Alan Mays' photos with the trees

Petroleum Soaps, Rice and Robinson Soap Company, Titusville, Pennsylvania, 1892

Petroleum Soaps, Rice and Robinson Soap Company, Titusville, Pennsylvania, 1892
"Rice & Robinson Soap Co., Petroleum Soaps. Presented by O. S. Rice. E. S. Rice, president. R. L. Rice, v, pres't & gen'l mgr. J. C. Robinson, sec'y. E. H. Beardsley, treas. Trademark. Drake. First oil well, 1859. Titusville, Pa. G. H. Dunston, Buffalo, N…
Added on September 24, 2017

The Home of the American Raccoon

The Home of the American Raccoon
Stamped on the back of the photo: "Fairhill Studios, 2918 N. Sixth St., Philadelphia, Radcliff 2317."

There are three or more raccoons making their home in the wire mesh enclosure behind the "Home of the American Raccoon" sign. The fellow on top is weari…
Added on September  1, 2017

The Ghosts of Christmas Presents

The Ghosts of Christmas Presents
A mother and son-—along with a tree and wrapped presents-—seem to be materializing out of the ether in this Christmas double exposure.

For other haunted holiday happenings, see The Ghosts of Christmas Past and The Ghosts of Easter Past (below).
Added on June 15, 2017

Reward of Merit Presented to Oliver K. Ott

Reward of Merit Presented to Oliver K. Ott
"Reward of Merit presented to Oliver K. Ott, by William C. Weiss, teacher. An honorable testimony of approbation for industry, punctuality, & good conduct."

Probably the same Oliver K. Ott (1860-1944) who's listed on Find A Grave.
Added on June  3, 2017

Till the Cows Go Home

Till the Cows Go Home
An undated red-border Kodachrome slide, circa 1950s.
Added on February 12, 2014

Travers American Hammock

Travers American Hammock
"Travers American Hammock. Trademark. Patented July 29, 1879. New style, perfect in shape, beauty & strength; brass mounted, cardinal binding. Samples by mail, $3.00, postage, 50 cents. Hellerson."

Vincent P. Travers, who was one of the officers in the c…
Added on April 19, 2017

Charles K. Hamilton Flying at the Cameron County Fair, Emporium, Pa., Sept. 14, 1911 (Detail)

Charles K. Hamilton Flying at the Cameron County Fair, Emporium, Pa., Sept. 14, 1911 (Detail)
A detail from a real photo postcard showing daredevil aviator Charles K. Hamilton flying above the trees in his Curtiss biplane in 1911. For more information, see the full version of the photo:
Added on March  5, 2017

Charles K. Hamilton Flying at the Cameron County Fair, Emporium, Pa., Sept. 14, 1911

Charles K. Hamilton Flying at the Cameron County Fair, Emporium, Pa., Sept. 14, 1911
"Chas. K. Hamilton Flying at Cameron Co. Fair, Emporium, Pa., Sept. 14, 1911."

A real photo postcard addressed to Anneada B. Secrist, Rebersburg, Pa., and postmarked Emporium, Pa., Oct. 2, 1911.

Message: "Dear Anneada, Am waiting for a letter from you a…
Added on March  5, 2017

Throwing Snowballs on the Normal School Campus (Close-up)

Throwing Snowballs on the Normal School Campus (Close-up)
For more information, see the cropped version of this photo:
Added on February  3, 2017

Throwing Snowballs on the Normal School Campus (Full Version)

Throwing Snowballs on the Normal School Campus (Full Version)
For more information, see the cropped version of this photo:
Added on February  3, 2017

Throwing Snowballs on the Normal School Campus

Throwing Snowballs on the Normal School Campus
A photo of ice skating/skiing/sledging or any fun in the snow for the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

This is a photo mounted on cardboard (see the full version below) with the handwritten caption, "On the Normal Campus."

Written on the back of the photo are…
Added on February  3, 2017

A Farmer and His Cows

A Farmer and His Cows
Stamped on the back of this real photo postcard: "H. W. Haffley, photographer, Aaronsburg, Pa."

The Holstein cow in the middle of the photo pauses to glance over at the photographer as the farmer hides behind two other cows on the right.
Added on June  3, 2017

Aunt Sue and Uncle John at Cozy Nook Farm (Cropped)

Aunt Sue and Uncle John at Cozy Nook Farm (Cropped)
That's Gilbert's Aunt Sue with Spottie the cat perched on her shoulder, and Uncle John is holding Pat the dog.

Check out the full version of this real photo postcard:
Added on April 26, 2016

Aunt Sue and Uncle John at Cozy Nook Farm

Aunt Sue and Uncle John at Cozy Nook Farm
A handwritten note on the back of this real photo postcard says, "For dear little Gilbert from uncle John, aunt Sue, Pat, and Spottie cat with lots of love and kisses."

Unfortunately, there's no address or postmark on the card, and I don't have any addit…
Added on April 26, 2016

Brook Leaf Love Nest, Hellam, Pa.

Brook Leaf Love Nest, Hellam, Pa.
The Brook Leaf Love Nest was an oversized tree house built along Kreutz Creek on a farm in Hellam Township, York County, Pennsylvania, in the 1920s. Newlyweds on their honeymoon rented the "love nest," and it was a well-known local attraction until it bur…
Added on October 30, 2014

Giant Redwood Tree, Santa Cruz County, California

Giant Redwood Tree, Santa Cruz County, California
Tourists pose for a souvenir photo in front of the "Giant" (as the sign indicates), one of the huge redwoods in what used to be called Big Tree Grove but is now part of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, located in Santa Cruz County, California.

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Added on October 30, 2014

Cedar Tree Near Monroe, Washington

Cedar Tree Near Monroe, Washington
Caption: "Cedar, diam 20 feet, cir 60 feet, near Monroe, Wash. Teeple Photo, copyright."

Three women and a boy stand on or beside a towering cedar tree--20 feet in diameter with a circumference of 60 feet--that was (or still is?) located near the city of…
Added on October 30, 2014

James B. Tully, Florist, Binghamton, New York

James B. Tully, Florist, Binghamton, New York
"James B. Tully, florist, Spring Forest Green Houses, Binghamton, N.Y. Green house and bedding plants. Fall and spring flowering bulbs. Ornamental trees and shrubbery."

James B. Tully (1840-1908) "was a florist and sexton of Spring Forest Cemetery in Bin…
Added on April  1, 2016