Thanksgiving

I will be back next week. Happy Thanksgiving! Found in a thrift market somewhere in northwest Arkansas.

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Say you talkin’ ’bout your red ripe tomatoes…

More images from a box of slides labeled Newark Park, Moms & Mrs Crawford, Mothers Day, 1965, Trees In Roosevelt Park. Found in a thrift market in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

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November thrift finds

These are images from a box of slides labeled Newark Park, Moms & Mrs Crawford, Mothers Day, 1965, Trees In Roosevelt Park. Found in a thrift market in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

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11 JUL 69

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August 1963

This image is from a box of slides labeled Newark Park, Moms & Mrs Crawford, Mothers Day, 1965, Trees In Roosevelt Park. But as the case usually goes, there are slides mixed in with this particular set dating prior to the label and probably not associated with the title. Looks to be from up north somewhere. Never spent much time up that way so maybe someone who sees this can give me an idea of where it might be. Found in a thrift market in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

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Sassy Mom!

Urban Dictonary describes the hair flip as “The act of flipping one’s hair over one’s shoulder to convey a dismissive sentiment, acknowledge a compliment, or assert one’s sassy nature”. What happened to the covered porch in America? It needs to make a revival. No other information provided. According to Lost Gallery, “This is called a “Deckled” edge print. This is dye cut stock paper for standard prints used by many photo shops in the fifties and sixties”. Found in a thrift store in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

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Just a-doin’ my job, I’m The Highway Patrol.

Macon is a small town in upper northeast Missouri. Close attention shows the gentleman with the officer to have his hand on the patrolman’s gun. The car would likely make this a photograph from the 1930s. Didn’t find much online about the Swansson Drug Store other than this link to a bottle label from that era. Did you know that the famous Elko print was from a store in Kansas City, Missouri? In the 1967 film adaptation of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, the killers purchase a movie camera from an Elko Camera Store. This print was found in a thrift store in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

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Talking with folks…

Yesterday, I was at a thrift market in Prairie Grove, Arkansas and purchased several old photographs. The lady behind the counter made a comment on the photographs being so interesting and how it is a shame that someone would just throw them out or let them go. I agreed. Being a photographer, I have a love and respect for all things old or documentary. But here was my story that I relayed to her.

Back 6 or 7 year ago, my Father had a stroke and was paralyzed. He had all of the family movies and photographs. Long story short…his second wife abandoned him in a nursing home, faked power of attorney with her lunatic neighbor friend, stole everything he had, claimed he was abusive and then, after his passing, spent the next year trying to have a life insurance claim reversed in her favor. She lost that case. She left the state quickly after (the smartest thing she ever did) and was never seen again. She took everything. All our family memories, keepsakes and such were probably pawned or thrown away. Some people are just fucking evil. Pardon my French but this is a very personal subject for me. I despise borderlines, sociopaths, narcissists, histrionics, psychopaths, liars, thieves…whatever you want to call them. I don’t have any sympathy for these horrible people or those who enable them. And this happens so much in our country now, it is having a irreversible effect on our society as a whole.

So, the next time you see a photograph left in a thrift market…remember, someone probably wanted those keepsakes. Maybe.

James Scott Memorial Fountain

Detroit, Michigan. The back has the date May 30, 1949 (*)sle. The asterisk is a tear and not legible but an educated guess would be Belle Isle (a Detroit City Park). Found in a thrift market in Prairie Grove, Arkansas.

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T. A. Manning

T. A. Manning 322 The Pike. Long Beach, California.

The AZO stamp box indicates that the postcard was produced between 1904 and 1918. Hard to believe this card is over 100 years old. Found in a thrift market in Prairie Grove, Arkansas.

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Indianapolis Municipal Airport

Located in Marion County, Indiana. According to internet sources, years of operation were 1930-1955. Looks to be late 1930s or early 1940s. No information provided on back. Found in a thrift shop in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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