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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Jim Firestone and Friends…

Jim Firestone, Doyle, Loyd, Grandpa & Daddy. (Taken in Washington). By the looks of this print, it may be a reprint from a negative or a photographic replication. Why do I say this? The Kodak Electronic Imaging paper stamp on the back. Pretty sure that was a paper that came much later than the original photograph. Date Unknown. Not the most interesting image but it was in a sealed plastic bag with others so it was scanned as well. Found in a thrift market in Springdale, Arkansas.

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Fox Photo 1929

Guaranteed for life. December 1929. A history (Read here) of Fox Photo. Carl Newton began what by 1920 was the largest mail order photofinishing business in the world after purchasing the company from Arthur C. Fox of San Antonio, Texas. Found in a thrift shop in Springdale, Arkansas.

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Houston, we have lift off!

The words “AF Museum” are found on the back of this old photograph. Air Force would be the only explanation that comes to mind. Would like to say this is a 1950s image but it can’t be verified. Found in a thrift store in Rogers, Arkansas.

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The Scimitar

The cars are definitely 1960s and possibly 1970s models. The two old guys, with flags, are both wearing a fez. Hard to tell if this is a parade, a funeral procession or something more nefarious. No other information on the photograph. Found in a thrift store in Northwest Arkansas.

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Elderberry Inn

The Elderberry Inn – K.C. Steer Steak Dinners. I searched for information on the internet about this place but like the photograph itself, it provided no clue(s) to the origins of this image. Do you know? Close inspection reveals the dark dressed woman bottle feeding a deer. Looks to be the 1940s. Found in a thrift store in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Danger…Keep Out

This well behaved youngster takes their job seriously by guarding what looks to be a greenhouse or possibly a zoo exhibit with a double-barrel shotgun. “Fritz” won’t be stealing any of our state secrets as long as this whippersnapper has a say in the matter. I’m presuming this is somewhere around the 1940s. No other information is provided on the image. Found in a thrift store in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Have a drink on me…

This very responsible young man relaxes after a long day with a good strong drink and a fag. Probably late 1940s or early 1950s. No information provided on the back. Found in a thrift shop in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Fashion Sense

One of the more impressive images I’ve obtain. Just guessing, but it would not be a stretch to say this dress is a cultural symbol of her heritage. A stunning embroidered coat/dress that shows the craftsmanship of it’s day. Suitable dress for a prim and proper lady. Date is unknown but it appears older than most. No information was provided on this photograph. Found in a thrift shop in Tontitown, Arkansas.

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Current events

A very well dressed young man catches up on all the daily news by relaxing in his favorite chair with the newspaper. How times have changed. No information provided on back. Date unknown. Found in a thrift store in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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