Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Post Office Bell/ Sepia Scenes

Dated 1912, this bell once belonged to the post office in Uxbridge

Back then did they ring the bell when mail arrived? I really don't know. The bell is now part of the Uxbridge-Scott Museum.

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23 comments:

see you there! said...

Great detail in this photo, look at how sharp those bricks are in the background.

Darla

B SQUARED said...

I wonder the same thing.

Shammickite said...

I've heard of a ship's bell, or a school bell, or even a bell at the fire station, but never a Post Office bell!

Eamon said...

Interesting if they did. I suppose it beats having to send a postie out to deliver. If the town is small enough, just ring then bell to let people know it's ready to collect. Bit of a bummer if you walk the whole way there and there is none for you though! :)

George said...

This is a wonderful picture and is just perfect for Sepia Scenes.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful bell, and your artwork in this picture is perfect!
God bless you
Léia

kaye said...

I love how crisp and sharp the details of the bell--and the brick--are.

Rose said...

That bell is so crisp and clear...I can almost hear it ring!

Jacob said...

This is beautifully done! The light fairly shines off that bell...great contrast, and it's sharp as a tack.

I like bells, except when they're tolling. Some people say that's 'cause I'm a ding-a-ling!

PERBS said...

How wonderful! My church has a bell that would not be allowed to ring today IF it had not been grandfathered in. It is 53 years old.

I am sad that they do not take care of this bell of "yours" especially now that it is in a museum. It sure shows wear and tear. I liked seeing such a bell tho. . .

Small City Scenes said...

I like it. A bell for the Post Office, wellll--why not. MB

Craver Vii said...

Sepia is so right for that photo. Nicely done.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Neat picture, EG.. Love the sepia color(s)...

I'll bet they did ring the bell when the mail came. That's neat.
Hugs,
Betsy

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Dunno how you processed this image, but the result is great. It's like HDR and Sepia.

Ralph said...

Brass and bronze look so fine in sepia, the look of subtlety, their shapes more clearly defined. A bell has a classic look, the shape of the bell makes the sounds so clear. The chime of freedom, perhaps? A beauty!

SandyCarlson said...

That's a lovely bell. I remember when the mail was a big deal around here.

Lew said...

Beautiful photo! And a great subject for sepia.

lisaschaos said...

I haven't heard of a bell in a post office - does make you wonder doesn't it?

Lawstude said...

wow. this is one great sepia. i just love how u toned this.

Heidi said...

I love the way that the shawdows and light play across the bells shiny surface. Great pick for sepia. It creates such a feeling of nostalgia!
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Tricia said...

Oh Oh Oh! I love this sepia photo & it's on my favs list of your sepia shots now! You really did a great job, but that's nothing new! hehehe

Julie said...

I love the way you have prepared this photo, it is perfect.

Greyscale Territory said...

Incredible sharp detail in this photo! And that bell is so huge! I am sure a crane would be needed to move it!

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