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.