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Waiting for the Sunday Boat: 1902

Waiting for the Sunday Boat: 1902

Florida circa 1902. "Waiting for the Sunday boat." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

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Martin "parlor"

The guitar in this picture looks like an early "parlor" type Martin. I wish owned this guitar today it would be worth quite a bit.

Pic of great feelings

I came to my office this morning with a bad case of the Monday blues. I did not want to start work so I went to this site and when I saw this pic I lost my blues and lit up feeling like I'm ready for the world.

Now, this evening I am home and was back to feeling like crap because of some nasty dealings from my bank. So I went to this pic and now once again I feel GREAT.

Thanks for this most wonderful picture. I hope the people pictured had lives that were long and full of the happiness I am sure they gave to many.

Hats Off!

The hats alone, and the way they are worn, make this a million dollar shot.

Looks Familiar

This shot was used as the cover of "The Best of the Memphis Jug Band." Is this the Jug Band?

[The Memphis Jug Band was formed in 1927, so no. - Dave]

I Would Pay

The price of a Beatles White Album unopened for a recording of that impromptu jam session.

Musical questions

Well dressed, lighthearted, is this the entertainment on the boat tonight? Or do they plan to perform for the disembarking passengers?

And is that a gun belt on the man in the back?

There's a story here.

Give a guy a hat and he'll make it his own

I can clearly see 6 hats and each one has its own personality.

Lsiten carefully

Once again, I look at an image on Shorpy and find myself wishing that I could hear what's being said and sung. Where will that Sunday boat carry them?

This is such a great photo

Such movement!

Silver Springs Station

This is the dock side of the rail and steamboat station at Silver Springs, Florida. Shorpy has featured a number of Silver Springs photographs in the past, including this view of the station, with the Hart Line steamer Okeehumkee docked in front of where these men are standing. Jackson's photograph of the Lucas' New Line steamer Metamora appears to have been taken from the same spot, but with the camera facing the springs.

Waiting his turn

The young man third from the left looks like a young "Bojangles." He would have been 24 years old in 1902.

Good As It Gets

Well, this is about as great a picture as you could ever find in this world.


Third from the left, leaning against the wall, is one cool dude.

You call that hoofin'?

The guy to the rear seems to be thinking,"Why don't you step aside and let me show you how a real song and dance man gets it done."

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