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.
Tell me, what do you think?
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?
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
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?
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 am not 100% certain that the last name is spelled correctly. I purchased the image from eBay. The picture was extremely damaged. I cleaned up the image to the best of my abilities.
The writing on the back reads:
Mr. & Mrs. Herman Ecley
Oct. 25, 1941
So what do you see when you look at this photograph?
- The couple smiling as they hold hands.
- There is a man standing to the right of the groom. Perhaps, he is the minister or a father.
- Her wedding dress has a long train. I would guess the gown costs a large sum of money. Unless the wedding dress was homemade. I cannot tell from the photos.
- The double doors in the back could be the entrance to a church. If not, the family home is large.
Did I miss anything? I would love to know this couple’s story. Did they have a happy marriage? Did they have children? Did they travel? If anyone knows, I would love to hear from you.
I recently purchased a box of photos from eBay. I admit, I purchase a lot of photos, negatives, and slides from eBay. In the warmer months, I try to find media at garage sales or estate sales. The image of these four people was among the photos. I am lucky with this print.
The photo was labeled:
The group appears to be dressed up. I am wondering if they were attending a wedding or perhaps Easter Sunday services. Or maybe they were just gathering for a community social event.
What do you think?
I wonder if this image was taken at their wedding? The dress may be white. If not the dress is definitely made from a lighter color material.
Ok, if not a wedding, maybe a Sunday gathering, church, or social event? The lady in the photo is wearing a fancy hat. What do you think?
I am fortunate with this photo. The original print has names and the year scrawled across the back.
Names: Carl Schmidt and Mayme Cronin
Maybe somewhere out there in cyberspace, someone knows this couple’s history. I would love to hear from you if you do. Did they get married? Was this a wedding?
One of the photos I recently purchased off eBay was an image of the First Congregational Church in St. Johns, Michigan. I don’t have a date for the picture. If someone can tell me the year of the car in the image, I can have a better guess when the photo was taken.
I love old original buildings that are still in use today.