Category: photograph

Today’s funny: A postal clerk making a different kind of…

Today’s funny: A postal clerk making a different kind of delivery, 2010.

Your great-grandmother was a hottie back in the day. Early 1960s…

Your great-grandmother was a hottie back in the day. Early 1960s slide

lucky: Okay, here are three more things important to…

lucky: Okay, here are three more things important to Colleen.

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fikaz: There was only that one brain scan, sorry, but it confirms she had one.

Ladies and gentlemen, Alfred Hitchcock.

Ladies and gentlemen, Alfred Hitchcock.

heck-yeah-old-tech: “John, you’re not a flapper.” May 20, 1929

heck-yeah-old-tech:

“John, you’re not a flapper.”

May 20, 1929

heck-yeah-old-tech: lolwut? Okay, I found some history about…

heck-yeah-old-tech:

lolwut?

Okay, I found some history about about this photo, it’s from circa 1887.

And contrary to a comment posted earlier saying the cat’s name is
Dr. Hilbas, predictably the name at left is of the studio whose photographer was named
Louis De Ribas. (Handwriting and fonts matter!)

heck-yeah-old-tech:lolwut?

heck-yeah-old-tech:

lolwut?

heck-yeah-old-tech:Portrait of a young woman, possibly 1890s. …

heck-yeah-old-tech:

Portrait of a young woman, possibly 1890s. Back says “N.B. Smith” and “Della Picture __ Belle”. (The blank is where pencil writing was put on before the backing was glued to some other item, then the top layer of paper peeled off when it was removed from whatever it had been attached to.) Only thing I can find about Stam’s Cottage Studio of Viroqua, Wisconsin is that someone’s trying to sell two photos of 1880s circus sideshow teenager “Wisconsin Fat Boy” Charles Peters, who did sittings at Stam’s three years apart.

heck-yeah-old-tech:Picnic! The three bits of vintage stuff to…

heck-yeah-old-tech:

Picnic! The three bits of vintage stuff to notice, and then I’ll lay off the slides, are the Pepsi (slogan of the time: “Come Alive!”), the Nehi (back in production after a haitus – formerly part of Royal Crown, now part of Dr. Pepper), and the colorful Dixie Cups (I suppose so the contents of the soda bottles could be shared, rather than not everyone getting their own bottle).

heck-yeah-old-tech:The Seattle Center was constructed for the…

heck-yeah-old-tech:

The Seattle Center was constructed for the World’s Fair 1962. This photo was taken in 1966, and in the background are the legs of the Space Needle and part of the Fun Forest (out of operation as of January 2011).