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The Springwater Bunch: 1910

The Springwater Bunch: 1910

This image was found in a stash of circa 1910 glass negatives from an unknown photographer who lived in Springwater, New York. I know nothing about who's here or why they were gathered in someone's parlor, but I love its Norman Rockwell vibe. Every face looks like one of his subjects. Scanned from a 4x5 inch glass plate. View full size.

Union Pacific 4709: 1920

Union Pacific 4709: 1920

Probably around 1920 in the St. Louis area. My dad J. Douglas Martin Jr. in the 10-12 year old range. His dad and grandfather were both civil engineers who worked for railroads and on other engineering projects such as large chimneys.

The Midway Kids: 1910

The Midway Kids: 1910

I thought this glass negative was a picture of the students of a one-room school, but after a closer look at the babies and other clues, I'm doubtful it is. With the flags and the boys armed with toy guns, this may have been connected with some kind of patriotic celebration, possibly a community picnic. It's from Midway, Kentucky, in 1910, as you can see.

Colter & McGinnis' General Store: 1900

Colter & McGinnis' General Store: 1900

Colter & McGinnis' General Store on the 130 block of South Sampson Street, Tremont, Illinois. Circa 1900.

Pictured (left to right) are Frank E. McGinnis, Anna Patte Rollins and Edward Colter, (Unknown), 1900.

The store was later occupied by Gerald Beechman's Grocery, which burned down in a fire in March 1940. The Congregational Church building is located in the rear and was organized in 1844, with a church building was erected in 1848.

"In 1859 Messrs. Wm. Pettis and Nathanial Ingalls built a store building, also a bank building on lot 12 in block 25. The store building is the one where Ed L. Colter and Frank E. McGinnis were for a number of years." — from the "Historical Account of the Origin, Growth and Development of The Village of Tremont, Illinois", 1925

"Hugh McLean, the Village Clerk, will have his office at Colter & McGinnis’ store and anyone having business with him can have the same attended to whether he is there or not, as he has made arrangements with Mr. Colter to look after the affairs of the office if he is not in town." — Oct. 25, 1907

Then and Now: 1945 and 2010

Then and Now: 1945 and 2010

From 1945, a photo of my brother and I and our two Uncles taken in Van Wert, Ohio. We decided to reenact the photo at a family get together in Valparaiso, Indiana in 2010. From left to right: Jerry (me), Uncle Roger, Uncle Stanley and Brother Terry.

Pascagoula

Pascagoula

This house was moved in the early 1900's to it current location at 1009 Resca De La Palma Street in Pascagoula, Mississippi. It has survived with a few modifications every hurricane since at least 1910. It was a Sears kit home. My great grandparents built it. They were charcoal makers when they came to Pascagoula in the late 1800's.

Cereal Stocker: 1939

Cereal Stocker: 1939

This is my colorized version of "Cereal Stocker." I researched all of the box art and most of it is accurate to the branding of the time. View full size.

Team Cadillac: 1927

Team Cadillac: 1927

Here is my colorized version of this Shorpy photo. Seems to me the bathing suits were a little "revealing" for 1927, but I'm sure they sold plenty of Cadillacs because of them. View full size.

Brothers: 1912/1985

Brothers: 1912/1985

1912: My father (right) and his younger brother pose for a traveling photographer outside their home in Santa Rosa, California. 1985: 73 years later, they reenact the photo for my sister in our yard in Larkspur on May 25, 1985. This was the last time they were together; my father passed away six months later, and my uncle in 1988. View full size.

The Hudson Brothers: 1949

The Hudson Brothers: 1949

Previously in Calpella, my brother was being artistic, while back home I was waiting to be born a few days later. Three years have gone by and now he's back at our grandparents' home, minus one appendix and plus one little brother. Needless to say, we're not the musical Hudsons, nor are we related to Henry, but we did come hither via the family car back there, a 1948 Hudson Super Six. This was the same day I didn't fall in the well. Photo by my sister, scanned from the original "120" negative. View full size.

Tchotchkes at War

Tchotchkes at War

Interlaken Switzerland, 1945.

Pascagoula: Circa 1910

Pascagoula: Circa 1910

1109 S. Pascagoula St. backyard about 1910. Leo Rohr, holding baby, was the town blacksmith.

Pascagoula Panthers: 1935

Pascagoula Panthers: 1935

1935 Pascagoula, Mississippi, Panthers football team. My Dad is in the white shirt.

Proud Barbers

Proud Barbers

From an old RPPC (real photo postcard). Unfortunately unposted and unidentified. This is my first submission and is a bit of a test case.

My Early Stereo

My Early Stereo

I started working in a hi-fi shop at 18. This was the system I assembled when I was 20. I'm still addicted today.

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