Alan Mays' photos with the uniforms

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

Easter Greetings, A. Steiert and Son

Easter Greetings, A. Steiert and Son
"Easter Greetings. A. Steiert & Son."

Postcard addressed on the other side to Hauck Bros., Mechanicsburg, Pa., and postmarked Philadelphia, Pa., April 16, 1924.

A. Steiert & Son was a manufacturer of brooms and brushes.
Added on March 21, 2018

A Joyous Easter

A Joyous Easter
A photographic Easter greeting card with a soldier posing in front of a fake palm tree and beach.
Added on March 21, 2018

Little Girl Nurse

Little Girl Nurse
A photo of nurses, doctors, or hospitals for the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

A little girl in a nurse costume on a real photo postcard by E. & K. Bolam, who were photographers in the seaside resort town of Ilfracombe, England. "Hospital Saturday" refers…
Added on October  6, 2017

The Singer Band of Mechanicsburg at the Grangers' Picnic, Williams Grove, Pa., 1915

The Singer Band of Mechanicsburg at the Grangers' Picnic, Williams Grove, Pa., 1915
Drumhead: "Singer, Mechanicsburg, Pa." Caption at the bottom of the photo: "Grangers Picnic, 1915."

The Singer Band of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, posed for this photo in 1915 at the Grangers' Picnic, which was an annual event held each summer at the Wi…
Added on May  3, 2017

Buckeye Force Pumps, Springfield, Ohio

Buckeye Force Pumps, Springfield, Ohio
"Buckeye Force Pumps. Mast, Foos & Co., Springfield, O.-U.S.A. Manufacturers of Buckeye Lawn Mowers, Iron Turbine & Buckeye Wind Engines."

A dramatic illustration of why Victorian-era families needed Buckeye Force Pumps--so the kids could help extinguish…
Added on August 28, 2016

This Man Used Le Page's Liquid Glue in the Wrong Place

This Man Used Le Page's Liquid Glue in the Wrong Place
"This man used Le Page's Liquid Glue in the wrong place. Unequaled for repairing wood, leather, glass, ivory, china, jewelry, metals, &c. Sold in bottles and in cans. No loafers allowed here. Hold on! It's no use pullin' I'm stuck with Le Page's Glue. Awa…
Added on August 23, 2016

Three Guys in a Plane over Paris

Three Guys in a Plane over Paris
Looks like the skyline below the plane is intended to depict Paris. Among the recognizable landmarks are the Eiffel Tower, the Seine River, and the two towers of the old Trocadéro Palace, which was demolished in 1935.
Added on July 26, 2016

Milkman, Horse, and Wagon for Borden's Condensed Milk, Bottled Milk, and Cream

Milkman, Horse, and Wagon for Borden's Condensed Milk, Bottled Milk, and Cream
"Borden's Condensed Milk, Bottled Milk & Cream. Gail Borden, Eagle Brand. Office, No. 227 East 34th St."

A real photo postcard of a milkman with his horse and delivery wagon in New York City.
Added on July 26, 2016

The Fire Chief's Studebaker-Flanders Roadster, Harrisburg, Pa., ca. 1914

The Fire Chief's Studebaker-Flanders Roadster, Harrisburg, Pa., ca. 1914
That's John C. Kindler, who was the fire department chief in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in the driver's seat of his 1913 Studebaker-Flanders automobile. His passenger is Edward Halbert, assistant chief. Note the fire gong and the two fire extinguishers mou…
Added on November 19, 2015

Tressler Orphans' Home Band, Loysville, Pa.

Tressler Orphans' Home Band, Loysville, Pa.
A real photo postcard of the "Tressler Orphans' Home Band, Loysville, Pa."

For another orphanage music group, see Girls' Saxophone Band, Evangelical Orphanage, Lewisburg, Pa.
Added on August 29, 2015

Joe DiMaggio's Restaurant, Fishermen's Wharf, San Francisco, California

Joe DiMaggio's Restaurant, Fishermen's Wharf, San Francisco, California
"Joe DiMaggio's Restaurant, Fishermen's Wharf, San Francisco, California. Famous thruout the world. Vincent DiMaggio. Dominic DiMaggio. Telephone: Ordway 2266 - 205-11 Jefferson St. Cocktails."

Printed on the back of this linen postcard: "Joe DiMaggio's…
Added on July 27, 2015

Peter S. Backus, the Clothing Row Hatter, Newark, New Jersey

Peter S. Backus, the Clothing Row Hatter, Newark, New Jersey
"Backus, the Clothing Row hatter and gent's furnishing goods, 799 Broad St., Newark, N.J."
Added on August 25, 2015

Henry Felix and Company, Fine Confections, Ice Cream, Harrisburg, Pa.

Henry Felix and Company, Fine Confections, Ice Cream, Harrisburg, Pa.
"Henry Felix & Co., manufacturers and dealers in fine confections, ice cream, cakes, and fruits, 10 N. Market Square, Harrisburg. . . . M. F. Tobin, N.Y. Scheffer, job printer, Harrisburg."

A stock Victorian-era advertising trade card produced by New Yor…
Added on August 25, 2015

He's My Little Soldier Boy

He's My Little Soldier Boy
A little girl and her military doll.
Added on July 14, 2015

Suvretta House Chefs, St. Moritz, Switzerland, 1919 (Detail)

Suvretta House Chefs, St. Moritz, Switzerland, 1919 (Detail)
For more information, see the full version of this real photo postcard:
Added on March 28, 2014

Suvretta House Chefs, St. Moritz, Switzerland, 1919

Suvretta House Chefs, St. Moritz, Switzerland, 1919
Text of the sign that the two men at the front are holding: "Suvretta House Été 1919! [Suvretta House summer of 1919!]" (mouse over the image to see an enlargement of the sign).

A real photo postcard showing the chef staff of a luxury hotel, the Suvretta…
Added on March 28, 2014

American Beauties (Looking Away)

American Beauties (Looking Away)
For the original photo, see American Beauties.
Added on October  8, 2013