Category Archives: Bob Kisken

Obama Lied – Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell – Bob Kisken Editorial – Rachel Maddow Show

Lt. Colonel Victor Fehrenbach Discharged For Being Gay – Rachel Maddow Show

Caspar Star-Tribune – Bob Kisken Editorial Letter

Editor:

Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach has served 18 years in the Air Force. He is the recipient of at least 30 awards and decorations, including nine air medals, one of them for heroism, as well as campaign medals for Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. He is now a flight instructor in Idaho.

The Air Force is about to discharge him because he is gay. What insanity.

Sen. Barry Goldwater had this to say years ago:

“After more than 50 years in the military and politics, I am still amazed to see how upset people can get over nothing. Lifting the ban on gays in the military isn’t exactly nothing, but it’s pretty damned close.

“Everyone know that gays have served honorably in the military since at least the time of Julius Caesar. They’ll be serving long after we’re all dead and buried. That should not surprise anyone.”

Too bad some of the people in Washington don’t have the sense Sen. Goldwater did.

ROBERT KISKEN, Glenrock

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Dismay Over Obama’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Turnabout
By Mark Thompson / Washington – Tuesday, Jun. 09, 2009

Members of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) demonstrate against the Defense Department's
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Members of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) demonstrate against the Defense Department’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in front of a recruitment center in Times Square, New York City – TIME.COM

South Dakotan Roundbarn – Gettysburg, SD – Bob Kisken

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When I first started my round barn project I would take a photo, print it, mat it and add it to the folio. I have a hard time taking 3 or more before I get away. I just got back from SD, Minn, Iowa, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. This is one of the photos I took in SD. The barn in all its majesty sits on a gravel road. It appears to be getting old and worn out. I would love to live across from it and watch it as it ages. Perhaps I am getting goofy in my old age  but what the hell. cheers bob

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Bob-
This is the Sloat Barn near Gettysburg, SD.  I have a great black and white print of this over my fireplace.  The barn was photographed as part of the book on old South Dakota buildings that was published in the last couple years.  The main author/editor was Jay D. Vogt, State Historic Preservation Officer, for South Dakota.

At one time, the owner wanted to jack it up and move it to town to have an antique business in but thankfully that didn’t happen but it sits in the middle of nowhere.

Take care,
Joy

Joy Sears
Restoration Specialist

Oregon State Historic Preservation Office
725 Summer Street NE, Suite C
Salem OR 97301

Phone 503-986-0688
Fax 503-986-0794

International Harvester Company of America – St. Joseph, MO – Bob Kisken

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Motor Trucks, Oil Tractors & Engines, Harvesting Machines © Bob Kisken

Mayfield’s Jersey Maid Ice Cream – Harriman, Tennessee – Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

There’s a Flickr entry that claims this is Trenton, GA.

See Beautiful Rock City – Sevierville, TN – Bob Kisken

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© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

Selz Royal Blue Shoes – Whitehall, Illinois – Bob Kisken & E. Leatherberry

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

Ebay item - Uploaded image by Vendio

Ebay item - Uploaded image by Vendio

Arizona Journal-Miner March 19, 1905

Arizona Journal-Miner March 19, 1905

The Gazette Times - June 4, 1908

The Gazette Times - June 4, 1908

Selz Royal Blue, N.H. Putnam, Kentucky, Lebanon © E. Leatherberry - Flickr

Selz Royal Blue, N.H. Putnam, Kentucky, Lebanon © E. Leatherberry - Flickr

Selz “Royal Blue” shoes were manufactured by a German immigrant, Rolf Selz. The company closed in the late 1940s. It is said the the Selz Company made a pair of shoes for Queen Elizabeth giving it the right to use the word “Royal” in advertisements. – Leatherberry

Selz Royal Blue Shoes, Texas, Hillsboro  © E. Leatherberry - Flickr

Selz Royal Blue Shoes, Texas, Hillsboro © E. Leatherberry - Flickr

Mail Pouch Tobacco – Mt. Vernon, Illinois – Bob Kisken

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© Bob Kisken

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© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

Stovewood Barns & Finnish Archives – Bob Kisken in Munising, MI – Upper Peninsula

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© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

I think some of you have seen these but not in black and white. This is a stovewood chicken coop built by a Finn in the 30s. It is near Munising Michigan. cheers bob

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Scan courtesy of Bob Kisken

Scan courtesy of Bob Kisken

Scan courtesy of Bob Kisken

Scan courtesy of Bob Kisken

Previous posting of Bob Kisken’s shots of stovewood barns in color.

