Some of the Fellows

I recently purchased some photos from an auction site.

In this particular find, the back of the photo reads, “Some of the Fellows”.

Unfortunately, I do not have any more information. I am assuming, the group was in the military at the time of the photo. I cannot tell which branch. If someone can distinguish the uniforms, I would like to know the branch.

Until next time…peace

Signs of Spring: The Return of the Swans

“That is one good thing about this world…

there are always sure to be more springs.”

L.M. Montgomery

I just love watching the beautiful swans. I am always so happy to see their return. For me, the return of the swans is a sign of spring.

Until next time…peace

Happy Valentine’s Day

I just want to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day!

I don’t know the story behind these photos of couples. But I thought they would be perfect for Valentine’s Day!

How are celebrating the holiday?

Until next time…peace

Pheasant Hunting 1942

The photo does not have any identifying marks of the people. But there is a stamp on the back from the processing service, Brown Photo Service, Minneapolis, Minn. Then, under the stamp is the date, November 19, 1942.

Yes, the photo could be straightened. But I did not want to lose the car in the background. Does anyone know the type of car? I am horrible with old car names.

The photo reminded me of my grandfather who hunted a lot. He always seemed to have a cigarette in his mouth too.

I wish I knew about the couple.

In Front of the House

Unfortunately, this photo did not have any information or markings on the back. I purchased it as a lot off from eBay.

From the type of photo and the style of dress I am guessing the photo is from the late 1940s.

I am assuming this is a family gathering. There is an older couple in the photo. I am guessing the rest are children and grandchildren.

I can guess this is around Easter. If you look closely at the tricycle. There is a pail hooked to the handlebars. I can almost make out a duck or a goose on the pail.

What do you see when you look at this photo?

Until next time…peace

December 14, 1957

This photo is from a batch I purchased off from eBay. I do not have any information on the photo. But on the back, there is a date Dec. 14, 1957 and the words, “90 years old”.

I would love to know their history. I am assuming the men in the photo are her son and grandson. But, like always, that is just my guess.

What do you think?

Until next time…peace

Vintage Photo: Detroit 1957

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.)
  • Detroit
  • 7-27-1957

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?

2-4-1912

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?

Couple-1915

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.

Date: 1915

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?

First Congregational Church, St. Johns, MI

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.