….interurban station New Westminster

I can not tell you just how excited i was when this video crossed my path, for i live just up the hill from where all this activity once took place. The Interurban Station has gone threw many chances since this footage, in 2008 it was restored and is now the new home of the Salvation Army  for selling used goods.

In case you are wondering where New Westminster is? It is found in the lower main land, the lower south west corner of British Columbia, Canada if you look on the map.

Cawston Ostrich Farm, South Pasadena

Cawston Ostrich Farm, South Pasadena, originally uploaded by candyruth.

Cawston Ostrich Farm, South Pasadena

Taken around 1925 – that’s my dad, 3rd kid from the left, being held by my grandma – don’t know the middle woman, but that’s grandma’s brother, Mack, with the hat. My Aunt Eunie (Dad’s sis) is the little girl on the cart, and I don’t know who the next kid is. I looked up the Cawston Ostrich Farm, and found it opened in 1896 and closed in the late 1920’s. I love this photo and was delighted to find it among the old family albums my step mom keeps. Wonder if there’s a Vintage Kids with Ostrichs group to join at flickr?…. (candyruth)

candyruth… you make me smile… this is another wonderful photo you have in your delightful collection.. thank you for sharing… tiandra…

Lucille And Katsy 1932

Lucille And Katsy 1932, originally uploaded by snorkeldaddy.

If you are looking for a wonderful ride into yester year.. then you will want to visit the photostream of one snorkeldaddy….. just click on this photo and you will find yourself traveling as far back as the civil war… now how is that for time travel.. most wonderful i would say…!

Thank you snorkeldaddy for sharing this gem as well as all the other wonderful material you have in your photostream….. tiandra..

old plymouth, Newfoundland

old plymouth, Newfoundland, originally uploaded by A. Wallis.

See where this picture was taken

Thank you A Wallis for sharing this gem with us… your entire photo-stream is so very interesting… love the back end click of this Plymouth… especially since it is clicked in Newfoundland.. this adds an even greater intrigue for me… Newfoundland… although i have only been there one time.. holds a charm in my mind which is almost sacred… its hard to explain… but i think it has to do with how gentle the people of the land are.. the great hospitality extended one who takes time to visit the rock….

again… thank you for sharing… tiandra…

Pan American “Carribean Clipper” 1930s

Pan American “Carribean Clipper” 1930s, originally uploaded by born1945.

Pan American “Carribean Clipper” 1930s

This aircraft is a Sikorsky S-40 “Flying Forest.” Sikorsky made 3 of these aircraft for Pan Am. They were used on the Miami to Panama run in the 1930s.

Thank you born1945 for sharing this gem with us… tiandra..

Steam Engine Train circa 1910

Steam Engine Train circa 1910, originally uploaded by meagain625.

Steam Engine Train circa 1910

Found this little beauty in a stack of old pics taken right around the time my grandmother was adopted. (Debbie)

Debbie this is such a classic photo of an old stream engine… i just have to post it… some how it reminds me of the old TV show.. petticoat junction… big smile..

Thank you Debbie for sharing this gem with us… tiandra..

The Business Man

The Business Man, originally uploaded by vintagephoto.

The Business Man

I really enjoy this one: Depicted is an obviously successful guy – just before The Depression (backside dated July 1929). I am really trying to figure out the roles each person played. The Boss can be clearly identified.

But who is the happy woman – like a servant – placed behind the hood of the car? An unusual pose. Is she his wife? Or indeed a servant ? Unlikely. When I look at her face, I see her contemplating I am not in front, but it is a good spot where life has put me in where I can enjoy prosperity from the second row.

Are the people on the left their children and spouses? Note how they are standing close to each other, while the arms of Mr.Boss have created more space for him. The woman on the left also stands out. Not only because of her size, but because her dress is much less fashionable than the other women. The most sexy girls are the ones close to Mr.Boss – that ultra-stylish hat from the 20’s, amazing!

I am wondering what finally happened to them in fall 1929? Could Mr Boss escape his economical fate and turned up even more successful after the stock market crash? Or did he have to sell his big house, his car and order his wife to get out behind her hiding space and join him to the West?

The car still remains to be identified – we should be thankful to the happy lady in the second row that she stepped behind so this task is now easier for us. Agree Jay El?
(vintagephoto)

Thank you vintagephoto for sharing this treasure with us.. tiandra…

….DK Baird 1950

DK Baird 1950, originally uploaded by meagain625.

DK Baird 1950

Cousin DK. I love this picture for so many reasons!….(meagain)

Now here is an ever so sweet photo….ahhhh yes… a splash in the tub… big smile… not much room for the rubber duck in this tub.. but it has water and what little munchkin does not like water…

meagain… interesting the milk jug and the old wringer washer… this photo looks like it was clicked out on the porch of a farm house…

Thank you meagain for sharing this treasure with us.. tiandra…

1942 chrysler and Bonnie Blinked

1942 chrysler and Bonnie Blinked, originally uploaded by anyjazz65.

1942 chrysler and Bonnie Blinked

I had to look a long time to find this car. I finally found one picture using google that identified it as a 1942 Chrysler.

It is probably a brand new car. It was purchased at Kavarno motors in California. Unusual name. Google found an Isak Kavarno who imigrated from Norway and worked for General Motors in Santa Barbara, California.

