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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE FRENCH RIVIERA: 1952

Fair at the Fair: 1901

Fair at the Fair: 1901

"Bringing up the Guns," taken during the Belleville, Illinois, town fair in 1901.

Photo taken by Samuel Peake Hyde, b. Feb 17, 1850, St. Francisville, Clark, Missouri; d. April 28, 1921, Belleville, St. Clair, Illinois., son of Edwin C. Hyde and Elizabeth Hyde. Samuel was a clerk for J. G. Green Company, 1867, and then worked with his father at E.C. Hyde & Co., Storage and Commission, 4 South Commercial Street, Belleville, IL. Sam resided at 37 North Douglas, Belleville.

Belleville Fair: 1901

Belleville Fair: 1901

The 1901 town fair in Belleville, Illinois. Featuring "Albert & O. Hucke, Radiant Home Base Burners and Stoves, Quick Meal Steel Ranges." Huckes was located at 17 and 19 East Main Street.

Photo taken by Samuel Peake Hyde, b. Feb 17, 1850, St. Francisville, Clark, Missouri; d. April 28, 1921, Belleville, St. Clair, Illinois., son of Edwin C. Hyde and Elizabeth Hyde. Samuel was a clerk for J. G. Green Company, 1867, and then worked with his father at E.C. Hyde & Co., Storage and Commission, 4 South Commercial Street. Sam resided at 37 North Douglas, Belleville.

As and Bs: 1937

As and Bs: 1937

Four Model As and nine Model Bs. Photo taken at a John Deere dealership in Creston, Iowa, January, 1937.

Family Phonograph: 1902

Family Phonograph: 1902

A large group (extended family?) enjoys music outdoors on an Edison Standard Phonograph, circa 1902. The photographer's stamp on the rear of the mount indicates it was taken in the Milwaukee area.

A Most Amazing Room: 1910s

A Most Amazing Room: 1910s

This room from well over a hundred years ago in Pawnee City, Nebraska, looks to have been the personal space of a boy or teenager. It's filled with weird little items a teenage boy might have found worth collecting. A handwritten sign on the wall says "WHO ENTERS HERE - LEAVE HOPE BEHIND". A large Punch and Judy puppet is mounted on a chair with a warning not to handle it. Playing cards decorate the walls. The scrawled message on the heating stove says "Sacred to the Memory of a Fireman - He has gone to his last fire". An American flag covers the ceiling. Browse around the room and see what you can find. It's his own private museum, the Voynich Manuscript of Victorian living space! Scanned from a 4x5 glass negative. View full size.

Li'l Cornhusker: 1910

Li'l Cornhusker: 1910

This image of a baby relaxing on the floor comes from a set of glass negatives taken in Pawnee City, Nebraska, around 1910 or earlier. View full size.

Drummer in 3-D: 1956

Drummer in 3-D: 1956

All I know about this 3-D slide is that it was taken in 1956. See my previous post for tips on how to "free-view" this stereo slide from my collection. View full size.

Susie, Susie, Susie, Susie: 1950

Susie, Susie, Susie, Susie: 1950

3-D was big in the early 1950s. This slide is one of 4,800 3-D slides I have bought over the past 21 years. It is captioned "Susie at home for Christmas 1950". You can learn to "free-view" this digital version by giving the image a blank stare. In time, you brain will produce three images, the middle one in 3-D. It's like learning to ride a bike ... not easy, but once you do it, that's it. View full size.

 
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