Alan Mays' photos with the photographs

Who's the Dummy Now?

Who's the Dummy Now?
Sometimes it's hard to tell.
Added on January  9, 2015

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

Women in Ladder CDV

Women in Ladder CDV
I'm trying to imagine what happened at the photo studio that day.

Photographer: Well, ladies, I've just received a couple of interesting new props that we can use in your portrait today. There's one here and another one over there. Do you prefer the form…
Added on July 31, 2017

A Picture of My Niece Who Has the Consumption (Cropped)

A Picture of My Niece Who Has the Consumption (Cropped)
Jennie B. Dorsey, left, and her aunt, Mrs. Amanda J. (Dorsey) Watkins, in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

For more information, see the full version of this real photo postcard:
Added on June 28, 2017

A Picture of My Niece Who Has the Consumption

A Picture of My Niece Who Has the Consumption
A picture that tells a sad story (either in the photo or written on the back) for the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

The woman at left on the front of this real photo postcard is Jennie B. Dorsey, who was visiting her aunt (her father's sister), Mrs. Amanda…
Added on June 28, 2017

The Unisphere at the New York World's Fair of 1964-1965

The Unisphere at the New York World's Fair of 1964-1965
A futuristic photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

A snapshot of a woman in a somewhat tilted view of the Unisphere, an example of the futuristic (or futurist) architecture of the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair.
Added on December 31, 2017

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

Faceless Family CDV (Cropped)

Faceless Family CDV (Cropped)
A close-up of a faceless family foursome on a nineteenth-century CDV. See also the full photo.
Added on January 21, 2019

Faceless Family CDV

Faceless Family CDV
A Vintage Photos Theme Park photo for the theme of flawed memories (photos that are damaged, faded, or have other imperfections, especially ones in which the flaws somehow enhance the image; this includes photos with defective processing, light leakage, a…
Added on January 21, 2019

Lee and Lester Shooting Birds Off the Church Steeple, Luthersburg, Pa., 1907

Lee and Lester Shooting Birds Off the Church Steeple, Luthersburg, Pa., 1907
A real photo postcard addressed on the other side to Miss Millicent Edinger, 6709 Leeds St., Philadelphia, Pa., and postmarked Luthersburg, Pa., May 16, 1907.

Handwritten message: "Please send us some cards with views from your city. This is Lee & Lester…
Added on April  5, 2017

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

Bear on a Car

Bear on a Car
Caption: "A native of Penn.'s Grand Canyon makes a call. 301."

A real photo postcard by photographer Nelson Adelbert Caulkins (1874-1965).

Seems a bit scary to me, but the woman doesn't appear to be too concerned that there's a bear on top of her car.
Added on December 31, 2018

Have a Gleeful, Fun-Filled Holiday!

Have a Gleeful, Fun-Filled Holiday!
Hope you have a holiday celebration filled with as much fun and excitement as these kids seem to be having (well, the youngest one, at least, appears to be having a good time)!

Best wishes,

Alan
Added on December 24, 2013

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