Alan Mays' photos with the dangerous

Photograph Your Boy Before the Fourth of July—You May Not Get a Chance After

Photograph Your Boy Before the Fourth of July—You May Not Get a Chance After
"Fotograph your boy before the 4th of July: you may not get a chance after."

Macabre photographic advice from an early twentieth-century postcard.

For more dark humor about Fourth of July fireworks, see The Glorious 4th of July / The 5th of July:
Added on June 27, 2016

Man and Dog with Alligators on the Beach

Man and Dog with Alligators on the Beach
I hope they escaped in time!

A Florida souvenir real photo postcard. Postmarked: Miami, Florida, Nov. 13, 1923. Addressed to: Mr. Adam Petcher, Box 515, Somerset, Pa.
Added on September 25, 2013

Working Out on the High Beam

Working Out on the High Beam
A real photo postcard, date and location unknown.
Added on August 23, 2013

The Glorious 4th of July / The 5th of July

The Glorious 4th of July / The 5th of July
These stereographic cards are in poor shape even after some touch-up, but they're intriguing--and almost macabre--for their depiction of the perils of fireworks.

Captions: "The Glorious 4th of July. No. 1." "The Fifth of July. No. 2."

Printed on the fro…
Added on June  3, 2013