Alan Mays

Alan Mays

Posted on 09/01/2014

Photo taken on September  1, 2014

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Ox Roast, Independent Fire Company, Labor Day, 1910

Ox Roast, Independent Fire Company, Labor Day, 1910
"Ox Roast, Labor Day, 1910, Ind. Fire Co."

This rather dark real photo postcard shows a festive scene at a Labor Day celebration held in 1910 by "Ind. Fire Co." (Independent or Independence Fire Company, location unknown but probably somewhere in Pennsylvania). The "ox roast" likely referred to roast beef that was sliced and served in sandwiches.

Smiley Derleth, Angelica Paez, Les's Photography AKA aligeeach have particularly liked this photo

All those people, standing without any moves , looking at us, are nearly eerie !! It could be the beginning of a frightening movie !!! I have discovered some times ago the victorian pictures where the dead are portrayed stranding like living persons... this picture reminds me those...
4 years ago.
Alan Mays has replied to Nylonbleu
Thanks! I agree--it is eerie to peer into a photo like this and see people staring back at us! It's like a window to the past!
4 years ago.