Alan Mays' photos with the rocks

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

Cars and Families at Devil's Den, Gettysburg, Pa.

Cars and Families at Devil's Den, Gettysburg, Pa.
A souvenir photo of three families in automobiles at Devil's Den, a rock formation located on the Gettysburg Battlefield in Adams County, Pennsylvania.

For other photos, see my album of Souvenir Photos from the Gettysburg Battlefield.
Added on October 17, 2016

The Saucy Little Bird on Nellie's Hat

The Saucy Little Bird on Nellie's Hat
"'100 and 23 for yours,' said the saucy little bird on Nellie's hat. Love's Young Dream."

The illustration on this postcard is based on a song, "The Bird on Nellie's Hat," that was popular when the card appeared in 1908, and the title of the book that…
Added on March 30, 2016

Rasputin and the Amorphous Enigma

Rasputin and the Amorphous Enigma
A curious photographer props (huge urns or plants, strange objects, taxidermy animals, etc.) photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

"E. M. Criswell, Grand Meadow, Minn. Extra finish."

A tall bearded fellow--his appearance reminds me of Rasputin, the R…
Added on March 23, 2015

Prudential's Calorie Counter

Prudential's Calorie Counter
1. Turn calorie wheel to "0" in small window.
2. Insert finger in notch indicating the calorie count for each item of food eaten. Push
notch to bottom of slot.
3. Read total calories in window. It will add up to the total for each meal.

For extremel…
Added on April 30, 2015

Sunset Cliffs, Point Loma, California

Sunset Cliffs, Point Loma, California
A real photo postcard.
Added on May 28, 2013

Wheelbarrowing among the Rocks

Wheelbarrowing among the Rocks
Added on June  5, 2013

Remember That Day, Jefferson Rock, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Remember That Day, Jefferson Rock, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
A tattered & torn (or otherwise damaged) photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

Handwritten caption: "Remember that day."

Handwritten note on the back: "Isn't this sweet. Give me one in the place of this."

An undated and well-worn photo taken at Jeff…
Added on April  7, 2016

Mother and Son at Niagara Falls

Mother and Son at Niagara Falls
A cropped version of a souvenir real photo postcard. See below for the full version:
Added on May  8, 2015

Mother and Son at Niagara Falls (Full Version)

Mother and Son at Niagara Falls (Full Version)
See also a cropped version of this real photo postcard:
Added on May  8, 2015

Use This to Keep the Mice and Rats Away

Use This to Keep the Mice and Rats Away
A cyanotypes photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

"You can use this to keep the mice and rats away. Yes, I will keep the dog in and put out the key. A.S."

Addressed to: Miss Maud W. Parker, North Lubec, Maine.

Postmarked: South Lubec, ME, Oct. 18,…
Added on August 25, 2014

Mt. Manitou Scenic Incline

Mt. Manitou Scenic Incline
A souvenir real photo postcard showing a group of riders on the inclined plane railway located on Mount Manitou in Colorado. The camera was tilted at an angle when this photo was taken, which made the slope seem steeper than it really was. To get an idea…
Added on August 21, 2014

Mt. Manitou Scenic Incline (Rotated)

Mt. Manitou Scenic Incline (Rotated)
A souvenir real photo postcard showing a group of riders on the inclined plane railway located on Mount Manitou in Colorado. This rotated version of the postcard gives an idea of the actual steepness of the slope. Since the camera was tilted at an angle w…
Added on August 21, 2014

Santa and Nellie

Santa and Nellie
Written on the back of this real photo postcard: "From Nellie to Emma with best wishes for a merry Christmas."

Four different photos (above and below) with the same scruffy Santa.
Added on December 17, 2015

Ethel Posing with Santa and Another Child

Ethel Posing with Santa and Another Child
Written on the back of this real photo postcard: "To Emma from Ethel. Wishing you a merry Christmas."
Added on December 17, 2015

Riding Toward the Sun: Dale Evans and Buttermilk

Riding Toward the Sun: Dale Evans and Buttermilk
A Kodachrome slide dated July 1959.

After a hard day at the Big Rocks shootout, this diminutive Dale Evans has holstered her gun and is shielding her eyes as she heads toward the sun with Buttermilk (if she had waited until evening, she could have avoide…
Added on June 12, 2014

Holding Down the Fort at Big Rocks: Dale Evans, Buttermilk, and Lassie

Holding Down the Fort at Big Rocks: Dale Evans, Buttermilk, and Lassie
A Kodachrome slide dated July 1959.

Still grasping her toy gun, this Dale Evans wannabe--with Buttermilk and Lassie by her side--stands ready to defend Big Rocks against the bad guys.

See also Gunfight at Big Rocks and Riding Toward the Sun.
Added on June 12, 2014