Alan Mays' photos with the Pennsylvania

Hipple Bros. & Co., Inc., Leaf Tobacco, Philadelphia and Lancaster, Pa.

Hipple Bros. & Co., Inc., Leaf Tobacco, Philadelphia and Lancaster, Pa.
For other tobacco dealer cards, see S. N. Mumma and Co., Packers of and Dealers in Leaf Tobacco, Landisville, Pa., and Benj. H. Brubaker, Dealer and Packer of Pennsylvania Seed-Leaf Tobacco, East Petersburg, Pa.

Hipple Bros. & Co., Inc.

Leaf Tobacco

M…
Added on March 21, 2019

Lady's Invitation, Eighth Annual Picnic of the Philadelphia Assembly, Strawberry Mansion, Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 1, 1856

Lady's Invitation, Eighth Annual Picnic of the Philadelphia Assembly, Strawberry Mansion, Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 1, 1856
"Eighth Annual Pic Nic of the Philadelphia Assembly. Lady's Invitation. Strawberry Mansion. Monday, Sept. 1st, 1856."

A lady's embossed ticket or invitation for the annual picnic of the Philadelphia Dancing Assembly that was held at Strawberry Mansion in…
Added on March 21, 2019

Union Steam Fire Engine and Hose Co., No. 1, Lebanon, Pa., 1912

Union Steam Fire Engine and Hose Co., No. 1, Lebanon, Pa., 1912
"Union Steam Fire Engine & Hose Co., No. 1, Lebanon, Pa. 123-125 S. 9th St. (near Walnut)."

Printed on the back of this postcard: "24224 - Pub. by Harpel's Art Store, Lebanon, Pa. Officers. President - Geo. T. Spang. Vice-Pres. - Wm. S. Rise. Secretary…
Added on February 25, 2019

A. H. Herr, Mill Creek Dairy, Lancaster, Pa.

A. H. Herr, Mill Creek Dairy, Lancaster, Pa.
A late nineteenth- or early twentieth-century business card printed by David Bachman Landis, who operated Pluck Art Printery, which was later known as Landis Art Print.

I haven't uncovered any reference to a "Mill Creek Dairy," but it's possible that "A.…
Added on February 13, 2019

Tintype of Girl in Plaid Dress, Norristown, Pa. (Cropped)

Tintype of Girl in Plaid Dress, Norristown, Pa. (Cropped)
For more information, see the full version of the tintype.
Added on December  6, 2013

Keystone State Normal School, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, ca. 1910s

Keystone State Normal School, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, ca. 1910s
"Keystone State Normal School, Kutztown, Pa. View from the East. Infirmary. Athletic Field. West Cottage. Auditorium. Grandstand. Model School. Girls' Dorm. Chapel. Central B'ld'g. Boys Dorm. Gym."

This view of Keystone State Normal School—with handy lab…
Added on May 31, 2016

Can You Find Me? I'm in the Crowd, Keystone State Normal School, Kutztown, Pa., May 22, 1916

Can You Find Me? I'm in the Crowd, Keystone State Normal School, Kutztown, Pa., May 22, 1916
"Can you find me? I'm in the crowd. K.S.N.S., May 22, 1916."

Students at the Keystone State Normal School, located in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, pose in front of the gymnasium more than a hundred years ago. The school became what is today Kutztown Universit…
Added on May 31, 2016

Punxsutawney Phil Chocolates for Groundhog Day, February 2, 2019

Punxsutawney Phil Chocolates for Groundhog Day, February 2, 2019
I spotted this store display of Punxsutawney Phil groundhogs rendered in solid milk chocolate at a Gardners Candies store in State College, Pennsylvania, last year.

I'm pleased to report today on Groundhog Day, February 2, 2019, that the esteemed rodent…
Added on February  2, 2019

The Braden Entertainment with Edison Talking Moving Pictures, ca. 1913 (Back)

The Braden Entertainment with Edison Talking Moving Pictures, ca. 1913 (Back)
See the front of this ticket for more information.

Richland House Hall

Saturday and Monday, 7:30 P.M.

Feb. 22-24.
Added on January 17, 2019

The Braden Entertainment with Edison Talking Moving Pictures, Richland, Pa., ca. 1913

The Braden Entertainment with Edison Talking Moving Pictures, Richland, Pa., ca. 1913
The Nickelodean, a trade magazine for the early film industry, included a state-by-state listing of news "Among the Picture Theaters" in its issue for March 4, 1911. Under the section for Pennsylvania (p. 260), it noted, "A moving picture theater has been…
Added on January 17, 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

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

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

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

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

Hallow Eve Party Ticket, Young Men's Society, First Methodist Episcopal Church, Lancaster, Pa.

Hallow Eve Party Ticket, Young Men's Society, First Methodist Episcopal Church, Lancaster, Pa.
A Halloween party ticket, probably dating to the first decade of the twentieth century.

Hallow Eve Party
By the Young Men's Society of 1st M.E. Church, at Iris Club Building, No. 323 North Duke St., Friday, October 30. Tickets, 10 cts. Pluck Print.
Added on October 30, 2018

Black Cat Dance Ticket, Lancaster, Pa., October 27, 1922

Black Cat Dance Ticket, Lancaster, Pa., October 27, 1922
A Halloween dance possibly named after the Black Cat Dance (sheet music, 1916). The site of the dance was Hiemenz's Auditorium, a venue managed by H. John Hiemenz. See also Hell'o'een Masked Dance Ticket, Lancaster, Pa., October 29, 1920.

Black Cat Dance…
Added on October 22, 2018