Alan Mays' photos with the vintage

Books for Returning World War I Troops on Board the USS Mercury, ca. 1918-1919

Books for Returning World War I Troops on Board the USS Mercury, ca. 1918-1919
A photo of libraries or books for the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

"Transport Mercury. Red Cross. From American Library Association for all men on board. Not to be opened until return voyage."

This real photo postcard shows a photograph taken on board the…
Added on October  2, 2017

Women and Kids in Front of a House

Women and Kids in Front of a House
A real photo postcard of two women and five children posing for a picture along a dirt road. One of the kids is holding a stick or branch, and the youngest is holding an oversized hat (see an enlargement for a better view of the group). A brick house surr…
Added on July 11, 2019

Women and Kids in Front of a House (Cropped)

Women and Kids in Front of a House (Cropped)
For more information, see the full version of this real photo postcard.
Added on July 11, 2019

Light Music

Light Music
I chose musicians in order to pick a theme about people (or any other topic) for the first week of Wild Card Month—Pick Your Own Theme! in the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

The handwritten message on the front of this real photo postcard (see the left-hand…
Added on July  8, 2019

Slaymaker, Barry and Company, Lancaster, Pa., ca. 1890s

Slaymaker, Barry and Company, Lancaster, Pa., ca. 1890s
A business card for Slaymaker, Barry and Company (later Slaymaker Lock Company). Printed by D. B. Landis of Pluck Print, probably sometime in the 1890s.

Slaymaker, Barry & Co.

Manufacturers of Shelf Hardware

Self Locking Scandinavian Pad-Locks

Lancast…
Added on July 15, 2019

The Argus Vulcan Safety Matches

The Argus Vulcan Safety Matches
A Swedish matchbox label branded with the names of Argus, the multi-eyed giant of Greek mythology, and Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.

"The Argus Vulcan Safety Matches. Made at Sidaholm, Sweden. Contents 60 matches."
Added on June 10, 2019

Hayward's—Silk Umbrellas a Specialty

Hayward's—Silk Umbrellas a Specialty
A woman uses an umbrella to protect herself and her daughter from the menacing approaches of a giraffe and seal in this nineteenth-century advertising trade card by M. F. Tobin for Hayward's, a dry goods store in New York City.

Hayward's

131 Eighth Aven…
Added on May 27, 2019

The Marietta Dancing Class, Second Sociable, Marietta, Pa., Feb. 22, 1887

The Marietta Dancing Class, Second Sociable, Marietta, Pa., Feb. 22, 1887
A ticket or invitation for the "Second Sociable" held by the Marietta Dancing Class in Marietta, Pennsylvania, on February 22, 1887. I haven't been able to locate any information about the dancing class or Samuel B. Gramm's role as instructor. The date of…
Added on May 27, 2019

New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad Ticket, Good for One Ride by U.S. Mail Carrier (Verso)

New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad Ticket, Good for One Ride by U.S. Mail Carrier (Verso)
A postal carrier ticket for the New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad.

See also the front of the ticket.

This ticket when presented by U.S. Mail Carrier will be accepted in payment of fare only on the following lines:

St. Charles Avenue.
Claiborne "
Jac…
Added on May 18, 2019

New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad Ticket, Good for One Ride by U.S. Mail Carrier, ca. 1900

New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad Ticket, Good for One Ride by U.S. Mail Carrier, ca. 1900
A postal carrier ticket for the New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad with an illustration of a green-tinted streetcar.

See also the other side of the ticket.

New Orleans & Carrollton R.R. Co.

Good for one ride on presentation by U.S. mail carrier.

J.…
Added on May 18, 2019

Better Than Haying (Full Version)

Better Than Haying (Full Version)
What is it that's "Better Than Haying," as the caption says? For an explanation, see the cropped version of this real photo postcard.
Added on March 25, 2019

Better Than Haying

Better Than Haying
A fishing photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park topic of knitting, fishing, and kissing (photos of people who are knitting, fishing, or kissing; post examples of all three if you have them.).

"Better Than Haying" is the caption of this real photo post…
Added on March 25, 2019

Cutting the Cake in '58

Cutting the Cake in '58
A weddings photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

This is a Kodachrome slide processed by Kodak in Jan 1959, so I'm guessing that the wedding actually took place in 1958

Notice how no one seems particularly excited as the bride and groom pose for pho…
Added on May  6, 2019

Eddie Gilligan and His Cosmopolitan Orchestra, Riverside Park, Danville, Pa., Sept. 14, 1925

Eddie Gilligan and His Cosmopolitan Orchestra, Riverside Park, Danville, Pa., Sept. 14, 1925
A poster advertising a dance with music provided by Eddie Gilligan and His Cosmopolitan Orchestra, a popular jazz band.

The Final Dance of the Clover Club Summer Series

Eddie Gilligan and His Cosmopolitan Orchestra

In a return engagement. The band that…
Added on May 18, 2019

Girl Reading the North American Newspaper (Detail)

Girl Reading the North American Newspaper (Detail)
A detail showing a close-up of the North American newspaper from a real photo postcard. For more information, see the original photo.
Added on April 28, 2019

Girl Reading the North American Newspaper

Girl Reading the North American Newspaper
A photo of readers (people reading books or magazines) for the Vintage Photos Theme Park. (Or people reading newspapers? Hopefully my fellow VPTPers will indulge my topic drift from magazines to newspapers.)

A real photo postcard of a young girl holding…
Added on April 28, 2019

Elbl and Pietsch Cabinet Card Backmark

Elbl and Pietsch Cabinet Card Backmark
Elbl és Pietsch, udvari fényképész, Fő utcza 18, Budapest.

Approximate translation: Elbl and Pietsch, royal photographer, 18 Main Street, Budapest.

Can anyone figure out the handwritten words at the bottom? Perhaps they're the names of the three women…
Added on September  2, 2016

Mother and Daughters, Budapest, Hungary

Mother and Daughters, Budapest, Hungary
A photo from Budapest for the Vintage Photos Theme Park in memory of our dear friend, Nori (see Sad News).

A mother and her two daughters posed for this cabinet card photo in the Budapest studio of Elbl and Pietsch sometime after 1897 (see below for the…
Added on September  2, 2016