An oar appears for the second time on this blog in this cabinet card from New Bedford, Massachusetts. Printing at the bottom indicates it was made at the O'Neil photography studio in the Hastings' Building. The girls are all wearing the same Classical costume, with one holding the oar in her hand, suggesting it was... Continue Reading →
This postcard is inscribed "1926 Carnaval. LIX" lower right. The reverse is a standard back with no additional information. I'd love to know something about the people in this remarkable portrait!
This 1905 postcard was made from an earlier portrait of William Brodie, an itinerant Scottish performer who called himself Heather Jock. Born in Paisley around 1800, he continued to entertain crowds into his seventies. His songs and dances were especially popular with children. In The Saturday Review (London) of Jan. 30, 1897, R. B. Cunningham Grahame... Continue Reading →