Group Photo

Vintage Photos of Groups


The Oklahoma Travelers, Highspire, Pa.

Bicyclists at the High Water Mark Monument, Gettys…

27 Mar 2014 2 1142
A real photo postcard. Caption: "#5268. High-Water Mark. 1912." Four young men pose with their bicycles near the High Water Mark of the Rebellion Monument , which is located on the Gettysburg Battlefield in Gettysburg, Pa. The woman in the background is taking a closer look at the monument. For an earlier postcard view of the monument, see High Water Mark Monument, Gettysburg, Pa., December 2, 1906 . For a recent photo, see High Water Mark Monument, Gettysburg, Pa., August 8, 2013 .

Five Men at Devil's Den, Gettysburg, Pa.

04 Mar 2015 1 784
A souvenir photo ("no. 3729," as noted by the photographer) showing four men at Devil's Den , an outcropping of massive granite boulders located on the Gettysburg Battlefield in Adams County, Pennsylvania. The man who's partially visible at far left is probably looking at a small pool of water produced by a spring underneath the boulder (the sign on the rock above him--although unreadable in this photo--likely provides information about the spring). For more photos, see my album of Souvenir Photos from the Gettysburg Battlefield .

Arizona Kid and His Cow Girls, Reading, Pa., 1941

13 Aug 2013 3 2 2221
"Arizona Kid and His Cow Girls, Reading, Pa., 1941. Arizona Kid, Sun Set, Texas Jean, Moon Beam, Utah Ginny, Montana Patsy, Popeye, Chuckles, Winnie, and Sheriff and Cactus Sam. WYZ."

Sailors Scrubbing Their Clothes on Board the USS W…

20 Mar 2015 8 4 655
A messy (pics of mud covered children, birthday cake on the face, etc.) photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park. Handwritten note on the back of this real photo postcard: "Sailors scrubbing their clothes. Nothing like home. Ha ha." Sailors on board the USS Wyoming (as indicated by the life preserver on the railing) get low down and messy as they bend over buckets of salt water in order to wash their dirty clothes.

Quizzical Kids in Easter Costumes

16 Mar 2015 4 4 1053
Costumed schoolchildren celebrate Easter and springtime in 1963. See also Spring Is Here—and So Is Easter!

Spring Is Here—and So Is Easter!

03 Apr 2015 4 6 1231
A 1960s photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park. Another snapshot of those Quizzical Kids in Easter Costumes , who were celebrating Easter and springtime in 1963. Note the "Spring Is Here" message in the background above the blackboard. In the corner next to it is a reproduction of Gilbert Stuart 's unfinished 1796 portrait of George Washington .

Fife and Drum Band

30 Apr 2015 3 901
A real photo postcard showing a fife and drum band. Mouse over the image above for a close-up view of the band members .

Fife and Drum Band (Cropped)

30 Apr 2015 3 601
See also the full version of this real photo postcard.

Zither and Yon

02 Dec 2013 2 1163
These six fellows evidently got their picture taken before they headed out hither and yon for a wild night of zithering (or, more specifically, autoharping ).

Glass Bottom Boat Ride at Silver Springs, Florida

23 Apr 2015 3 1079
"My Glass Bottom Boat Ride at Silver Springs. Walter Ray." A cleverly constructed souvenir folder and photo, positioned together so that it seems like we're peering into the front of the boat to see the passengers inside. Silver Springs is a long-standing Florida tourist attraction (and more recently a state park ) known for its artesian springs and glass-bottom boat rides. Walter Ray, for whom the boat is named, was one of the co-owners of Silver Springs. For a similar image, see PopCulture's glass-bottom boat photo .

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters!

07 Jul 2015 6 8 1580
A photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park showing how there's one in every crowd (a group of people posing with one silly/goofy person who throws the whole photo off, i.e.: sticking out tongue, bunny ears behind the head, etc.) . Oh, how nice! The carpenters and other workmen in this real photo postcard are posing with saws, hammers, and other tools to demonstrate how hard they've been working on the renovation of this house! But wait a second! One guy is lying down on the job!

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters! (Detail Left…

07 Jul 2015 1 843
For more information, see the full version of this real photo postcard:

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters! (Detail Righ…

07 Jul 2015 1 845
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Miniature Railway, House of David Park, Benton Har…

02 Sep 2015 4 1 1236
"Miniature Railway, House of David Park, Benton Harbor, Mich. 14." A miniature railroad at an amusement park that was operated by the House of David , a religious commune in Benton Harbor , Michigan, whose members also performed in touring bands and played on baseball teams. Check out another view of the Miniature Railway, House of David Park, Benton Harbor, Michigan .

Curtiss Candy Company Mixed Bowling League, Chicag…

22 Sep 2015 4 1 1202
"Curtis Candy Co. Mixed Bowling League. 1948. 1949. Sheridan Recreation, Feb. 3, 1949." Group photo of the participants in a Curtiss Candy Company bowling league. Games took place at Sheridan Recreation, a bowling alley and pool hall located at 1002 Wilson Avenue in Chicago.

Raise 'ell Camp, Cooks Mill, Pennsylvania

28 Sep 2015 1 1163
Handwritten message on the back of this real photo postcard: "This was the name of our camp at Cooks Mill where we was the last ten days of August." These seven campers have enough firepower--a couple of shotguns and a rifle--to "raise hell," as their sign suggests, but it's more likely they used their guns and rods for hunting and fishing (I'm not sure why the one woman is holding a tin horn, though). Their camping trip, which took place during August sometime in the 1900s or 1910s, is documented in these three photos (the one above and two more below). The location--Cooks Mill--was a small settlement in rural Bedford County, Pennsylvania, that was described in 1900 as having one store, a grist mill, and ten dwellings.

Eating Ice Cream at Raise 'ell Camp, Cooks Mill, P…

28 Sep 2015 1 1230
Handwritten message on the back of this real photo postcard: "This is the table where we had a many good meal those ten days. The lady at the end was a visitor. She brought 1 gal. of ice cream along." The seven Raise 'ell campers and a visitor are seated around the table where they had "a many good meal" during their stay. Perhaps they're eating the ice cream that the woman at right brought with her. Next to her are two milk cans, which were probably used to store water. The stream that's visible In the background is Wills Creek , which is still a popular fly-fishing destination today. Is that a Buster Brown outfit that the boy is wearing in this photo and the previous one ?

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