This image is a digitalized copy of an old slide. The original photographer left some data on the back.
Written in pencil:
Two freighters heading into Lake St. Clair
SK (I am not sure what these markings mean. I am assuming it was a way for the photographer to determine the batch of photos.)
Of course, I would love more information on this photo. Are the children with the photographer? Were they just spending a day on the shore? Where was the freighters heading? Was this a normal day for the ships?
I am never satisfied. I want to know the whole story.
Ok…I am not bird a expert. I am just guessing. But, when the Egrets and other water birds begin to gather, I know summer is coming to an end. Hard to believe right now, the temperatures are still in the 90-degree range with high humidity. Yet, from my photo adventures, I can tell you colder weather is just around the corner.
I snapped this photo over by the dikes, yes, that is a local term. I know there is a formal name for the protected wetland area. I just cannot remember. (I keep telling myself to photograph the sign, but I get distracted by the wildlife).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Sunday, May 28, 1911
E.E. Itarry Anderson
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.