A Writer? A Teacher? A Nature Lover?

For those who follow this blog, you already know I love old photos. But there are some images; I just crave to know more about the person and the circumstances surrounding the photo. This image of a woman sitting at a makeshift picnic table is one of them.

I wonder if the woman is camping with friends. From the overly packed picnic basket, I am assuming she is on a trip. Perhaps, she is at a public park near her home.

I wonder what she is writing. Is she grading her students’ latest papers? Writing letters to loved ones? Keeping a journal of her trip? Or working on a novel? Of course, I will never know.

The picnic basket is overflowing, which makes me think she is there for more than a day. I spotted a loaf of bread with the words “Quaker.” across the package. I can see the coffee pot in the background. There are multiple jars with different contents; one may contain sugar. Perhaps, a jelly is in another jar.

I see a pail for water on the left, which makes sense if she is making coffee over a fire. One aspect that I absolutely love about this photo, no plastic containers or throw away single-serve items. Everything extra is in glass containers.

What do you spot in this photo? Anything different than me?

Woman in a Garden

Studying the photo, I would guess the image was taken in the early 1950s. I am basing my guess on the woman’s hairstyle and the type of negative. What do you think?

I don’t have any information on the photo. She is standing by a cartoony looking character.

The plants toward the back are Holly Hocks. I actually have the red Holly Hocks at my house.

I can see the top of a church peeking over the brick building. From the architectural style,  I am guessing the church is Catholic. I wonder if the brick building is part of the church, perhaps, a Catholic school or hospital.

I wonder if the photo was taken in a public garden. I can imagine a beautiful garden located in the downtown city area.

What do you see when you look at the photo? Did I miss anything?

A Painted Turtle Enjoying the Sun

Usually, the turtles jump into the water when I approach. But this particular Painted Turtle was enjoying the sun too much. As if to pretend I wasn’t there, he (or she) just turned toward the sun. I bet I took over 100 photos of this turtle.

Until next time…peace

Vintage Photo: Great-Grandparents?

I know this photo is not the best image of this elderly couple. The old negative was damaged with lots of scratches. I cleaned the picture up to the best of my abilities.

Do I know this couple is actually holding their great-grandchild? No, I do not have any information. In the early years of photography, the photos marked special occasions. The couple does seem to be elderly, which is why I thought-great-grandparents.

What do you think?

Until next time…peace

Vintage Photo: 4 Men

Like most of my photos, I do not have any details on this image.

At first glance, I thought maybe the four men were posing after church services. They do resemble each other appearance. Which left me guessing, maybe they were getting together on Easter Sunday.

But I did notice, one of the women in the background is dressed all in black. Her appearance leads me to think the 4 men were attending a funeral. Do I know for certain, of course not?

What do you think?

Until next time…peace

Reserved for Seabreeze Customers

I love this photo. Of course, who am I kidding, I love most old images. I am assuming this photo was taken in the mid-1940s. I based my guess on the photo negative and the style of the couple’s clothing. If I am off, please let me know.

The one sign reads, “reserved for Seabreeze customers, ice-cold soft drinks, beer, groceries.”

The other sign reads, “live bait.” Obviously, the Seabreeze is near a fishing area. Perhaps, people can fish off the pier.

The couple, holding hands, appears to be headed towards the pier. I am guessing they are going to watch the ships go by or talk with the local fishermen.

When I research, Seabreeze hotel, I get numerous returns. I cannot pinpoint the exact location from this one photo. I am hoping as I continue through the remaining negatives from this particular lot. I will find more images related to this couple and the Seabreeze.

Do you have any guesses? I would love to know.

Until next time…peace

 

Vintage Photo: A Man and His Basket

I really like this older photo. Of course, I do not have any facts or other information surrounding the image. All my input is simply guesswork.

The older gentleman is holding a small wicker basket. To me, the basket looks to be lined with a napkin or cloth, which was a common practice for fresh baked goods or other food.

In my opinion, de looks to be a hard-working man. With the silo in the background, I am assuming he is a farmer.

Now, he could have prepared the basket himself. Perhaps, he is attending a social event. After church picnics and other community social gatherings were common in the past.

Or perhaps, someone brought him a basket of baked goods as a gift.

Please let me know what you think of the image.

Until next time…peace