

20 February, 2008

M/V Charles E. Wilson Postcard

M/V Charles E. Wilson is a self-unloading lake bulk carrier which was built by the Bay Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI and launched March 10, 1973 for the American Steamship Co., Buffalo, NY, and entered service in September, 1973. The Wilson was the first of ten vessels launched for the American Steamship Co. at a cost of $13.7 million.

M/V Charles E. Wilson Postcard
(PH Wish from Sarah Konichek)

The vessel was renamed in 2000 to honor American Steamship Company co-founder and former president John J. Boland. The M/V John J. Boland is powered by two 3500 HP General Motors Electro Motive Division (EMD) diesel engines. The M/V John J. Boland is used in general trades, transporting iron ore pellets, coal, limestone and grain.

Length, Overall 680'-0"
Beam 78'-0"
Depth 45'-0"
Deadweight Capacity at MS Draft 34,000 Gross Tons
Number of Cargo Holds 6
Number of Hatches 22
Shaft Horsepower 7,000
Number of Propellers 1

SOURCES:
Great Lakes Fleet Page Vessel Feature:
Charles E. Wilson
American Steamship Company: M/V John J. Boland

19 February, 2008

Untitled Postcard 2

The postcard again shows a painting with no title and name of the artist.

Untitled Postcard

18 February, 2008

Untitled Postcard 1

The postcard shows a painting with no title and name of the artist.

Untitled Postcard

17 February, 2008

Untitled by Ramos Postcard

The postcard shows an untitled painting by Vincent Ramos. No information was found regarding the artist. I also couldn't find additional information about the painting nor its location (private collection or museum).

Untitled Postcard

16 February, 2008

Why the Sky is High by de Leon Postcard

The postcard shows a watercolored artwork by Joanne De Leon entitled Why the Sky is High. Joanne De Leon is an award-winning illustrator who received her B.F.A. from University of Philippines. She currently works as a freelance book illustrator and graphic designer. Her illustrations have appeared in many children's books.

Why the Sky is High Postcard

I couldn't find additional information about the painting nor its location (private collection or museum). The artwork depicts one of the Philippines folklore. Full story can be read here.

15 February, 2008

Watermelon by Bolaños Postcard

The postcard shows another still life painting by Greg Bolaños entitled Watermelon. I couldn't find additional information about the painting nor its location (private collection or museum), but National Bookstore owner Socorro Ramos has still-life collections done by Bolaños.

Watermelon Postcard

Watermelon refers to both fruit and plant of a vine-like (climber and trailer) herb, and one of the most common types of melon. The watermelon fruit, loosely considered a type of melon, has a smooth exterior rind (green and yellow) and a juicy, sweet, usually pink, red, or yellow, but sometimes orange, interior flesh.

SOURCE:
Watermelon Wikipedia Entry

14 February, 2008

Two Kankanaey Girls by Solina Postcard

The postcard shows an artwork by Bernadette C. Solina entitled Two Kankanaey Girls, in watercolor and pencils. No information was found regarding the artist. I also couldn't find additional information about the painting nor its location (private collection or museum).

Two Kankanaey Girls Postcard

The Kankana live in the upland areas of Benguet province and belong to the tribal group called "Igorots." They are a hardworking people in the field of agriculture who are already reached by modern technologies.

People Name: Kankanaey, Kibungan
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

13 February, 2008

Tinikling by Amorsolo Postcard

The postcard shows another oil painting by Fernando Amorsolo entitled Tinikling. I couldn't find additional information about the painting nor its location (private collection or museum).

Tinikling Postcard

Tinikling is a dance from the Philippines. It originated in Leyte as an imitation of the tikling bird dodging bamboo traps set by rice farmers. Tinikling involves two people hitting bamboo poles, using them to beat, tap, and slide on the ground and against each other in coordination with one or more dancers who step over and in between the poles in a dance.

In the United States, tinikling is taught as part of physical education class in many elementary schools. It is a form of aerobic exercise that also improves spatial awareness, rhythm, foot and leg speed, agility, and coordination.

SOURCE:
Tinikling Wikipedia Entry

12 February, 2008

Scenic View by Ramos Postcard

The postcard shows an oil on canvas painting by Vincent Ramos entitled Scenic View. No information was found regarding the artist. I also couldn't find additional information about the painting nor its location (private collection or museum).

Scenic View Postcard

11 February, 2008

Sa Batis by Blanco Postcard

The postcard shows an oil on canvas painting by Jose Blanco entitled Sa Batis. Jose Villones Blanco, better known as Pitok, was born in Angono, Rizal on March 19,1932, graduated by UST in 1955 and married to Loreta Perez and blessed with 7 talented children who are all painters. Blanco had earned numerous awards.

Sa Batis Postcard

I couldn't find additional information about the painting nor its location (private collection or museum), but he has completed various commissioned works for Unilab, Sanwa Bank and Tokyo Marine Insurance, PNB San Francisco California, the former First Lady Imelda Marcos, among others.

10 February, 2008

Prayer Before Meals by Manansala Postcard

The postcard shows another oil painting by Vicente Manansala entitled Prayer Before Meals. I couldn't find additional information about the painting nor its location (private collection or museum).

