Alan Mays' photos


  • Spangler and Rich, Dry Goods and Groceries, Marietta, Pa.

    "Spangler & Rich, dry goods, groceries, Marietta, Pa. Marietta Times Print." A nineteenth-century advertising trade card for Spangler & Rich's store in Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. For the other side of this card, see Woolen Suitings, Dress…

  • Woolen Suitings, Dress Fabrics, Housekeeping Goods! Spangler and Rich, Marietta, Pa.

    For the front of this advertising trade card, see Spangler and Rich, Dry Goods and Groceries, Marietta, Pa. Woolen Suitings, Dress Fabrics, Housekeeping Goods! Choice styles. Satisfactory prices. An early visit is respectfully solicited from yourself a…

  • Ticket for a Chance on a $25 Suit of Clothes

    An early raffle ticket for a chance on a "$25 suit of clothes." It's likely that the "Liberty Band" was the one with that name based in Middletown, Pennsylvania. "This ticket is good for one chance on a $25 suit of clothes to be chanced off by the Libert…


  • Souvenir Photo from Volendam

    A Vintage Photos Theme Park photo for the theme of making friends with the locals (travelers photographed with people from the indigenous population). English-language sign on one of the buildings in the background: "Here you can have your photo taken in…

  • Souvenir Photo from Volendam (Cropped)

    For more information, see the full version of this real photo postcard.

  • Halloween—Witch with Jack-o'-Lantern

    A Halloween postcard addressed to Mrs. C. Studt, Lilly, Pa., and postmarked at Conemaugh, Pa., Oct. 31, 1910. Handwritten message on back: "With love, from Kit." Printed on back: "Raphael Tuck & Sons' 'Hallowe'en' Series of Post Cards No. 174." For ano…


  • Halloween—Witch with a Black Cat on a Pumpkin

    A Halloween postcard addressed to Mrs. Chas. Studt, Lilly, Pa., and postmarked at Conemaugh, Pa., Oct. 29, 1910. Handwritten message on back: "Dear Grandmother, I wish you were down to get some taffy & fudge and nuts. I hope you are well and I will be up…

  • Donkey Photography—"Look Pleasant"

    "Look pleasant" is what the horse/photographer is saying as a donkey and boy pose for a photo. This is a postcard addressed on the other side to Mrs. Emma Cranford, Lisbon, Ohio, R.F.D. No. 2, and postmarked Wilson, Pa., June 27, 1910. Handwritten messa…

  • You Might Get What I Gave This Stamp!

    Consider yourself quite lucky, That you're far away in camp: If you were here in State College, Pa., You might get what I gave this stamp! Looks like that stamp is getting a licking, though I suppose she could be giving it a kiss.


  • If He Gets No Puncture—Kreider Shoe Manufacturing Company, Elizabethtown, Pa.

    A humorous "advance card" for the A. S. Kreider Shoe Manufacturing Company in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Salesmen from the company sent postcards like this in advance of their trips to let store owners know when they planned to visit. The salesman depi…

  • On Halloween Be Wary and Look About

    On Hallowe'en be wary and look about The gobble-uns will git you ef you don't watch out! A Halloween postcard illustrated by H. B. Griggs. The lines about the "gobble-uns" are from "Little Orphant Annie" (1885), a poem by James Whitcomb Riley. For anot…

  • Halloween Greetings—When the Candles Flicker

    A Halloween postcard, circa 1920s. Hallowe'en Greetings When the candles flicker When the wind goes woo-oo May it mean a fortune Mighty good for you.


  • A Boy Scout Salute in the Living Room

    An example of color photos or slides for the Vintage Photos Theme Park. A Boy Scout gives a three-finger salute while wearing his uniform as he poses for a photo in a living room with distinctive furniture and decor dating to the 1960s. The same sofa and…

  • Prom Night

    A couple dressed for a prom or dance in the 1960s. The same sofa and wall decorations appear in a photo of a Boy Scout who's probably the brother of one or the other.

  • Ticket Good for One Dance, Giffey's Hall, Ridgeville Corners, Ohio

    "Good for One Dance at Giffey's Hall, Ridgeville Cors., O." Dance ticket for Giffey's Hall, which was built in 1916 and currently houses a community theater. Compare this dance ticket with Rhodes Casino on the Pawtucket, Ticket Good for One Dance, Seaso…


  • Rhodes Casino on the Pawtucket, Ticket Good for One Dance, Season 1901

    "Rhodes Casino on the Pawtucket. Good for One Dance. Season 1901. Rhodes Bros, proprietors. 12345. 12346." Compare this dance ticket with Ticket Good for One Dance, Giffey's Hall, Ridgeville Corners, Ohio.

  • The Man with the Iron Mask—Walking Round the World

    A postcard addressed to W. F. Esling, 26 The Grange, Beccles, and postmarked Colchester, July 16, 1908. Has this gentleman arrived your way yet? Handwritten message on the other side: "Dear Fred, Has this gentleman arrived your way yet? He was in Col. a…

  • Footrace Photo Finish?

    A photo of sporting events or competitions for the Vintage Photos Theme Park. Two runners end (or begin?) their footrace in a blur of motion as they cross a finish line (starting line?) marked by a long branch held up over their heads by two young men. I…


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