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…

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Mom & Dad at Disneyland (1956)

Mom & Dad at Disneyland (1956), originally uploaded by candyruth.

This was within the first year Disneyland opened and boy were we all excited! We lived only about 25 miles away, and it was the favorite place to go for birthdays (my sister and I could each bring one friend for such occasions) and to take visiting relatives. It’s still one of my favorites!… (candyruth)

Wow candyruth… this is such a wondeful vintage photo.. clicked in the first year Disneyland opened up.. wow… so very interesting i must say… thank you candyruth 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..

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…

….1945

1945, originally uploaded by LinBow.

1945

My father took the original picture, this is the best it gets as far as blurriness. Does anyone know what building this might be?…(LinBow)

(INFORMATION NEEDED)

LinBow has asked us if we might know anything about this photo…

what i can offer for now is this… it looks to be taken after the war in Germany… this i am not even sure of… but we will keep our eyes open for anything i find that might look like this LinBow… or maybe some one will drop into the blog who knows…

Thank you LinBow for sharing this special photo… tiandra..

My Uncle, Dr. David Graham

My Uncle, Dr. David Graham, originally uploaded by mrwaterslide.

My Uncle, Dr. David Graham

Well, he was David Graham then. Later on he was Dr. David E. Graham, of Spruce Pine, Charlotte, Goldsboro, and Matthews (those are all in North Carolina, for you outlanders.) He was the most curious combination of extreme orneriness and extreme intelligence that I have ever met. My Uncle. My mother’s beloved brother (she
has two other brothers, and they are beloved too, but David was the oldest of the boys(the two girls came first), and I think that made a difference.) He was Phi Beta Kappa at Carolina, and then he went on to get his medical degree at the University of Maryland (I’m a bit hazy on some of these facts). He loved the Tarheels and he loathed the Terps. He told me they had a tank of nitrous in a closet off the delivery room in the hospital in Baltimore where he did his residency, and the boys would be in there whiffing on it right before they stepped back into the room to deliver the babies. I don’t think he was making that up. One time he stopped the car (with a bunch of nephews riding along) and said he had to go down this trail (we were up in the mountains) and see his moonshiner. I think he was making that up—he probably just had to take a leak.
He did have moonshine, though—patients gave it to him. He would shake it up and show you by the bead whether it was good or not.
Once, when he was much older, when the Alzheimer’s was just setting in, he asked my mother to take him to the “girly” bar (that’s probably not the word he used). And my mother, who is quite a genteel lady, took him in the car and they set out on a quest to find the “girly” bar. But when they got to where he thought it was, it wasn’t there anymore.
He let us (the sons, the nephews) puff the “see-gars” and sip the beers. He paid
me a quarter one time to let a llama at the Columbus zoo spit in my face a second time. I probably wanted the quarter, but more, I wanted to humor him.
He had a ferocious temper and he was capable of being extremely profane. He was, I think, the ultimate instigator. He loved a beautiful sunset—I think he could feel it in his soul.
I’m sure there are ten thousand stories about my Uncle David, and it saddens me that I only know a few of them. He was the Platonic ideal of the preacher’s kid.
I would imagine that almost everyone who knew him misses him.

(story by mrwaterslide)

mrwaterslide.. this was a great short story… i so enjoyed it.. its a classic unto itself… thank you for sharing this treasure with us… 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…

Uncle Elmer Lamb’s 1934 truck fleet+

Uncle Elmer Lamb’s 1934 truck fleet+, originally uploaded by Uncle Jerry in Golden Valley, AZ.

Uncle Elmer Lamb’s 1934 truck fleet+

My Uncle was doing fairly well during the depression. He drove trucks to KY coal mines & loaded up & sold it in Dayton Ohio. That way he cut out a couple of middlemen & could sell for less….(Uncle Jerry in Golden Valley)….

Thank you Uncle Jerry in Golden Valley for sharing this gem 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…

….SP – 1947

SP – 1947, originally uploaded by Meu Bairro Meu País.

SP – 1947

Ladeira junto ao Hotel Esplanada, no vale do Anhangabaú. (Meu Bairro Meu País )

Thank You… Meu Bairro Meu País… for sharing this treasure.. 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…