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Discussion in 'Ephemera and Photographs' started by terry5732, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    Not really a place for asking questions. Just a place to put your old, original photos into the inner webs. Maybe a title or description.
  2. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

  3. mymysharona43

    mymysharona43 Well-Known Member

    That'd be a good one for captions, 2 on the left look like brothers
  4. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Have one of my Gram's cousin Dennis. It is his watch fob that has me wondering.
    It is a Maltese cross but on the left arm is a skull and cross bones and on the right arm looks like a capital G. Any ideas of it's significance??
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  5. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Masonic? A skull is often Oddfellows too. Fraternal anyway.
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  6. Ladybranch

    Ladybranch Well-Known Member

    With the "G" and skull & crossbones, I vote Masonic, Freemasonry, specifically Knights Templar. The order of Knights Templar does utilize the skull and bones quite regular like on their aprons, sashes, jewelry, etc. The KT's skull & bones is said to represent:

    "... the skull symbolizes Golgotha (the place of the skulls) where Jesus died, and the bones are in the shape of the passion cross (how Jesus carried his cross)."

    Can you tell if the "G" is in the middle of the Masonic symbol of square and compass? In freemasonry the "G" stands for God and Geometry.

    --- Susan
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  7. Batman_2000

    Batman_2000 Well-Known Member

    Great thread!

    I picked this one up at the weekend - by John Blake of Fore St, Devonport (Devon, UK). It's a size I've not seen before; 12.5x8cm or 4.9x3.1". It has the appearance of a CDV rather than a cabinet card. It's blank on the reverse. lace maker442-small.jpg
  8. jackolin

    jackolin Well-Known Member

    Feeding chickens with a bit of flair.

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    jackolin Well-Known Member

  10. 'Nuff_Said

    'Nuff_Said Well-Known Member

    I think we have either one or two antique photographs and this is one of them...

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    (Boy at left holding a sack of flour and knife. Boy at right holding a whip and knife.)
  11. Dax

    Dax Indigo Guy.

    Bathing beauty lineup. Found this on Shorpy. Aren't they adorable?

  12. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

  13. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi Susan,
    There is no compass or square, if there was I would have known Masonic forsure.
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  14. Ladybranch

    Ladybranch Well-Known Member

    Interesting thread! I'll add a couple that came into my possession in the last few months.

    1. This is a mounted 1910/1911 photograph of a field of my great uncle's Connecticut Valley tobacco farm. The tobacco of that area was and probably still is used for the binder and wrappers of cigars.



    2, 1908-1914 real photo postcard as opposed to a photomechanical (ink and printing press) image postcard with a "full bleed" image on thin flexible mat finished paper. It is of Abington Four Corners in Pomfret, CT. On the left is my grandfather's general store. My grandfather owned the building and he and a cousin owned the and ran the business, the store. In front of the store is his car and the store's delivery wagon. Up on the right is a 2 room grade school house that my mother and her brother attended. I think the 1st-4th met in one room and the 5th-8th in the other room. For high school she traveled (1926-1930) to the nearest large town in a black school bus that had no glass in the windows, only pull down shades. There was a bench on each side of the bus. In the winter, shades were pulled down and fastened on the windows and in the middle of the bus was a wood burning pot belly stove. As they sat on the benches their feet could reach the stove. I would show the back of the postcard, but there are family addresses and info. The interesting thing about this postcard, printed at the bottom of the back:

    "Pub. By Whitehouse & Amidon, Abington. No. 245 Made in Germany"

    Now that is my grandfather and his cousin, but it was made in "Germany." I wonder why they didn't have it printed/made in US. Hartford wasn't that far off. I have seen many postcards, etc... done in Hartford back in that time.


    --- Susan
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2015
  15. Ladybranch

    Ladybranch Well-Known Member

    I meant to add to the info on that postcard picture. The road running left and right is US 44 today and the cross road is Hwy 97. That road was originally an Indian trail then in the late 1600s and 1700s it was a divergent of the old Boston Post Road that ran from Boston to Hartford and then down to NYC. Washington traveled this road going to and from Boston after the siege of Boston.

    If you look closely at middle road/route on the following map, you will see Pomfret, the 2nd town after crossing the MA/CT stateline.

    --- Susan
  16. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi Susan,
    A lot of local postcard stuff was printed in Germany. Even out in the sticks of western Pennsylvania from the 20th century were outsourced to Germany and England.
  17. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Here are 2 I haven't shown before. The first is my 2X great-grandmother in the front passenger seat with 4 people I can't positively identify - probably her brother "driving." Taken in 1909 on her extended visit to Seattle for the Alaska-Yukon Exposition (her brother lived here then) at Charleston Foto. It was printed (glossy, not matte) on the front of a postcard and mailed back to my great grand parents in Brooklyn.

    Sarah Marks Hodgson in Seattle 1909.jpg

    This second one is on a postcard mailed from McKenna, North Dakota in late 1909 to my great-grandparents by a business acquaintance who was a travelling hardware products representative. Charming picture of a Native American mother and child, but the building behind them looks more southwest than northern plains, doesn't it? Edit - LOL! I just flipped it over again and it says "Front Porch of Indian Mansion, Taos, N.M."

    McKenna N Dakota Postcard 1909.jpg
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  18. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    Great great grandpa in his Nekoosa shop around 1927
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    The antique chairs looked old back then
  19. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    A harness maker, Terry?
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  20. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I don't have this anymore, but it was a hand tinted photo of Lake Louise in Banff. The tinting was particularly well done.

    Another hand-tinted B&W (certainly not antique), this one of the Bluenose II, from the Maurice Crosby studio of Nova Scotia.

    A cabinet photo of a winter scene. It had an almost staged crispness.
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