Alan Mays' photos with the men

Man with Alligators and Coconut Tree, Miami, Florida, 1922

Man with Alligators and Coconut Tree, Miami, Florida, 1922
A distinguished gent in a souvenir real photo postcard from "Miami, Fla., 1922," as it says on the tree stump. Looks like the poor fellow is fending off alligators with his cane as he poses in front of a scenic backdrop of ocean, sky, and coconut tree, al…
Added on January 17, 2019

Cloyd in Front of the House, Xmas 1961

Cloyd in Front of the House, Xmas 1961
Handwritten note on the back of this photo: "Xmas 61 - Cloyd in front [of] our house. I wanted to get the top of the house. Almost missed him. Got it too high."

Stamped on back: "Jack Rabbit Co., Spartanburg, S.C."
Added on January  9, 2019

Hearty Partiers (Cropped)

Hearty Partiers (Cropped)
The woman on the left is holding a ratchet noisemaker. A BPO[E] (Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks) flag is draped over the shoulder of the woman in the middle. The woman on the right is holding a mask.

Take a look at the full version of this real…
Added on January  7, 2019

Hearty Partiers

Hearty Partiers
A Vintage Photos Theme Park photo for the theme of the secret lives of grown-ups (adults letting loose and having fun or possibly behaving badly with other adults; all in good taste, of course).

Printed on the back of this real photo postcard: "Novelty S…
Added on January  7, 2019

I Nearly Got in Hot Water in Cashtown, Pa.

I Nearly Got in Hot Water in Cashtown, Pa.
An early twentieth-century postcard that could be customized with the name of any city or town.
Added on January  7, 2019

Leg Men

Leg Men
Part of a real photo postcard that was cut out at this angle by the original owner.
Added on December  4, 2014

My Wife's Gone to the Country

My Wife's Gone to the Country
An amusing postcard that draws upon the "Oh You Kid!" craze of 1909 for its humor. This card was a bit risqué for its time, suggesting that a husband might fool around with other women while his wife is away. The caption on the card comes from the song, "…
Added on January  7, 2019

A Happy New Year (Cropped)

A Happy New Year (Cropped)
For more information, see the full version of this real photo postcard.
Added on January  1, 2019

A Happy New Year

A Happy New Year
A real photo postcard with a CYKO stamp box on the back that suggests a date between the 1900s and 1920s. The fellow in the photo doesn't seem to be too happy about the New Year.
Added on January  1, 2019

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

Submarine Chaser

Submarine Chaser
"U.S. of America Submarine Chaser."

A "submarine chaser" is "a small and fast naval vessel that is specifically intended for anti-submarine warfare," according to Wikipedia.

I'm not sure where this sub chaser was docked or when these two couples reporte…
Added on December 17, 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's Up on the Housetop!

Santa's Up on the Housetop!
Looks like good ol' Santa Claus and his reindeer are up on the housetop with lots of toys for all the girls and boys!

This is a Victorian-era sample of an advertising trade card.

"Christmas Card—Card No. 3. 3 colors."
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

Greetings from the Philco Television Convention, Atlantic City, N.J., 1953

Greetings from the Philco Television Convention, Atlantic City, N.J., 1953
"Greetings from the Philco Convention, Atlantic City."

An undated real photo postcard. As far as I can determine, the convention took place in 1953.
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

Lovey-Dovey Couple in Boat

Lovey-Dovey Couple in Boat
A photo of people exchanging "a look" that the photographer has captured perfectly for the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

Never mind that it's a fake look in a fake boat—the photographer who created this real photo postcard has captured a studio scene of a m…
Added on October 22, 2018