Hobo Days – Britt, Iowa – Bob Kisken

These are pictures of the Hobo Days in Britt Iowa. It is held there every year in August. Among other things they do is elect the Hobo king and queen for the next year. Go to eee.hobo.com for more info. These are 2 picture I took there. Will start to do more people in black and white cheers bob

"These are pictures of the Hobo Days in Britt Iowa. It is held there every year in August. Among other things they do is elect the Hobo king and queen for the next year. These are 2 picture I took there. Will start to do more people in black & white. cheers bob" © Bob Kisken

Go to National Hobo Museum for more info.

Sunday’s Feature Fades – Bob Kisken Out Midwest

Cheyenne, WY

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

Casper, WY

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

Bruce’s Crossing, MI

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

Denver, CO

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

Huron, SD

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

Lacrosse, WI

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

Kisken in Springfield & Trinidad, OK & McCook, NE

Southern Colorado Plains & Silos - © Bob Kisken

Southern Colorado Plains & Silos - © Bob Kisken

Springfield Colorado - © Bob Kisken

Springfield Colorado - © Bob Kisken

Trinidad, Colorado - © Bob Kisken

Trinidad, Colorado - © Bob Kisken

Trinidads Leading Department Store - © Bob Kisken

Trinidad's Leading Department Store - © Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

Fine Shoes - © Bob Kisken

Fine Shoes - © Bob Kisken

Near McCook Nebraska - © Bob Kisken

Near McCook Nebraska - © Bob Kisken

Midwest Obama-Biden Barn – Bob Kisken

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© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

Matthew Shepard Died Ten Years Ago Tomorrow

Matthew Shepard Foundation

Matthew Shepard Foundation - Embracing Diversity - Beyond Tolerance

More about the “lynching” of a young gay American.

Other Fading Ad postings relating to Matthew Shepard.

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Kisken on Finnish Roundbarns

Finnish Roundbarn - Hurley, Wisconsin © Bob Kisken

Finnish Roundbarn - Hurley, Wisconsin © Bob Kisken

This house and barn were built by a Finnish immigrant in Hurley Wisconsin the turn of last century. One of my favorites. cheers, bob

Round Barns, Twin Barns, Grain & Coal Silos, Repaints & Fades – Bob Kisken Out West

Sears Round Barn - Marysville, KS © Bob Kisken

Sears Round Barn - Marysville, KS © Bob Kisken

Sears Round Barn - Marysville, KS © Bob Kisken

Sears Round Barn - Marysville, KS © Bob Kisken

Twin Barns - Sisseton, SD - © Bob Kisken

Twin Barns - Sisseton, SD - © Bob Kisken

Twin Barns - Sisseton, SD - © Bob Kisken

Twin Barns - Sisseton, SD - © Bob Kisken

Grain, Coal & Hogs - Colome, SD - © Bob Kisken

Grain, Coal & Hogs - Colome, SD - © Bob Kisken

Grain - Merriman, ND - © Bob Kisken

Grain - Merriman, ND - © Bob Kisken

Pepsi-Cola - Huron, SD - © Bob Kisken

Pepsi-Cola - Huron, SD - © Bob Kisken

Paper - Duluth, MD - © Bob Kisken

Paper - Duluth, MD - © Bob Kisken

South Dakota Wheat Growers - Tulare, SD © Bob Kisken

South Dakota Wheat Growers - Tulare, SD © Bob Kisken

Seaway Hotel - Duluth, MN - © Bob Kisken

Seaway Hotel - Duluth, MN - © Bob Kisken

Kisken recently updated me and said:

This round barn [above] was a Sears kit. For a while, Sears made barn kits both round and not round. This is the only round one that I have seen. I know of or have seen pictures of 3 non-round barns made from Sears kits. If you know of any please let me know. The barn is in Marysville Kansas and the owners are really fixing it up…. I had an exhibit in a museum in Edgerton, Wisconsin of my mail pouch barns. Edgerton used to grow tobacco and they have a Tobacco Heritage Days celebration every year. Will exhibit some of my barns at a tractor dealership in St Joseph, Wisconsin near LaCrosse. Sent about 75 more pictures to Finland. Have sent probably 500 pictures there so far. – cheers bob

Keep up the excellent work Bob! Wish I could go to Finland and see your pictures there!