In honor of National Poetry Month I thought I’d post a selection of captioned photos taken from two albums put together by Mary Clarke of Lowville, NY in the 1910’s/20s. The photos are fairly ordinary but her captions are fantastic- you get the usual puns, some limericks, and a bunch of the most enigmatic captions I’ve ever seen. Click here to see them all.
While Women’s History Month has come to a close I thought I’d post a genuine slice of Women’s History from my collection- a series of photos from a couple of contact sheets I picked up years ago of a Women’s Liberation march in NYC in 1970. Click here to them all.
In honor of International Women’s Day I thought I’d post a few RPPC’s I’ve picked up recently. Click here to see them all!
H.C. Witmer of Juda, Wisconsin may not have had a thousand faces but he had at least eleven. Click here to see the entire set of eleven hand-tinted CDVs dated 1887.
I’m closing out Black History Month with a third gallery- This one containing 100 photo booth pics from my collection. See them all here.
To continue my Black History Month posts I’ve put together a large gallery of nearly all of my African-American real photo postcard collection- nearly 200 in all. Click here to see them all.
Last summer I picked up a large lot of postcard sized glass negatives, many damaged, at an antiques market in Wisconsin. There were about 120 in all and they all appear to be the work of the same photographer who initialed some of the photos G.R.M. Given the size and subject matter of the photos my guess is he was a professional (or at least semi-professional) photographer specializing in postcard photographs in and around South Dakota. I think this lot was a mix of his professional work and personal photographs. I’ve scanned about 50 for your viewing pleasure- see them all here.
In honor of Valentines Day I’ve added a new gallery of (mostly) romantic pics- see them all here.
My review of photos I purchased in 2018 continues with a plethora of pics of people falling, hanging, jumping, and diving. I can’t quite believe I got this many last year so I suspect a few might be from late 2017 that I somehow never got around to scanning. Whatever the case may be you can see them all here.