Alan Mays' photos with the groups

Ron Drake Bird Watching Society

Ron Drake Bird Watching Society
"This is to certify that Mrs. Mary Ritters is a full feathered charter member of the Ron Drake Bird Watching Society, WHP radio 580."

A Bird Watching Society membership card issued to fans of the popular radio personality Ron Drake (a "drake" is also a b…
Added on August 29, 2014

Order of Railroad Telegraphers, 1915

Order of Railroad Telegraphers, 1915
"The Order of Railroad Telegraphers, issued to B. H. Harding. Good until December 31st, 1915, unless revoked. H. B. Perham, president. L. W. Quick. grand secretary and treasurer."
Added on February 26, 2018

All Stars at Augustaville Dance, Jan. 21, 1933

All Stars at Augustaville Dance, Jan. 21, 1933
"All Stars at Augustaville dance. Coleman caller. 1-21-'33."

The musicians ("All Stars") and caller ("Coleman," with megaphone) for a dance that evidently took place in Augustaville, Pennsylvania, in 1933.
Added on September 19, 2014

A Small Crowd on a Big Rock (Cropped)

A Small Crowd on a Big Rock (Cropped)
Cropped version of a real photo postcard showing a group on top of a big ol' rock. Notice how some of the women are posing with men's hats perched jauntily on their heads. See also the full version of this photo.
Added on August 19, 2018

A Small Crowd on a Big Rock

A Small Crowd on a Big Rock
A photo of rocks and stones for the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

A real photo postcard showing a group of women, men, and children posed on top of a big ol' rock. See also a cropped version of this photo for a close-up of this rock group.
Added on August 19, 2018

A Photo Taken of Our Club, 1905

A Photo Taken of Our Club, 1905
Cropped version of a real photo postcard See also the full version (below).

Handwritten on the front of this postcard:

Dear Mr. Morrow, With kindest regards a photo taken of our club. Yours truly, E. T. Ziegler.

Photograph taken Christmas 1905.

1. Vio…
Added on December 28, 2014

A Photo Taken of Our Club, 1905 (Full Version)

A Photo Taken of Our Club, 1905 (Full Version)
See also a cropped version of this real photo postcard.

Handwritten on the front of this postcard:

Dear Mr. Morrow, With kindest regards a photo taken of our club. Yours truly, E. T. Ziegler.

Photograph taken Christmas 1905.

1. Violin: Mr. Kusenberg
2…
Added on December 28, 2014

Fife and Drum Band (Cropped)

Fife and Drum Band (Cropped)
See also the full version of this real photo postcard.
Added on April 30, 2015

Fife and Drum Band

Fife and Drum Band
A real photo postcard showing a fife and drum band. Mouse over the image above for a close-up view of the band members.
Added on April 30, 2015

Reg Kehoe and His Marimba Queens, Lancaster, Pa.

Reg Kehoe and His Marimba Queens, Lancaster, Pa.
For a short "Soundie" film featuring an entertaining performance by this group, head on over to the Internet Archive to see Soundie - Reg Kehoe and his Marimba Queens (ca. early 1940s) (the standup bass player for the group isn't pictured here, but he pra…
Added on September 19, 2014

Youngest String Quartet in the World, 1924

Youngest String Quartet in the World, 1924
A real photo postcard showing the "Youngest string-quartet in the world, 1924," as written on the chalkboard.
Added on January 19, 2015

Shaw's Harmony Boys, Dance Orchestra, Lebanon, Pa.

Shaw's Harmony Boys, Dance Orchestra, Lebanon, Pa.
"Shaw's Harmony Boys, dance orchestra. J. H. Dubbs, manager, Bell phone 1131J, Lebanon, Pa. Have you heard them?"
Added on June  9, 2016

W. R. Shaw, Violin and Banjoist, Pennsylvania Syncopators

W. R. Shaw, Violin and Banjoist, Pennsylvania Syncopators
A list of "Coming Musical Events" in the Reading, Pa., Eagle for Sunday, Oct. 21, 1922, p. 34, mentions this music group: "Next Saturday evening the Pennsylvania Syncopators, of Lebanon, one of the best orchestras in the Lebanon Valley, will play [at the…
Added on June  9, 2016

Roseland Nightingale Orchestra, Melody, Pep, Harmony

Roseland Nightingale Orchestra, Melody, Pep, Harmony
"Roseland Nightingale Orchestra. A full evening's pleasure. Harry Wolford, business manager, 570 South Duke Street, Lancaster, Pa. Melody, pep, harmony. Bell phone."
Added on June  9, 2016

Red Rose Boys, Radio, Vaudeville, and Dance Entertainers

Red Rose Boys, Radio, Vaudeville, and Dance Entertainers
"Red Rose Boys, radio, vaudeville, and dance entertainers, Paul E. Shank, mgr., Rheems, Pa. Phone 109J2, E'town ex. Entertainment for all occasions. WGAL, WEEU, WHP."
Added on June  9, 2016

Majestic Quartette, Irwin, Pa., Musical Sketches and Songs

Majestic Quartette, Irwin, Pa., Musical Sketches and Songs
"Majestic Quartette, Irwin, Pa., musical sketches and songs for all occasions. A. Carlson, manager, first tenor. J. Carolan, second tenor. J. Carlson, baritone. A. George, bass."

This Majestic Quartette may be the same one that's pictured on the cover of…
Added on June  9, 2016

Eddie Parlett, the Entertainment Man

Eddie Parlett, the Entertainment Man
"Eddie Parlett, the entertainment man. Cape St. Claire 2-285. Annapolis P.O., Md. Colonial 8-3036. Ladies nights orchestras."
Added on June  9, 2016

Maslin Quartette of Maryland, Rock Hall, Md.

Maslin Quartette of Maryland, Rock Hall, Md.
"Maslin Quartette of Maryland, address--Rock Hall, Md. S. B. Maslin, silver-tongued tenor. W. L. Briers, second tenor. W. H. Davis, first bass. W. H. Coleman, second bass."
Added on June  9, 2016