Prayer Before Meals Postcard

Grace is a name for any of a number of short prayers said or an unvoiced intention held prior to partaking of a meal. A prayer of Grace is said to be an act of offering thanks to God for granting humans dominion over the earth and the right and ability to sacrifice the lives of divine creations for sustenance; this thanks is the "saying of Grace" prior to and/or after eating of any meal.

SOURCE:
Grace Wikipedia Entry

09 February, 2008

Pitik-Bulag by Parrocha Postcard

The postcard shows an artwork of Beth Parrocha-Doctolero entitled Pitik-Bulag (in watercolor and colored pencils). Beth Parrocha-Doctolero is a graduate of the University of the Philippines, College of Fine Arts. She is currently a freelance children’s book illustrator and enjoys an activity that would further enhance her craft. She had already won a Manila Critics Circle Award for art and design.

Pitik-Bulag Postcard

I couldn't find additional information (size) about the painting nor its location (private collection or museum).

Pitik-bulag is one of the Philippines famous street games. Unfortunately, I couldn't find an in-depth description of the game or how to play the game.

08 February, 2008

Pinakbet by Llana Postcard

The postcard shows an oil on paper canvas painting by Dindo Llana entitled Pinakbet. No information was found regarding the artist. I also couldn't find additional information (size) about the painting nor its location (private collection or museum).

Pinakbet Postcard

The postcard shows the Pinakbet recipe in the Ilocano dialect (the third most-spoken language in the country), the ingredients and how to cook it. Pinakbet or pakbet is a popular Ilocano dish. The original Ilocano pinakbet uses bagoong, of fermented monamon or other fish, while further south, bagoong alamang is used. The basic vegetables used in this dish include native bitter melon, eggplant, tomato, ginger, okra, string beans, lima beans, chili peppers, parda and winged beans.

SOURCE:
Pinakbet Wikipedia Entry

07 February, 2008

Philippine Madonna and Child by Balagtas Postcard

The postcard shows another oil on canvas painting by Balagtas entitled Philippine Madonna and Child. I also couldn't find additional information about the painting nor its location (private collection or museum).

Philippine Madonna and Child Postcard

The Madonna and Child is one of the central icons of Christianity, representing the Madonna or Mary, mother of Jesus and her son.

06 February, 2008

Pencilworx Artwork 2 by Batong Postcard

The postcard again shows a Pencilworx artwork by Sam Batong. I also found no information regarding the artist, about the painting nor its location (private collection or museum).

Pencilworx Artwork 2 Postcard

05 February, 2008

Pencilworx Artwork 1 by Batong Postcard

The postcard shows a Pencilworx artwork by Sam Batong. I found no information regarding the artist, about the painting nor its location (private collection or museum).

Pencilworx Artwork 1 Postcard

04 February, 2008

Patintero by Doctolero Postcard

The postcard shows an artwork by Ferdinand R. Doctolero entitled Patintero in acricolor and pastel. Ferdinand R. Doctolero attended college at the University of the Philippines, College of Fine Arts in Quezon City.He also designs and illustrates Children's books and has worked with publishers like Adarna, Bookmark, Lampara, Tahanan, and Vibal Publishing.

Patintero Postcard

I found no information regarding the painting nor its location (private collection or museum), but his works are still being exhibited in permanent collections of banks, museums and as part of private collections.

Patintero or harangang taga - try to cross my line without letting me to touch or catch you - Each member of the group who is "it" stands on the water lines. The perpendicular line in the middle allows the "it" designated on that line to intersect the lines occupied by the "it" that the parallel line intersects, thus increasing the chances of the runners to be trapped.

SOURCES:
Kulay-Diwa Gallery: Ferdinand Doctolero
Traditional games in the Philippines: Patintero Wikipedia Entry

03 February, 2008

Panunuod Ng Ulap by Flores Postcard

The postcard shows an artwork by Liza Flores entitled Panunuod Ng Ulap. Liza Flores is an illustrator and website designer. Now with nine-year experience in information architecture and interface design, Liza Flores has also had extensive training in usability, systems analysis, and HTML.

Panunuod Ng Ulap Postcard

I found no information about its location (private collection or museum).

Additional Information:
1995
Colored pencils
5 x 7 in

02 February, 2008

Mangoes by Goy Postcard

The postcard shows a watercolor artwork by Agustin(?) Goy entitled Mangoes. I found no information regarding the artist, about the painting nor its location (private collection or museum).

Mangoes Postcard

In the Philippines, unripe mango is eaten with bagoong. Dried strips of sweet, ripe mango are also popular, with those from Cebu exported worldwide. Guimaras island is also a major producer of a particularly delicious mango.

01 February, 2008

Lord Jesus Christ by Jose Postcard

The postcard shows a painting by Bayani Jose entitled Lord Jesus Christ, a 1988 artwork. I found no information regarding the artist, about the painting nor its location (private collection or museum).

Lord Jesus Christ Postcard

Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion, with 81% of the population belonging to this faith in the Philippines. With more than 71 million adherents, the Philippines is the fourth largest Catholic nation in the world, after Brazil, Mexico and the United States.

SOURCE:
Religion in the Philippines Wikipedia Entry