This photo has three words penciled on the back: Near Peggy's Cove. The fishing village of Peggy’s Cove, and nearby Peggy's Point Lighthouse, are about an hour from Halifax, Nova Scotia. I've never been to the province of Nova Scotia, but my mother has a connection to it--of sorts. Her mother was adopted, as a... Continue Reading →
The image above is the right half of a stereograph (stereoview) published by Benjamin West Kilburn and James M. Davis in 1898. The Klondike Gold Rush began in 1896 and lasted until 1899, with many fortune hunters arriving in the summer of 1898. Canadian authorities required all prospectors to bring a year's supply of food, weighing... Continue Reading →
This small snapshot came from England, but with no information about who's in it or where it was taken. Notice the can of Shell gas on the running board below. These gals were prepared. The camper (called a caravan in the UK) is a Car Cruiser model from the 1920s. You can see a... Continue Reading →
These ladies look like they had fun together. They have a cute car, too. The snapshot was for sale in Pennsylvania, but could have been taken anywhere.
A date stamp on the back of this snapshot indicates that it was printed on Jan. 18, 1939. Sloppy Joe's was a favorite destination of American visitors to the city. Its most famous patron was undoubtedly Ernest Hemingway, but celebrities and tourists alike made a point of stopping in. A history of the bar--and its... Continue Reading →