Thursday, March 18, 2010

Dennisons, Philadelphia circa 1914

The front of the store in the previouis post with some men standing in front.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Old Car

Jumping away from that album to post this one just because I like the picture a lot. Don't know anything about it, who the people are or even for sure what kind of car, just like the picture and hope any visitors here do also.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Store Interior

This is the inside of a store circa 1914. The store was Dennisons in Philadelphia, apparently a drug- general merch type. I bought this and a few others from the same seller so have one of the outside that I will post later. I love these kind of photos especially where you can see some of the items for sale or signage paticular to the period.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Another from the same album, group of handsome ladies and one lucky gent, love the hats.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Rightside Up ( I hope)

Finally getting around to fix the last post and if I am uploading the right version of it this should look better. If not you will never know as I'll shut down and go to bed, try to fix it over the weekend. OK so someone does read this stuff, thanks Mike, glad to know you are out there. As long as someone enjoys it it will motivate me to keep posting.

Monday, March 8, 2010


Another photo that came out of the same album as the man with the bycycle. OOPs, forgot to turn it before posting. I'll turn it and edit later, in the mean time turn your monitor on its side and enjoy, heck nobody looks at this stuff anyway.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

His Bike

A dapper looking gent out walking his bike around. From an album I've had for awhile that I'm not sure if its US or European. Some of the dress and scenes tell me its not US but others seem like they were from here. I usually like pics from the US but either way this album has some nice pictures in it.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Keystone Captol Building

Half of a Keystone Stereoview Card showing the US Capitol building and cars parked around it. This card is pretty clean and clear, any blur here is caused by my flatbead scanner and the curve of the card.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Haymarket Square

This is half or a Stereoview showing Haymarket Square in Chicago, early 1900's. For those not up on Chicago history Harmarket was famous for ariot in the late 1800's where anarchists threw a bomb that killed something like eight police officers which is the cause of the monument seen in the photo. Chicago Historical or the police historical has a nice online site about it but I don't have it bookmarked. I'm sure a google search would turn it up for anyone with interest. This photo isn't great, the card pretty dirty and curved so hard to scan but you can see in it some of the architecture and in the lower left a policeman wearing the same period "keystone cop" kind of uniform as that on the statue.

Monday, February 22, 2010


This is a Keystone Glass Slide, #31 with a view of New York City. Keystone and others publislhed some great images on these slides although not as handy to look at as a paper photo maybe. This one is prety nice, any defects here are likely my scan rather than the image itself.
If anyone has any good suggestions for cleaning these slides I would welcome hearing them.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Inside the Store

The postcard promised a couple of posts back, inside view of a general goods type store.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Tintype and its back

I did it again, ignore the post below, supposed to go on the other blog. I could delete it but too lazy. Brain is not clicking tonight, had to look twice to see what pic I was going to post here becaue I forgot. Anyway this is a tintype and the back with the photographers stamp ( I hope)

The backs are often neat, some fancy and some comical, this one attracting folks that don't want to spend much money. See them more often on cabinets and Cdvs obviously but this had the paper folder still with it.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Overdue maybe but still here

I know it's been too long, made my excuses on the other blog and don't want to ramble on redundantly so if you need to go read that but nothing really worth it. The picture here is a group of teachers from the early 1900's, sorry but location not known. I will try to keep the posts coming and keep them interesting so check back with me.