Great to see one our original No.11 Woven Cuffs, circa 1999. I had forgotten for a brief moment we were embossing “Billykirk USA” upside down so people could read the name easier while it was on ones wrist #usamade #bkwornin #leathercraft

Great to see one our original No.11 Woven Cuffs, circa 1999. I had forgotten for a brief moment we were embossing “Billykirk USA” upside down so people could read the name easier while it was on ones wrist #usamade #bkwornin #leathercraft

Our friends and neighbors at @amtvintage are celebrating 8 years with some nice $$ giveaways. Regram and tag @amtvintage & #amtturns8 to be in the drawing

Our friends and neighbors at @amtvintage are celebrating 8 years with some nice $$ giveaways. Regram and tag @amtvintage & #amtturns8 to be in the drawing

Since 2005 we have had the pleasure of working with Vans Vault. This is our latest collab with the incomparable Taka Hayashi. Get yours now at select locations and the DQM General Store in NYC @DQMNYC @vans_66 #usamade #vans #vansvault #takahayashi

Since 2005 we have had the pleasure of working with Vans Vault. This is our latest collab with the incomparable Taka Hayashi. Get yours now at select locations and the DQM General Store in NYC @DQMNYC @vans_66 #usamade #vans #vansvault #takahayashi

Working on a lamp design with these well used resin discs from a defunct printer in Brooklyn. Old cake tin for shade. Now to figure out how to bore into this old aluminum stock #lighting #design

Working on a lamp design with these well used resin discs from a defunct printer in Brooklyn. Old cake tin for shade. Now to figure out how to bore into this old aluminum stock #lighting #design

Below is a portion of the speech that King George III gave after the Declaration of Independence was signed:

His Majesty’s Most Gracious Speech to Both Houses of Parliament on Thursday, October 31, 1776
My Lords, and Gentlemen,
Nothing could have afforded Me so much Satisfaction as to have been able to inform you, at the Opening of this Session, that the Troubles, which have so long distracted My Colonies in North America, were at an End; and that My unhappy People, recovered from their Delusion, had delivered themselves from the Oppression of their Leaders, and returned to their Duty. But so daring and desperate is the Spirit of those Leaders, whose Object has always been Dominion and Power, that they have now openly renounced all Allegiance to the Crown, and all political Connection with this Country. They have rejected, with Circumstances of Indignity and Insult, the Means of Conciliation held out to them under the Authority of Our Commission: and have presumed to set up their rebellious Confederacies for Independent States. If their Treason be suffered to take Root, much Mischief must grow from it, to the Safety of My loyal Colonies, to the Commerce of My Kingdoms, and indeed to the present System of all Europe. One great Advantage, however, will be derived from the Object of the Rebels being openly avowed, and clearly understood. We shall have Unanimity at Home, founded in the general Conviction of the Justice and Necessity of Our Measures.

*****Though it wasn’t until 7 years later in 1783 that King George III signed the Paris Peace Treaty, which relinquished his claim of sole Sovereignty over the colonists, thereby turning the colonies to states. #independenceday #4thofjuly #declarationofindependence

Below is a portion of the speech that King George III gave after the Declaration of Independence was signed:

His Majesty’s Most Gracious Speech to Both Houses of Parliament on Thursday, October 31, 1776

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Nothing could have afforded Me so much Satisfaction as to have been able to inform you, at the Opening of this Session, that the Troubles, which have so long distracted My Colonies in North America, were at an End; and that My unhappy People, recovered from their Delusion, had delivered themselves from the Oppression of their Leaders, and returned to their Duty. But so daring and desperate is the Spirit of those Leaders, whose Object has always been Dominion and Power, that they have now openly renounced all Allegiance to the Crown, and all political Connection with this Country. They have rejected, with Circumstances of Indignity and Insult, the Means of Conciliation held out to them under the Authority of Our Commission: and have presumed to set up their rebellious Confederacies for Independent States. If their Treason be suffered to take Root, much Mischief must grow from it, to the Safety of My loyal Colonies, to the Commerce of My Kingdoms, and indeed to the present System of all Europe. One great Advantage, however, will be derived from the Object of the Rebels being openly avowed, and clearly understood. We shall have Unanimity at Home, founded in the general Conviction of the Justice and Necessity of Our Measures.

*****Though it wasn’t until 7 years later in 1783 that King George III signed the Paris Peace Treaty, which relinquished his claim of sole Sovereignty over the colonists, thereby turning the colonies to states. #independenceday #4thofjuly #declarationofindependence

Found the diary of Helen Marie Brown of Spotswood, NJ. Born in  1914. She could have been listening to Ed Sullivan or perhaps George Burns & Gracie Allen since both went live in early 1932 #diary #radio

Found the diary of Helen Marie Brown of Spotswood, NJ. Born in 1914. She could have been listening to Ed Sullivan or perhaps George Burns & Gracie Allen since both went live in early 1932 #diary #radio