Saturday, February 2, 2013

Get Inspired! Inspiration Vol.4: Upgrade!

It's that time of the year again. Time to get inspired at Rin Tanaka's Inspiration Vol.4: Upgrade! For more information click here. I look forward to seeing old friends and the new ones I've made over the past year.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Silver Saddle Western Jeans Pocket Flasher

Pocket flasher for Silver Saddle Western Jeans made by Blue Anchor, Incorporated in New York. A quick search of the company and brand online didn't come up with any information.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

1909 West River, Nova Scotia Logging Team Real Photo Postcard

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

Circa 1906-1915 Cyko Real Photo Postcard with Work Crew

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

Early 1900s Integrated Work Crew Real Photo Postcard

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.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Circa 1905 A.R. Churchman Workers Cabinet Photo

Cabinet photo showing two unidentified workers taken by A.R. Churchman of New Rockford, North Dakota. The photo is from circa 1905 because that is the year Churchman was working in New Rockford.