Alan Mays

Alan Mays

Posted on 02/20/2014


Photo taken on February 20, 2014


See also...

Vernacular Photography Vernacular Photography


Photos trouvées Photos trouvées


History in Photos History in Photos


Vintage Postcards Vintage Postcards


Old Photographs Old Photographs


Americana Americana


old photos old photos


Real Vintage Real Vintage


See more...

Keywords

village schools
meat packing
rppc
TVB
schools
general stores
blacksmiths
Brown
puzzling
companies
real photo postcards
Frazer
art environments
blacksmith shops
Cudahy Packing
Cudahy Packing Company
Cudahy Packing Co.
Cudahy
miniature buildings
miniature villages
Brown Village
water mills
ephemera
villages
mills
old
trees
vintage
antique
buildings
towns
signs
photos
sculpture
plants
photographs
miniatures
quirky
found photos
postcards
hotels
stores
photographers
amusing
interesting
churches
art


Authorizations, license

Visible by: Everyone
All rights reserved

794 visits

Brown Village

Brown Village
"Brown Village" is the caption on this real photo postcard signed by "Frazer," but I haven't been able to figure out who constructed this miniature village, where it was located, and whether the buildings in it correspond to those in an actual town somewhere in the United States. Mouse over the image to see a close-up of part of the village.

The buildings, some of which are labeled, include a "Cudahy Packing Co., U.S.A." plant, water mill, church, "General Store," "Hotel," "Village School," and "Black Smith" shop. The initials "TVB" appear on a water tank above the Cudahy Packing Company, and a small sign next to the plant says, "Please Do Not Touch."

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to determine what TVB stands for, nor have I been able to match the miniature Cudahy company building with a specific location (according to Wikipedia, the Cudahy Packing Company operated in over 97 U.S. cities by 1922).

So until additional information comes to light, Brown Village will have to remain hidden somewhere in the twilight of some unknown zone.

Smiley Derleth, raingirl, John Linton have particularly liked this photo


Comments
raingirl
raingirl
I love Brown Village! Such great details - even a water tower on the far left. I sense many stories being played out here.
4 years ago.
Alan Mays has replied to raingirl
Thanks, glad you liked it! Hopefully some of its stories and history will eventually surface!
4 years ago.