Alan Mays' photos with the children

Who's the Dummy Now?

Who's the Dummy Now?
Sometimes it's hard to tell.
Added on January  9, 2015

Faceless Family CDV (Cropped)

Faceless Family CDV (Cropped)
A close-up of a faceless family foursome on a nineteenth-century CDV. See also the full photo.
Added on January 21, 2019

Faceless Family CDV

Faceless Family CDV
A Vintage Photos Theme Park photo for the theme of flawed memories (photos that are damaged, faded, or have other imperfections, especially ones in which the flaws somehow enhance the image; this includes photos with defective processing, light leakage, a…
Added on January 21, 2019

Lee and Lester Shooting Birds Off the Church Steeple, Luthersburg, Pa., 1907

Lee and Lester Shooting Birds Off the Church Steeple, Luthersburg, Pa., 1907
A real photo postcard addressed on the other side to Miss Millicent Edinger, 6709 Leeds St., Philadelphia, Pa., and postmarked Luthersburg, Pa., May 16, 1907.

Handwritten message: "Please send us some cards with views from your city. This is Lee & Lester…
Added on April  5, 2017

Have a Gleeful, Fun-Filled Holiday!

Have a Gleeful, Fun-Filled Holiday!
Hope you have a holiday celebration filled with as much fun and excitement as these kids seem to be having (well, the youngest one, at least, appears to be having a good time)!

Best wishes,

Alan
Added on December 24, 2013

Two Santa Clauses in Naples, Italy, January 1, 1962

Two Santa Clauses in Naples, Italy, January 1, 1962
Second of two in a series of two or more photos that tell a story (number them, if appropriate) for the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

Handwritten note on the back of this real photo postcard: "Naples, January 1, 1962."

Janet, Kit, and George Buck pose with…
Added on December 23, 2018

Santa Claus in Athens, Greece, December 30, 1961

Santa Claus in Athens, Greece, December 30, 1961
First of two in a series of two or more photos that tell a story (number them, if appropriate) for the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

This is a real photo postcard addressed on the other side to "Mrs. Mollie Neperiny, Lacrosse, Kansas USA." There's no stamp…
Added on December 23, 2018

The Everitt Family, Easton, Pa., April 8, 1917

The Everitt Family, Easton, Pa., April 8, 1917
A Vintage Photos Theme Park photo for the theme of piercing, unusual, or distinctive eyes (a photo featuring someone or something with expressive eye; the eyes can belong to people, animals, or face-like objects).

Embossed at lower right: "Felker's Studi…
Added on December 17, 2018

Santa Sends a Wireless Message of Christmas Cheer

Santa Sends a Wireless Message of Christmas Cheer
"Santa sends you a message of Christmas cheer."

Santa Claus always stays up to date with the latest technology. Here he is in the early part of the twentieth century using wireless telegraphy (also called radiotelegraphy) to tap out a Morse code message…
Added on December  9, 2018

Day of the Turkeys

Day of the Turkeys
Two men, one of whom is holding a child, pose with turkeys.
Added on November 22, 2018

Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving
"Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving. Ellen H. Clapsaddle. Painting only copyrighted by S. Garre, 1909."
Added on November 22, 2018

Best Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving

Best Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving
"Best Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving. Ellen H. Clapsaddle. Painting only copyrighted by S. Garre, 1909."
Added on November 22, 2018

Knitted, Pleated, and Plaid

Knitted, Pleated, and Plaid
A knitted photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

A real photo postcard with a mother and daughter wearing knitted tops along with plaid pleated skirts.
Added on February 12, 2015

Donkey Photography—"Look Pleasant"

Donkey Photography—"Look Pleasant"
"Look pleasant" is what the horse/photographer is saying as a donkey and boy pose for a photo.

This is a postcard addressed on the other side to Mrs. Emma Cranford, Lisbon, Ohio, R.F.D. No. 2, and postmarked Wilson, Pa., June 27, 1910.

Handwritten messa…
Added on October 13, 2018

Getting the Pumpkin Ready for Halloween

Getting the Pumpkin Ready for Halloween
A Halloween postcard illustrated by H. B. Griggs (H.B.G.). For another postcard by Griggs, see May Love Light Your Halloween Lantern!

Addressed on the other side to Miss Edith Yoder, 322 N. Pine St., Lancaster, Pa., and postmarked Portland, Ore., Oct. 27…
Added on September 30, 2018

Mary and Her Little Lamb

Mary and Her Little Lamb
An early twentieth-century postcard with a parody of the well-known nursery rhyme.

Mary and Her Little Lamb

Mary had a little lamb
You've often heard it said
The lamb that Mary took to school
Was on a slice of bread.

Blackboard: The dog and cat / a big…
Added on September 27, 2018

Accordion Kids (Cropped)

Accordion Kids (Cropped)
Three kids, two with accordions and one with a trumpet.

Take a look at the full version of the snapshot.
Added on August 20, 2018

Accordion Kids

Accordion Kids
A snapshot of three kids, two with accordions and one with a trumpet. Looks like the smiling boys in front are enjoying themselves, but I'm not sure whether the girl in back is having any fun.

Notice the toy cannon that's situated near the edge of the po…
Added on August 20, 2018