I purchased this photo from eBay. I did clean up the image.
Fortunately, the photo does have information on the back.
-W. DeBar Hardware Store
If you look closely at the photo, you can definitely view different items from the time period.
-There are wash bins out front.
-A sign advertising Winchester is in the window on the left.
-Another sign is advertising fertilizer.
-There are oil lanterns for sale in the window.
-The horse is tied to one of the rails out front.
-There are advertising signs on the pole. I know one reads, “paints”. But I cannot decipher any other information.
I love this photo. I assuming the two men out front of the shop are the owners. Perhaps, the young man is a son. If anyone can tell me who they are, I would love the information.
What do you see when you look at the photo?
Ok, before I begin, I want to say this is not one of my finest photos. In fact, the photo was taken at a great distance. The image is also heavily cropped. But, I still like it. So I thought I would share. If you look closely, you can actually see the baby Osprey peeking over the nest.
I am hoping to get a better image. But for now, I am extremely happy with this one.
Until next time…peace
The photo is actually a digitalized version of a slide. The original photographer left some information on the back. I love when people add little notes.
The photo is dated 7-27-1957 with the notes Belle Isle Fountain, Detroit.
I am a Michigander. I cannot believe I have never seen this fountain in person. I did a little research on the Belle Isle Fountain which is actually called the James Scott Memorial Fountain. The fountain was constructed in 1925.
Yes, I added the fountain to my ever growing bucket list of things to see in Michigan.
Have you seen the James Scott Memorial Fountain in person? Tell me your thoughts.
Until next time…peace.
I recently purchased various slides and negatives from eBay. “Barney’s Retirement” is one of those photos I digitalized from a slide. I like this particular set of slides. The original owner wrote information on each one.
The photo shows the last trip of the horse drawn milk wagon in East Lansing.
The photo is dated 5-25-1957.
The sign draped over the horse tells the best story, “So sorry, I am retiring to the farm. Barney”. I hope Barney was able to live a long happy life at the farm.
The lady in the photo is identified as Mrs. Strother. The children are Karen and Karl Kaufman.
The milk wagon displays writing on the side. I can read the word “farms”. But the rest of the information is blurred.
If anyone knows the story of the horse drawn milk wagon, I would love to hear the tale.
Until next time…peace
In my opinion, this butterfly is a Silver-Spotted Skipper. If I am wrong, please let me know. I am not the best at identifying insects.
I did enjoy watching these butterflies over the last couple of days. The pair seemed to dance mid-air before landing on the flower of their choice. I admit I think I took over 500 photos of these flying beauties.
The only piece of information I have about this photo is the date, 2-4-1912. Perhaps, the two ladies in the image are sisters. They got together with their spouses to have a meal. I notice the dishes stacked up in front of them. There’s a woodstove in the background.
What do you see when you look at this photo?
I didn’t see this little family of Canadian Geese at first. I originally was just snapping a few photos of the landscape. But the adult geese let me know I was close. I backed away, trying not to disturb them. But the adult geese quickly ushered their goslings into the water.
The family of Canadian Geese was a pleasant surprise to photograph.
I do not have any information on this photo. I wish I could see more of the car. I am assuming the people in the image are a family posing in front of a car. Perhaps, they were visiting someone and this was the parting photo.
If I were to guess, I would assume the photo was taken around the 1920s. I basing my guess on the style of clothing, the vehicle, and photograph.
Tell me what you think?
On the back of this photo, written in pencil, is the date, Sunday, May 28, 1911. The young people in the photo appear to be dressed up. Since, there was a special notation that the photo was taken on a Sunday, I am going to guess the photo was taken at church. Perhaps, there was a confirmation or a special Sunday gathering.
The back of the photo contains names. But I cannot guarantee I am copying them correctly. The pencil markings are faded in places. I also cannot tell you the order of the names in correlation with the children. But, to the best of my knowledge, the information reads:
- S.M.E. Orchestion
- Sunday, May 28, 1911
- Alice Carlquist
- Elsie Erickson
- Helene Norberg
- Eva Carlquist
- Edna Esseer
- E.E. Itarry Anderson
- Laurie Carlquist
- Gust Magnuson
I wish I could read the plaque at the right of the photo, hanging on the brick. I think the information on the plaque would provide more clues to the photo.
What do you think?
I was lucky with this image, there is a date written on the back, 12-24-1956. I am assuming the photo was taken on Christmas Eve. Everyone does seem to be wearing their best clothes, perfect for a holiday gathering.
The back of the image has further information:
- Dahlins, Almunst & Irene (I am guessing on the last name and his first name. The handwriting on the back is unclear).
- Jackson, Betsy and Don
- 225 June Street, Worcester
Perhaps, the two young boys in the background are grandchildren.
What do you think?