The happy couple…

The AZO stamp box indicates that the postcard was produced between 1904 and 1918. No other information provided. 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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Narrow Fellow in the Grass…

A Polaroid of some kind. Looks more like the Spectra version but I’m not enough of an aficionado in those matters. Never had a bite from a rattlesnake or a cottonmouth but I’ve been on the receiving end of several copperhead bites. They say the rattlers make you down right sick. Hope I never find out. Date unknown. Found in a thrift store in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

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Missions of Conversion…

The light leaks, fading and overall look of the slide makes this incredibly surreal. The unfinished building adds to the sense of anxiety. Somewhere out West. No other information available at this time. 35mm slide. 1960s. Found in a junk shop in Summers, 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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Ronnie Talk To Russia…

Found this Soviet era booklet in a thrift market in Springdale, Arkansas recently. There was a large collection of books and materials on mathematics, engineering and botany all from Russian. Most were pretty boring but a couple had some nice illustrations in them. Along with photographs, I collect anything with illustrations, graphics or photography. I’ll be scanning a few in the future and posting them here.

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Phillips 66

Reminds me of long-gone days as a child where I would pump gas, check oil and clean windshields at my old man’s gas station. Found in a thrift market in Springdale, Arkansas.

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Stand By Your Man…

He certainly looks like a feller you wouldn’t wanna cross. This is an 8×10….yes, an 8×10. How could I not pick this up? The only thing that could make this “treasure-of-a-find” any better would be a gold foiled Olan Mills stamp on it. But, I guess we can’t have everything. Found and quickly purchased in a thrift store in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

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Holding Regiment

Confederate Cemetery Aug 55. Almost positive this was taken in Fayetteville, Arkansas. No other information provided. Found in a thrift market in Springdale, Arkansas.

In the Battle of Prairie Grove in Northwest Arkansas, there were over 2,500 casualties between Union and Confederate troops.

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American Wapiti or Elk

Currently getting a frame for this old postcard. The scan doesn’t do it justice. A beautiful work of art. No idea of the date but has to be pretty old. I Googled the street and just a remote side road comes up. The funny thing, there is no stamp or postmark. So, it was never sent?

1100-American Wapiti or Elk (Cow Elk). A product of NOBLE, inc. A Rembrant Post Card.

Friday
Dear Anita
Well here I am again. At the present time we are headed for a place about 20 miles from Philmont. Where we will spend the night. This morning we went through some of the clift (dwellings) around Mesa Verde. Love (Joy or Jay)

Anita Sullivan
200 Brunswick
Ponca City
Oklahoma