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.
With the stay-at-home order extended here in Michigan until May 15th, I have lots of time to sort through old photos and clippings. Now, this photo was found in my grandfather’s stuff. On the back in his handwriting reads, “Flossie’s friends.” Flossie, a surgical nurse, born in 1899 was his older sister.
The back of the photo provides further information in handwriting that I do not recognize.
“Coming back from a 16-mile walk to the top of the mountain at Maleas, Greece. November 1st, 1928.”
After a quick Internet search, I realize the photo refers to Cape Maleas, Greece which is absolutely beautiful. I have officially added the site to my bucket list.
What do I notice and wonder about the photo?
- Other than the guns, I do not view any other types of provisions.
- The man with the cap is smoking a cigarette which was normal for this era.
- Who is taking the photo? Perhaps, the provisions and hiking gear is with that person.
- They seem to be in good spirits after hiking 16 miles.
- What are their names?
- How did they know my Great Aunt Flossie?
Tell me what you think?
Until next time…peace
Working on photos provides me with a glimpse of the past. I am able to see a point in time. I love everyday photos from average people who may be on vacation or just out for the day. I absolutely love this old boat. The details from the photo read, “Erie Canal, near Rochester, NY, 1960″. So if anyone has any further information. I would love to hear from you.
I wish I knew more about the wooden barge. I am assuming the boat took passengers down the Erie Canal for tours. After research, I found day tripping is extremely popular around the area. (Yes, that’s now on my bucket list). I found a couple books with images from the past that I may need to add to my collection. But until then, I will just admire the photo.
Until next time…peace