I've hit the jackpot with them lately.
Years ago vintage photos could be found at local antique stores for a song. Honestly, there are some that I still regret not buying to this day, but hindsight as they say.
A couple of weeks ago I decided to stop in at a local antique village and look around. I didn't expect to find anything, certainly nothing that I could afford. I was pleasantly surprised to come across several vintage photographs, many from the late 1800's that I willingly purchased. Some of the photos even have names penciled on the backs of them, and I found info. online about several. The computer age can be a real tool and offer a wealth of information.
Of course most people could probably care less about who is in those photographs, but I've always been interested in that sort of thing. Interested too in how someones family life can end up sitting in an antique store for sale.....I know there are all kinds of reasons for that happening, but it just seems so sad somehow. A couple of the photos were quite faded, but for $1 I took a chance and with the aid of computer technology ended up with some very nice images.
Here are three of my finds...I actually ended up with 15 photographs over the course of two weeks. Pretty cool!
Anyone who wants to is more than welcome to use these images. They are untouched, complete with the scratches and writing that came on them. I scanned them at a high resolution. If you do use them - I'd love it if you linked back to this post so I can see what you came up with!
Speaking of photographs, I took this picture last week while waiting at a stop light. A few of the smaller towns around have these roadway trolley's. Some are actual trolley's that have been converted for highway use. I think they're cool.
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