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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday






Please join me for another exciting adventure with Coloradolady and her Vintage Thingies Thursday. Trust you enjoy my journey back in time.





I recently went to an estate sale and got this picture. The owner of the house is 85 years old and his family felt he needed to be placed elsewhere. Against his wishes, they were selling his possessions. I found this old photo just laying back in some junk, It was not even marked, but I paid a dollar for it as I love old pictures and the history they can tell. This is a picture of his father's old store back in the late 18th or early 19th century time. No one at the sale seem to know the background on it. I would love to know the history of it. I bet that fellow standing in the door left behind a lot of interesting stories. Did you notice the telephone number on the building.


This is an old photo of a vehicle they called a roadster with a rumble seat. This was in the 1924-1925 time. Not very clear, but the lady in the car is my mother. Not sure who owned this car as no one in my family would have been able to afford it.
This picture goes way back. I am not sure when it was taken. Back then, and possibly now, cock/rooster fights were a big thing. I understand it is not legal and probably was not then. Not too much entertainment available. Just to give you an idea of how long ago this was:
On the left is my grandfather: 1871-1934 -- I have very recollection of him.
My father: 1906-1987
My uncle: 1909-1990
My grandmother: 1873-1929 -- I never knew her as she passed away in January and I was born in August.

26 comments:

George said...

I love your old-time photos. I remember riding in the rumble seat of a roadster as a youngster.

Postcardy said...

I love the store and family cock fight photos.

I think sometimes professional photographers used cars for props, though if the photo with the roadster were done professionally, it would probably be clearer.

Donna said...

such neat pic's!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great pictures. I just love to see old photos. It just reminds me of simpler times.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

CC said...

I also love old pictures and the stories they weave. Happy VTT...

Jane said...

Love, love, love the old photos. How wonderful that you have that great photo of your grandparents, uncle and father!! I think it is so sad that the family of the man that was having the estate sale would not want that picture for their own family history! I cherish every old family photo I have and will pass them on to my son one day. I guess others just don't feel that way!

farmlady said...

All these old photos are so great. They really do tell a story; the history of families. It's so important. Maybe some folks don't care, for whatever reasons, and that's why these things end up in estate sales. Seems a shame.., but I'm glad you appreciate them so.

Angela said...

I can't believe that that old man's family would let go of such a Treasure! Gee! I've been researching my family tree for over 17 years and it would be like winning the lottery for me to find such a picture like that of my family! It is such a clear picture too! I'm glad that it has found a home where it will be cherished!

I think it is illegal here in West Virginia to have cock fights. I think they will even arrest the spectators!

Gotta love that chicken on your grand mother's back! lol

Vintage Thingies Thursday!
Angela

Maureen said...

Wow - so nice to have these pics of your past.

The phone number is really cool. When I was little I remember phone numbers would be something like "Orchard 40612". I must have been quite little because I don't ever recall using phone numbers like that. Blast from the past.

marian said...

what nostalgic photos..i love them!!

Heart2Heart said...

LV,

You know I notice the older I get the more I appreciate things from the past a whole lot more. How sad that this poor man's belongings were up for sale.

Love the picture you captured. Oh to be taken back in time to that moment just for a brief period and enjoy all that it would offer.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Roslyn said...

Love the picture of the old store, such nostalgia. I feel so sad for the old gentleman, my Dad is 98 & he mourns some of the things he had to let go when he moved into assisted living 2 yrs. ago. It must be very hard.I think about it & have begun to give my "stuff' away so people can enjoy it now instead of waiting till I HAVE to let it go.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

These pictures are awesome! I am so glad you were able to find that first picture at the sale and be able to show to all of us.

Debbie said...

I love old photos too. I have a bag full of old family photos that have no names but I can't bear to get rid of them.

Ulla said...

Old photos are such treasures, and often better quality than newer ones. It would be great if people would mark their photos with date and telling who or what is in it. I used to do so, but somehow it stopped.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Wow, that's the kind of thing that always makes me kind of sad about estate sales. The against his wishes part. Its really why I try and buy things I value - and than value them.

Sometimes going to the sales really does make me sad when people rummage thru things and stuff gets tossed on the floor.

Jingle said...

These are wonderful photos! That building is just fabulous!

Miri said...

Wonderful vintage photos! I especially love the colorized one of your family...isn't it wonderful that we can see our ancestors even if they passed before we were born!

It is always sad when you come across "orphan" old photos but I'm glad yours found a good home where it will be appreciated.

Lisa said...

These are wonderful...I can't believe the phone number!

Coloradolady said...

can not believe someone sold that picture at an estate sale...love the picture.

Have a great weekend and a wonderful VTT!

racheld said...

How wonderful to have these!! The feed store is amazingly spic and span for a farm supply place---the shop windows show a remarkable eye and hand for window-dressing, and somebody took care to put out everything with a logo (perhaps just for the picture).

I would imagine it was an ad picture, perhaps for the local paper, since everything looks so freshly painted and swept and arranged.

And the family photos are amazing. I really enjoyed this, especially your reminiscing.

Thanks for dropping by Lawn Tea!!!

rachel

racheld said...

PS: I meant to mention---the chickens don't seem to be in fighting mode. Even with the guys holding them, the fighters would probably have been tying up with each other. And I'll bet your Grandmother wouldn't have taken kindly to their putting her pet in the ring.

It took a long time for her to teach that chicken to perch on her shoulder, and I don't think she would have let them take a chance on its getting hurt.

Not that I know anything about cockfighting---I just used to live where it was prevalent, and hated to see otherwise nice people so occupied with such a "sport."

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing them. :)

Debbie

Diane AZ said...

Hi, These are wonderful old photos. I especially like the one with the roosters, it looks like it was nicely hand colored.

SmilingSally said...

These photos are true treasures. Thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

My great Aunt Mildred told me some things about rumble seats. Made me blush!

I love the pictures. I too wonder about old pictures that I find at sales. Who are the people? What did they do? Makes me sad that no one cared to keep the pictures or maybe there was no one left to keep them.

Thanks for sharing LV.