And Bonnie or maybe Mabel, blinked… She was dressed nice though. Pin-stiripe suit and strappy high heels. She is probably a little upset right now. She doesn’t know whether her boyfriend is taking a picture of her or his new car. I think she’s a bit miffed.

Her boyfriend smoothes it out though and 20 odd years later Lennon and McCartney will write a song about it…”Baby, you can drive my car.”

recycle 193
(anyjazz65)

Thank you anyjazz65 for sharing this treausre with us… great read.. lots of very interesting information… thank you from all of us who enjoy this… tiandra..

C.C. King circa 1916

C.C. King circa 1916, originally uploaded by meagain625.

C.C. King circa 1916

This was sent to me by second cousin, his mother was my grandfather’s sister. I am adding a portion of the email he used to describe this:
“My Great Grandfather on his son-in-law’s Harley Davidson at my Grandfather’s farm here in Wilson County. My brother Billy lives there now .” (Wilson County TX).
“We couldn’t figure out why the bike stood upright with him sitting there but have seen pictures since that shows a side car. He lost his right arm from as a result of a gun shot wound in the Civil war, and yes, he fought for the South. However, I believe some of our relatives fought on the other side too.”
Pretty good description, I can’t add more than that…
(meagain625)

meagain… again this one is such a classic.. i so enjoy the information you add with each of you posts… this one even has civil war information and so forth… i am going to have lots of fun plucking gems from you photostream to share with others… you are so delightful..

Thank you meagain625 for sharing this treasure.. tiandra..

J.A. Varnon & Son Blacksmith

J.A. Varnon & Son Blacksmith, originally uploaded by meagain625.

J.A. Varnon & Son Blacksmith

(Borrowed from my cousin, Rob Richardson)
This is the birthplace of my mother and grandfather. Many of the Reed, Richardson, and King relatives were born and still live there, though it’s proximity to San Antonio has contributed to a big boost in population. The family history revolves around this little farming community.
Thriving business in Floresville TX circa 1907. I believe those are telegraph poles in the background. It looks like the sign was pretty new, has a different shade than the building, which does not look new.
(meagain625)

Meagain… great write up… this one is awesome to study.. lots of interesting family history… i agree with you.. the sign does look new and the building much older…. this one is a real treasure..

Thank you meagain625 for sharing this gem with us… tiandra…

A new set of radials!

A new set of radials!, originally uploaded by anyjazz65.

A new set of radials!

Leaving the Goodyear tire store. (upper right)

(anyjazz65)

I found this gem in anyjazz65’s photostream…. great click..!

i am not sure what make this beauty is.. but over time i am sure we will get a visit from somebody who knows….

Thank you anyjazz65 for sharing this treasure with us… tiandra…

winsteads camera delivery

winsteads camera delivery, originally uploaded by bunaen.

The photo was most likely taken by one of the Winstead Brothers (the proprietors) or by my Dad, the nephew and son of the Winstead Brothers)…….(bunaen)

You just have to love these classic photos…. so many wonderful adventures in life have been had by us… most delightful..

Thank you bunaen for sharing this treasure with us… tiandra…

….Information needed

Information needed, originally uploaded by Frank Lavigne.

Thank you Frank Lavigne for sharing this photo with us… it does not look like the driver many have fair-ed to well in this accident… i took a read on some of the comments under this photo in Franks photostream.. i would agree… it looks bad for the anyone who was in this car… it is a very interesting photo… the area and the road… so i have blogged it to see what happens over time as to information that might help…..

After taking some time to look at it myself… i would say the car lost control and rolled over once or twice to come to rest up against the tree in the back ground…. this is my thoughts on the so far…

Thank you Frank Lavingne for sharing… tiandra…

Dad, Grandma Mabel and Walter

Dad, Grandma Mabel and Walter, originally uploaded by opie_jeanne.

Dad, Grandma Mabel and Walter

The Baldwin Park house is visible in the background….(pie jeanne)

Now here is a wonderful classic photograph… i notice a lot of old photos are taken standing in front or beside a car… in this case the house is in the back ground… lots of pride and joy. i see… most delightful…

Thank you opie jeanne for sharing this treasure with us… tiandra….

São Paulo – Praça do Patriarca – c.1930

São Paulo – Praça do Patriarca – c.1930, originally uploaded by Meu Bairro Meu País.

I found this gem in the delightful photostream of Meu Bairro Meu País… love the whole feel of this one.. from the traffic to the buidlings and shdows… wow…

Thank you Meu Bairro Meu País .. for sharing this treasure with us.. tiandra…

…1937 PLYMOUTH (In Color).

1937 PLYMOUTH (In Color)., originally uploaded by Frank Lavigne.

1937 PLYMOUTH (In Color).

20 Cents Brown and 25 Cents The rest. Vintage hand-tinted 5×7 photographs. Guess the car ??….

I just love Frank Lavigne’s photostream… i have gone to visit Frank so many times this weekend… so yes.. Frank you are the third reason i am doing a classic blog… i so want to share some of these wonderful treasures…

Frank.. this one is a real gem.. i have studied it at length…. ohhh.. 7 or 8 times.. now… it gets better each time… and i was thrilled with the first visit… they have their whole life ahead of them… i hope their dreams came true.. i know there are a lot of dark days in life… but if they had a few little ones… who grew up onto wonderful adults… then i would say their dream came true…

Thank you Frank for sharing this treasure with us… tiandra…