Sunday, October 23, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016
This postcard was published by "E. Le Delay, Boulevard de Sebastopol, Paris." Ernest Louis Desire Le Delay was a French photographer. He was born in 1859, and specialized in French and North African landscapes. In 1900, he founded a postcard publishing company that made both photographic and illustrated cards. During World War 1, his company produced a large number of battle scene cards with captions in both French and English. He died in 1917. His sons continued to run the company until 1930, when they declared bankruptcy.
Woodrow Wilson, of course, was President during World War 1. He was the first president to travel outside the United States during his term of office when he attended the Versailles Peace Conference.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
As a rule, I'm not fond of posting sections of photos, but this one is an exception. It's been one of my favorite photos in my collection because of the bicycles in the background, but because it's so faded they're hard to see. Hopefully they'll read on the cropped section.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Saturday, October 15, 2016
It's time to put up another album. Since each page has a number of images, I'll be returning to my usual practice of scanning the whole page to show position, and then an individual scan of each individual photograph. There are a lot of pages in this one, but most of them are blank. Some of the pages have empty corners, or bits of glue and paper, and some of the blank pages are pristine. Even though there aren't all that many pages with actual photographs, I may break up the way I post them, so, I'll label everything The Green Album so that they can all be brought up together.
None of the photos are labeled, so, once again it's conjecture time. I bought this album from an eBay dealer in the mid-west. It's been awhile, so my memory is a bit hazy on where exactly, but I do remember it was great plainsish. Of course, photos and albums travel. Sometimes with people as they move around the country, and sometimes, through the mail, from one friend or family member to another.
There's one thing we can be sure of, these beach side photos weren't taken around the great lakes. Take a good look in the first photo. There's a palm tree behind our lounging lady. I've been all around Florida, and I don't remember any bluff side beaches, so I think California is a pretty good bet, but not near any of the cities. Even when these were taken, Los Angeles, Long Beach, south bay, Orange County, and San Diego were all developed and crowded. Perhaps a bit further north near Oxnard, Ventura, or Santa Barbara.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
I've still got a few of these left, but this is going to the last I'll be posting for awhile. Yes, the colors are really that bad on the original print.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
I'm a huge fan of old movies, and I'm sure I've seen some long forgotten character actor that looks just like this guy. Anyway, before these vague memories from late night television entered my mind, I was going to write that I've never seen a hand tinted photo of a man that didn't look like he was wearing makeup, in this case, a light pink lipstick and a bit of blush. Not a good look for a man.