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Accordion Kids (Cropped)

Accordion Kids (Cropped)
Three kids, two with accordions and one with a trumpet.

Take a look at the full version of the snapshot.
Added on August 20, 2018

Accordion Kids

Accordion Kids
A snapshot of three kids, two with accordions and one with a trumpet. Looks like the smiling boys in front are enjoying themselves, but I'm not sure whether the girl in back is having any fun.

Notice the toy cannon that's situated near the edge of the po…
Added on August 20, 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

Getz's Steam Calliope, 1971

Getz's Steam Calliope, 1971
A steam calliope in a snapshot dated March 1971. This calliope is known as Getz's Steam Calliope after the three brothers—Noah, William, and Robert Getz—who operated it for many years.

Hauled around on a tractor trailer, the calliope still makes regular…
Added on July 19, 2018

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

Girl with Ductwork

Girl with Ductwork
Handwritten date on the back of this photo: Aug. 1941. Stamped on back: Peerless Photo Shop, Lacrosse, Wis.
Added on July 19, 2018

Backyard Swingers, July 1965

Backyard Swingers, July 1965
Swinging and squinting in the bright sunlight. Location unknown.
Added on July  9, 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

Aieeeeee!!!

Aieeeeee!!!
Lots of fun details here--pouts, grins, somber looks, closed eyes, big hats, wall hangings, patterned wallpaper, a mirror.

And then there's that kid in front who's yelling at the top of his lungs and ruining the picture: Aieeeeee!!!

The photo came in a…
Added on August 24, 2016