Sunday, February 3, 2013
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Thursday, January 31, 2013
Great image of a logging team from West River, Nova Scotia. This type of Velox real photo postcard dates from 1909-1914. Luckily the date is pinpointed by a previous owner who wrote the actual date on the cards reverse. Front of the card shows some nice examples of period work shirts.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Here's another recent addition to my collection of real photo postcards showing work crews. Great example of clothing and hats. Looks like the third guy in from the right on the bottom is missing part of his ring finger. This card was produced by Cyko and dates from 1906 to 1915
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Great image of an integrated work crew from the early 1900s. Unfortunately this postcard was not used and does not have a stamp box to help date it. It's pretty cool to see that the white worker with the pipe has his arm around the black worker next to him. Something like this probably wasn't the norm during this time period.