FATHER GIVES DAUGHTER A RIDE ON HIS BIG JOHN DEERE TRACTOR (1948)

 

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This vintage snapshot photograph features a farmer and a little girl riding a large John Deere tractor. Beneath the John Deere name printed on the tractor, are the words “Made in USA”. It seems the company took pride in being an American manufacturer. The reverse of the photo has an inscription indicating the farmers name and the year it was taken (1948). Perhaps the child is the farmers daughter or granddaughter. This photograph measures about 4 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ and is in very good condition.

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Published in: on October 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL DOING SCHOOLWORK

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The little girl seen in this photograph is absolutely adorable. The bow in her hair adds to her cuteness. She is wearing earrings and a ring. The youngster is bright eyed and appears quite studious. I believe the photograph is best described as a snapshot but I am not entirely certain. Perhaps labeling it a “vintage photograph” would suffice. It measures about 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″. I had hoped that magnifying the calendar in this photo would provide the approximate date it was taken. Unfortunately, my efforts went unrewarded. Despite the uncertainties, this image is special. This photograph is in very good condition (see scans).                                       

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LOOK WHAT THE TIDE BROUGHT IN : PORTRAIT OF A BABY AND HIS/HER SISTER AT THE BEACH

This vintage snapshot features a little girl at the beach with her baby brother or sister. The little girl is wearing a sailor type dress and a sun hat.  She is wearing a nice smile as she looks straight ahead at the photographer. The infant is sleeping on a folded blanket or mat, and is using the original version of sun block, an umbrella. The photograph measures about 4 1/8″ x 3 1/8″, and is in very good condition.

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Published in: on September 20, 2019 at 6:29 pm  Leave a Comment  
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A BOY AND HIS ’59 CHEVY IMPALA SPORTING A BARRY GOLDWATER SENATE CAMPAIGN SIGN (1968)

chevy 1 This snapshot photograph is an excellent piece of American social history. The image shows a young man pointing to a political poster affixed to the side of a 1959, or 1960 Chevy Impala. The sign is supporting the 1968 US Senate campaign of Barry Goldwater  (1909-1988).  Goldwater was a conservative republican from Arizona. The sign states that Goldwater “hit the floor in ’64”.  Hitting the floor is a reference to the fact that Goldwater lost the Presidential election to Lyndon B Johnson in 1964. Johnson won a landslide victory. Goldwater only won six states. The sign maker wrote “Watch our weight in ’68”, referring to Goldwater’s Senate race that year. The sign maker was predicting victory and victory is exactly what occurred. Note the car’s radio antenna. Also take note of the “Taxi” sign behind the boys left shoulder. It is interesting to note the John McCain succeeded Goldwater in the US Senate. This photograph is a perfect illustration of life in the late 1960’s. The Chevy and the boy’s attire (love the cardigan sweater), take me back to a simpler time.  (SOLD)

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LITTLE GIRL SITTING ON A WINDOW LEDGE WITH MOM STANDING BEHIND HER “DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME BOYS AND GIRLS!”

This vintage snapshot photograph features a little girl sitting on a window ledge. Her mother is standing behind her squinting out the window. I think the child is in a dangerous position. She could easily fall out of the window, even if her mother is holding her. This photograph was taken in Europe by an amateur photographer. The photographer took a creative, but dangerous, photo. This snapshot measures about 2 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ and is in fair condition. It has no tears or pinholes but it is worn (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A DECORATED EUROPEAN SOLDIER, ARMED WITH A SWORD, AND STANDING IN A GARDEN

I wish I knew more about this soldier. This vintage snap shot features a European military man. My first guess is that he is a member of the French or Belgian army. I am hypothesizing that he is an officer. The evidence of his higher rank is the sword that he is carrying.  The gentleman is wearing three medals. The number 1554 appears on his hat and on his collar. Is that the number of his regiment? The soldier appears to be standing in a manicured garden. This vintage photo measures about 3 1/2″ x 4 5/8″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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Published in: on July 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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THREE FRENCH SOLDIERS IN THEIR CAMP IN TRA VINH, VIETNAM

This vintage snapshot photograph features three soldiers in their camp in Tra Vinh, Vietnam. According to the inscription on the reverse of the photograph, this photo was taken in 1948. Tra Vinh is a province in the Mekong Delta. The photograph shows French troops who were engaged in battle with the Viet Minh. The men are engaged in some sort of activity. Are they cooking? Are they purifying water? I’m stumped. Two of the men are smoking cigarettes and all three look serious and exhausted. This snapshot photo measures about 3 1/2 ” x 2 3/8″ and is in very good condition.

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Published in: on July 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF A GROUP OF TEXTILE STUDENTS IN PAWTUCKET, RHODE ISLAND (FASHIONS OF 1938)

This vintage snapshot features a group of students holding their books and wearing name tags. At least two of the young men are wearing sweaters with an emblem stating “Textile”. Is textile the name of their school? Rhode Island is, and was, known for its textile industry. Do the students attend Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence? The school is a private art and design college and offers a major in Textiles. The school has been in existence since 1877. In the background of the photograph is a Taxi business sign revealing that the location of the photo is Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Writing on the reverse of the photo declares that the photograph was taken in the fall of 1938. The boys are unintentionally making a fashion statement. Note their rolled up pants legs. This fashion strategy even applies to the students wearing sport jackets. The boy on the far right has the same affliction that I experience. He too, can’t keep his shirt tucked in. The reverse of the photo reports that the young man in the center of the photo is named Armand Blanchard. This snapshot photograph is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF PRETTY LITTLE BLONDE GIRL WITH AN ITCH

A pretty little blonde girl is the subject of this vintage snapshot photograph. She has a cherubic smile and curly hair. Apparently, she also has an itch. Note the tricycle in the background. This photo is printed on agfa lupex photo paper. This paper was produced in Germany sometime after 1945.The image measures about 2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF TWO AFFECTIONATE YOUNG GIRLS AT THE BEACH

 

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TWO GIRLS BEACH 1 Two young girls pose for a vintage snapshot photograph as they sit on the sand at the beach. One girl has her arm affectionately around the shoulder of the second girl. The recipient of the affection is displaying a sour expression. Are the girls sisters? Could they be close friends? The answer is lost to history. The girls names are written on the reverse of the photo. I can only decipher one of the names. It is “Ingrid”. A stamp on the reverse of the snapshot indicates that the photograph was developed in Dresden, Germany. Dresden is the second largest city in Saxony. It is situated on the banks of the River Elbe. It is near the border of the Czech Republic. There are beaches along the Elbe and perhaps this image captures one of them. This photograph is in good condition (see scans).

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