I received this image in an auction win. Unfortunately I do not have any background information about the photo.
I am assuming the photo was taken around the late 1960s or early 70s.
In my opinion, the train looks like a road side attraction. If you look closely, you can see 3 children. One is just tall enough to see out the window. I actually noticed the waving hand before spotting the child.
What do you think?
Until next time…peace.
Judging from the cars (remember I am not an expert), I am assuming the photo was taken in the late 1950s. If anyone can give me any information on the cars’ years, I would love to know.
Of course, I have no way of knowing if the lady was attending a reunion or wedding. But, she does have a picnic basket with a tablecloth down by her feet. The two items made me immediately think of a family reunion. But I know pot-luck style weddings (my favorite) were popular during this time period.
Let me know your thoughts.
In the photos I am currently digitalizing, I notice nurses in full uniform and military personnel. A few photos show a military base in a remote area (I will post those later, they need some extra work). Do I know this hospital photo is near the base…no? I am just guessing based on the other photos. A couple of the other photos were taken in California. But I cannot verify if this hospital was near there or not. In my opinion, the hospital is a grand structure.
The photo was labeled “side view of the hospital”. I am assuming the nurses were caring for patients and living on site. The photo dates for the rest of the pictures were 1942. But, there was not a date on this particular photo.
If anyone knows, where this hospital was or even if it still exists, I would love some information.
Until next time…peace
The cold, winter Michigan days have kept me indoors. I do not mind the snow but when the temperatures are -11˚F, I tend to retreat indoors by my fireplace. I am happy to see the temperatures finally getting above 20˚F. Of course the warmer temperatures will mean snow. But I can handle snow, in fact I like to go and take photos of the fresh, fallen snow on the trees and creek bank.
So, I have been spending more time working on photos and researching the areas, I think they may be derived. In the last set of slides that I purchased from an estate sale, I have noticed a woman in a black coat in most of the photos. I am assuming she is traveling with companion. I wish I knew who she was, what her story is, or why she took the trip. Perhaps, one of these times someone will recognize a person in one of my photos and I will be able to learn the story.
I do know the last batch of photos was taking in a warm climate. I am thinking in the Florida area. One of my friends suggested the one photo resembles Daytona Beach. The photos with businesses in the background do not have any recognizable landmarks. One of the clearer businesses is called Sweet & Blossum Florist.
Even though, I researched the business, I still did not come up with any answers. So, I am going to try and find a historical society in Florida just to ask if they have heard of the business. I will let everyone know where my efforts lead.