April 1971

Very odd looking place. Can’t tell if it is a wedding, theater, an entertainment or religious event. Location unknown. Carousel Slide Tray Box says “Hinsdale“. Presume that is Hinsdale, Illinois. This was from 1 of 2 complete carousels. Every slide is square. Not sure if that is 35mm or another format. Found in a antique shop outside of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

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How can you not like this?

Looks like kitty has determined that potted plant is now a litter box. Not a bad photograph considering direct flash and all. No other information provided. Date unknown. Found in a thrift store in Eureka Springs, 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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Baptist Mission

Although I think a majority of people were descent folks and thought they were doing the right thing, it still breaks your heart to see images from the past where very powerful people wanted to erase the native peoples culture and roots. Never was much for religion myself. 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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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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Stone Mountain Grocery 1954

Aesthetically, a very good photograph. Focused, rich in tone and contrast. You don’t find many photographs that are this nice. If one looks closely, they will see a small baby doll between the fuel pumps. Found in a thrift market in Springdale, Arkansas. No information provided other than what can be seen on the front. One Dollar for 3.5 gallons of fuel! There seems to be a Stone Mountain “neighborhood” just east of Fayetteville that may have been a township type thing back in the day. Other than that, all that can be found with a search of the internet is – of course – Stone Mountain, Georgia. I’m sure there are hundreds of “Stone Mountains” throughout the country. The world may never know.

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