Alan Mays' photos with the real photo postcards

Harvest Home Greetings, Methodist Church, Strasburg, Pa., 1909

Harvest Home Greetings, Methodist Church, Strasburg, Pa., 1909
"Harvest Home Greetings. Methodist Church, Strasburg, Pa."

Addressed on the other side to Mr. Roy D. Mowrer, Strasburg, Pa., and postmarked Iva, Pa., Oct. 20, 1909. Message: "The musical is to be held in the Hall. You know. A.B.D."

For other real photo…
Added on September 17, 2018

Harvest Service, Lutheran Church, Strasburg, Pa., 1907

Harvest Service, Lutheran Church, Strasburg, Pa., 1907
"Harvest Service, 1907. Lutheran Church, Strasburg, Pa."

For other photos that show church altars decorated for a Harvest Service (also called Harvest Home), see Harvest Home Display with Minister and Harvest Home Greetings, Methodist Church, Strasburg,…
Added on September 17, 2018

Harvest Home Display with Minister

Harvest Home Display with Minister
In this real photo postcard, a minister of a church (location and date unknown) stands in the midst of fruits and vegetables that decorate the altar in preparation for a Harvest Home service.

"Harvest Home" is a religious celebration that's still held to…
Added on September 17, 2018

Children with Their Dog and Toys

Children with Their Dog and Toys
A Vintage Photos Theme Park photo of backyard sports (e.g., croquet, badminton, horseshoe pitching, bocce ball, etc.).

A tinted French real photo postcard from the early twentieth century showing children with a dog and toys, including a hoop and stick,…
Added on July  9, 2018

Mirror Photo of a Little Girl Standing on a Chair

Mirror Photo of a Little Girl Standing on a Chair
A Spanish real photo postcard showing a mirror photo of a little girl standing on a chair. It's dated 1919 on the other side.

For more like this, see my Mirror Photos album.
Added on July 28, 2018

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, Bemidji, Minnesota

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, Bemidji, Minnesota
Sign: "Paul Bunyan, 1937." Caption (the white lettering at the bottom is almost unreadable): "Paul Bunyan and Babe, His Blue Ox. HAK, Bemidji, Minn."

A real photo postcard of a man standing between the statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, which w…
Added on August 15, 2016

Orphans Home Band, Loysville, Pa.

Orphans Home Band, Loysville, Pa.
A real photo postcard showing the Tressler Orphans' Home Band. "Tressler" was part of its name beginning sometime in the nineteenth century, so I'm not sure why it's missing from the drum in this early twentieth-century photo.

For a later incarnation of…
Added on July 19, 2018

A Man and His Deer Head

A Man and His Deer Head
A real photo postcard of a man holding a deer head.

For a similar photo, see A Man and His Moosehead Bier.
Added on July 19, 2018

Dolls and Bears (Cropped—Back Rows)

Dolls and Bears (Cropped—Back Rows)
For more information, see the full version of this real photo postcard.
Added on July 19, 2018

Dolls and Bears (Cropped—Front Row)

Dolls and Bears (Cropped—Front Row)
For more information, see the full version of this real photo postcard.
Added on July 19, 2018

Dolls and Bears

Dolls and Bears
A real photo postcard of a gathering of women along with their dolls, teddy bears (including a Steiff, I'm told), and maybe one or two stuffed lions or dogs. No date, location, or other information, unfortunately.

For close-up views, see cropped versions…
Added on July 19, 2018

Playing Indian and Fishing with a Dog in a Rowboat

Playing Indian and Fishing with a Dog in a Rowboat
An on the water photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

A curious photo of a boy and a dog in a rowboat out on the water. Both of them are looking toward the photographer, who's on the shore or in another boat. The boy is holding a fish in one hand and…
Added on July  1, 2018

Class of 1912, Clearfield, Pennsylvania

Class of 1912, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
A real photo postcard with "McDowell Studio, Clearfield, Pa." embossed in the lower right-hand corner. "The Brown Family" is the only thing written on the other side.

Nineteen graduating seniors—seventeen young woman and two young men—posed for this phot…
Added on June 19, 2018

Palisades Hike, February 14, 1915

Palisades Hike, February 14, 1915
A photo of day trippers (people on a day out, groups or individuals) for the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

Real photo postcard caption: "Palisades Hike, Feb. 14, '15. #5. E."

Eight individuals appear in this "Palisades Hike" photo taken on February 14, 191…
Added on July 28, 2016

Hikers in Sages Ravine, Massachusetts, 1906

Hikers in Sages Ravine, Massachusetts, 1906
A photo of hikers from the Victorian era or another time period for the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

A real photo postcard with a handwritten note: "Taken in Sages Ravine, Mass. Helen Allison."

Curiously, although the photo was taken in Massachusetts, the…
Added on May 21, 2018

Fred W. Hopping in Triplicate

Fred W. Hopping in Triplicate
Printed on the other side: "If it's a photo we make it. Empire Photo. Co. 815 Westchester Ave., Bronx."

A triple-exposure trick photo of "Fred W. Hopping" (or possibly "Happing"), whose name is written on the back of a second photo that I purchased along…
Added on May 10, 2018

Mirror Photo of Fred W. Hopping

Mirror Photo of Fred W. Hopping
Initials at lower right-hand corner: "F.W.H."

Handwritten name on the other side of this real photo postcard: "Fred W. Hopping" (or possibly "Happing").

Printed on the other side: "Broadway Photo Shop, 1593, B'way, N.Y."

The AZO stamp box on the back s…
Added on May 10, 2018

Mirror Photo of Man with Straw Hat

Mirror Photo of Man with Straw Hat
An unused real photo postcard. There's no handwritten message on the other side, and there's no indication of a photo studio.

For more trick photos like this, see my Mirror Photos album.
Added on May 10, 2018