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  To all who have visited this site,...are you interested in submitting something of yours to be displayed ?
  It is simple,... all you have to do is send me an image of your Checkeristic artifacts.
  Send several, and the best images will be used in the posting. You can send to me in any format, via e-mail, or through the postal service.
  I will then format your image into an exhibit, and place it on display on the website, along with an exhibit number, and your name as the submitter.
  Please send along any pertinant information that can  be used in the text along with the display.
  Of course, if you like, I could help with this and perhaps do some research for you, if you are not quite sure of the history of your item.
  Once posted on the site, I will send you a link to the item, and you can then offer any suggextions, corrections, etc. 
 
  So, if you have some interesting Checkers/Draughts artifacts you would like to share with the world, get in touch !!!
My e-mail is
 
I look forward to hearing from you.... 

HOW IT WORKS.......THE ANATOMY OF AN EXHIBIT !!

SUPPOSE YOU HAVE AN INTERESTING CHECKER/DRAUGHTS ITEM YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISPLAY ON THE SITE, THIS COULD BE A PHOTO, A CHECKER BOARD, A RARE BOOK, AN ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT.......ANYTHING THAT YOU OWN THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH THE REST OF THE CHECKERS/DRAUGHTS COMMUNITY.......MAKE A PHOTO OF THE ITEM AND SEND IT TO US.
YOU CAN SEND IT VIA E-MAIL, OR TAKE A PHOTO AND SEND IT TO US VIA POSTAL SERVICE.....EITHER WAY, GET US AN IMAGE OF THE ITEM !!

FOR EXAMPLE, HERE IS A PHOTO THAT WAS SENT TO EARL HANGEN BY  R.W. DAVIES FOR USE IN EARL'S "WOOD'S LADDER REPORT" THAT I (JAY HINNERSHITZ) HAVE IN MY POSSESION. (IN THIS CASE, THIS IS NOT AN ORIGINAL PHOTO, BUT A COPY OF A PHOTO)

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STEP # 1  
 YOU WOULD SEND THIS TO US.....ALONG WITH ANY PERTINENT INFORMATION ON THE ITEM.
WHAT IT IS, IT'S HISTORY, ANY PERSONAL ATTACHMENT OR RECOLLECTIONS, ETC.
 
STEP # 2
  THIS INFORMATION WILL BE CHECKED FOR ACCURACY AND HISTORICAL CONTENT BY "THE STAFF" HERE AT THE MUSEUM.
 ( IN THIS CASE, THE IMAGE HAS BEEN USED BEFORE, IN WILLIE RYAN'S "CHECKERGRAM", AND IN JIM REED'S "KEYSTONE CHECKER REVIEW")
  
STEP #  3
THE IMAGE WILL BE REFORMATTED INTO SOMETHING THAT IS VISUALLY APPEALING, AND THAT CAN BE PRESENTED ON THE SITE. THIS MAY INCLUDE CROPPING, ENHANCING WITH A PROGRAM, ADDING A BORDER, ENLARGING, ETC. AS SEEN BELOW.

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LEFT TO RIGHT; NATHAN MATUS, ALLEN McLAUGHLAN, CHARLES HOLLOW, LOUIS GINSBERG, E.J. REES, JOHN McLAUGHLAN

STEP #4
THE ITEM WILL THEN BE ISSUED AN EXHIBIT NUMBER. THIS WILL BE DONE IN NUMERICAL SEQUENCE AS THE SUBMISSIONS ARE RECEIVED, ALONG WITH YOUR INITIIALS.
FOR EXAMPLE, IF THIS IMAGE WAS SENT TO US BY R.W. DAVIES, AND IT WAS THE 49TH SUBMISSION WE RECEIVED FOR DISPLAY ON THE SITE, IT WOULD BE ISSUED WITH ....
EXHIBIT 049RD
 
STEP #5
THE ITEM WILL BE TITLED. WE WOULD UTILIZE YOUR TITLE, OR SOMETHING APPROPRIATE. IN THIS CASE,....
 
"1920'S PHOTO OF GINSBERG, HOLLOW, REES, MATTUS AND MCLAUCHLIN"
 
....OR SOMETHING SIMILIAR....DEPENDENT UPON THE ITEM ITSELF.

STEP #6
THERE WOULD THEN BE ADDED A DESCRIPTIVE TEXT TO BE PRESENTED WITH THE EXHIBIT.
AS AN EXAMPLE FOR THIS IMAGE, IT WOULD BE SOMETHING AS SUCH....
   "ABOVE IS A 1920'S ERA PHOTO TAKEN AT THE HOME OF MR. PENNELL, WHO ALLOWED MANY CHECKERIST'S TO STAY WITH HIM AT THE TIME. PICTURED ARE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT...ETC., ETC..
   THIS HISTORIC PHOTO IS FROM THE COLLECTION OF R.W. DAVIES ,SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND(WHATEVER CITY THE ITEM IS IN) ".
    SUBMITTED BY R.W. DAVIES

AND THUS, THE FINAL IMAGE AS IT WILL APPEAR WHEN ON DISPLAY.....

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EXHIBIT  049RD
"1920'S PHOTO OF GINSBERG, HOLLOW, REES, MATTUS AND MCLAUCHLIN"
   ABOVE IS A 1920'S ERA PHOTO TAKEN AT THE HOME OF MR. FLOYD PENNEL, WHO ALLOWED MANY CHECKERISTS TO STAY WITH HIM AT THE TIME. PICTURED ARE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ARE, ETC. ETC.....
   THIS HISTORIC PHOTO IS FROM THE COLLECTION OF R.W. DAVIES  SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND
SUBMITTED BY R.W. DAVIES

IT IS AS EASY AS THAT....YOU SEND US SUBMISSIONS, WE WILL DO THE REST !!!

HELP SAVE CHECKERS HISTORY !! 
 
THESE SUBMISSIONS THAT WE ARE LOOKINFG FOR DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE A GREAT MONETARY VALUE. WE ARE LOOKING FOR INTERESTING ITEMS.
RARE AND  UNIQUE ARE NOT THE ONLY QUALITIES OF THE ITEMS THAT WILL BE DISPLAYED.
WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR ITEMS THAT MAY CAPTURE A "MOMENT IN TIME" IN THE HISTORY OF CHECKERS/DRAUGHTS....DO YOU HAVE SUCH AN ITEM IN YOUR COLLECTION THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE ?

When your item is exhibited, you will be sent an e-mail, which will link you to the exhibit. You can then offer any suggestions, corrections, etc.

Your name will also be added to the OMOCH Homepage Contributor's panel, so that anyone who visits will know that you have helped to build the OMOCH !!!

 

 

 

 

 

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