Atlantic Coal Company's Mine, Boswell, Pa.

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  • Atlantic Coal Company's Mine, Boswell, Pa.

    A real photo postcard showing miners at the Atlantic Coal Company's Mine, Boswell, Somerset County, Pa.

  • North Dakota Threshing Crew with Steam Engine

    The dealer from whom I bought this real photo postcard identified it as a North Dakota scene, and I'm guessing that it shows a threshing crew. I'm not sure what kind of steam engine they're using to power the threshing machine (which is presumably connect…

  • Group Portrait with Man Smoking

    Posted for "Smoking" theme week in the Vintage Photos Theme Park group. The man in the middle of the photo is smoking, and I just hope he doesn't burst into flames! 8-) Actually, I suspect that this photo shows a group of teachers or chemists (notice th…


  • Working Out on the High Beam

    A real photo postcard, date and location unknown.

  • John W. Taylor, After a Hard Day's Work, Clarksburg, WV, 1921

    Handwritten on the back of this real photo postcard: "John W. Taylor after a hard day's work, July 27, 1921, Clarksburg, W.Va., 633 Dale Ave."

  • Mail Carriers at the Post Office, Stewartstown, Pa.

    Looks like they're loaded up and ready for the day's deliveries! No date or other identifying info.


  • Romper Room, WGAL-TV, Lancaster, Pa., ca. 1950s

    In this real photo postcard, the hostess for the local WGAL-TV version of the Romper Room children's show in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is standing in front of the station's "Color Television" camera (the show was broadcast in color beginning in 1957). The…

  • Miss Rosemary, Romper Room, WKBN-TV, Youngstown, Ohio

    "Miss Rosemary, WKBN-TV, Romper Room, Channel 27." Miss Rosemary was the hostess for the local version of the the Romper Room children's show that aired on WKBN-TV in Youngstown, Ohio. For a similar real photo postcard featuring a different hostess, see…

  • Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters!

    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 carpent…


  • Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters! (Detail Left)

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  • Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters! (Detail Right)

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  • Curtiss Candy Company Mixed Bowling League, Chicago, Illinois, 1949

    "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 Wils…


  • Suvretta House Chefs, St. Moritz, Switzerland, 1919

    Text of the sign that the two men at the front are holding: "Suvretta House Été 1919! [Suvretta House summer of 1919!]" (mouse over the image to see an enlargement of the sign). A real photo postcard showing the chef staff of a luxury hotel, the Suvretta…

  • Suvretta House Chefs, St. Moritz, Switzerland, 1919 (Detail)

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  • Locomotive 1524 and Its Crew

    An unused real photo postcard, date and location unknown.


  • Milkman, Horse, and Wagon for Borden's Condensed Milk, Bottled Milk, and Cream

    "Borden's Condensed Milk, Bottled Milk & Cream. Gail Borden, Eagle Brand. Office, No. 227 East 34th St." A real photo postcard of a milkman with his horse and delivery wagon in New York City.

  • Standard Pattern Works, York, Pennsylvania

    Men pose in their work areas at the Standard Pattern Works in York, Pennsylvania, sometime early in the twentieth century. As Wikipedia explains, "In casting, a pattern is a replica of the object to be cast, used to prepare the cavity into which molten m…

  • Electrical Department, Luna Park, 1910

    The caption on this photo tells us that these fellows worked in the Electrical Department at Luna Park in 1910. But was it the original Luna Park at Coney Island? And what location in the park did they choose for their photo? Looks like they may be sitt…


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