Alan Mays' photos


  • A Wagon Load of Grape Fruit, Florida


  • Petroleum Soaps, Rice and Robinson Soap Company, Titusville, Pennsylvania, 1892

    "Rice & Robinson Soap Co., Petroleum Soaps. Presented by O. S. Rice. E. S. Rice, president. R. L. Rice, v, pres't & gen'l mgr. J. C. Robinson, sec'y. E. H. Beardsley, treas. Trademark. Drake. First oil well, 1859. Titusville, Pa. G. H. Dunston, Buffalo, N…

  • Patriotic Toddler

    A photo with decorative border or frame for the Vintage Photos Theme Park. "Reporting for diaper duty, sir!" With an elaborate border consisting of an eagle, flag, canons, bombs bursting in air, and other patriotic and military symbols, it's surprising…


  • Man's Portrait in Elaborate Border

    A real photo postcard with an elaborate border.

  • Woman's Portrait in Elaborate Border

    A real photo postcard with an elaborate border.

  • H. G. Louser, Manufacturer and Dealer in Bicycles, Lebanon, Pa.

    "H. G. Louser, manufacturer and dealer in bicycles. Guns, revolvers, ammunition. Agent for the Columbia. Bicycles rented and repaired. 50 North Ninth Street, Lebanon, Penn'a."


  • Full Steam Ahead on the City of Toledo

    A Vintage Photos Theme Park photo for the theme of grandma and/or grandpa with the grandchildren / sitting on grandpa or grandma's lap. A real photo postcard showing a baby and two men--looks like the kid's father and grandfather--posing on a studio mock…

  • I Walked through an Elephant Ticket, Margate, New Jersey

    "I walked through an elephant. Lucy, Margate, New Jersey. National Landmark. 1881. 11253." An undated ticket stub from a tour of Lucy the Elephant, "a six-story elephant-shaped example of novelty architecture" and possibly "the oldest surviving roadside…

  • Going Some with the Humdinger of Seattle!

    "Going Some! The Hum-dinger of Seattle." Written on the back of this real photo postcard: "May 6, 1913 in Seattle, Wash. To Bro. John" A studio photo depicting what appears to be alcohol-fueled nautical maneuvering in the vicinity of Seattle, Washington…


  • Going Some with the Humdinger of Seattle! (Full Version)

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

  • Fishing for Your Business, William Stuart, Canton, Ohio

    See also the back of this advertising trade card: Fishing for Your Business, William Stuart, Canton, Ohio (Back) (below). Excerpt from the text on the back of the card: "We are out fishing for your fall trade, and the bait we are offering is prices lower…

  • Fishing for Your Business, William Stuart, Canton, Ohio (Back)

    See also the front of this advertising trade card: Fishing for Your Business, William Stuart, Canton, Ohio (below). -------- $20 worth of furniture, carpets, stoves, or anything in the house furnishing line, for $2.00 cash and $1.00 per week, or $4.00 p…


  • Lorillard Fire Insurance Company Blotter

    "Insure with the Lorillard Fire Insurance Co. of New York. Cash assets, $1,518,646. C. B. Maltbie, agent, Falls Village, Conn."

  • Franklin and Marshall College Students, ca. 1910

    A teen attitude / teenagers in love photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park. A photo from a college get-together sometime around 1910. The two pennants at top center are ones for "F. & M." (Franklin and Marshall College, located in Lancaster, Pennsylvani…

  • Mirror Photo of Man, Dittrich Studio, Atlantic City, N.J.

    Printed on the back: "The Dittrich Studio, 1107 Boardwalk, Atlantic City." For more like this, see my Mirror Photos album.


  • The Home of the American Raccoon

    Stamped on the back of the photo: "Fairhill Studios, 2918 N. Sixth St., Philadelphia, Radcliff 2317." There are three or more raccoons making their home in the wire mesh enclosure behind the "Home of the American Raccoon" sign. The fellow on top is weari…

  • Bacon's Cough Drops Label, Harrisburg, Pa.

    "Bacon's Cough Drops. Net 5 pounds. The D. Bacon Co., Harrisburg, Penna. Stecher-Traung, Roch., N.Y." I'd imagine that five pounds would be enough to stop just about any cough!

  • Working on the Railroad All the Live-Long Day

    A tools photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park. A real photo postcard showing a group of men working on railroad track maintenance (workers like these were sometimes called "gandy dancers"). The man on the left is using a track jack to adjust the heigh…


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