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.
The woman on a cruise in 1934 in the previous two posts is now standing in front of Sloppy Joe's Bar in Havana, Cuba. A date stamp on the back of this snapshot indicates it was printed on Jan. 18, 1939. The man with her looks vaguely familiar to me, but he isn't the man... Continue Reading →
As in the previous post, this photo was taken on the Holland-America Line’s S.S. Rotterdam IV (1908-1940). It was taken either on New Year's Eve or during the early hours of January 1, 1935. The couple who originally owned the photo can be seen at upper right in the detail image below. The other end... Continue Reading →
In December 1934 the people in this room were on a cruise on the Holland-America Line's S.S. Rotterdam IV (1908-1940). I have several photos which once belonged to the dark-haired couple sitting in the back of the room. He has his left arm around her and a glass raised in his right hand. Their identities... Continue Reading →