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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It Never Rains In…Tustin, California?

The image is not skewed in any way. A poorly manufactured print, this happened on occasion in those days. I’m guessing with a certain degree of confidence this is 1930s. Here is the real mystery – What the words actually say on the back of the photograph. The second-to-last letter is defiantly an “o” but was this a grammar error on part of the author? The closest city, area or what-not found was Tustin, California. A real Scooby Doo mystery. Jeenkies! Found in a thrift shop in Eureka Springs, 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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Winter Wonderland

It won’t be long until Old Jack Frost makes an appearance. I’m hoping for a hard Winter here in Northwest Arkansas. The frilled edges and attire of the boy leads one to believe this was taken in the 1940s or early 1950s. But since there isn’t anything on the back of the photograph, it is only a guess. The object to the left looks like a very large flagpole? This group of photos are from up north somewhere. It never grows tiring looking at the houses from that era. Just beautiful. We need more steps and service porches today. Found in a thrift market in Lincoln, 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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Children are creepy

Nothing is more unnerving than children in creepy masks. At first, I believed this to be Raggedy Ann masks but now I’ve been told they are Little Lulu masks. It is very unusual to find photographs this interesting in junk and thrift shops. One of my favorites. Look at those two-tone shoes. No information provided on the back. Date unknown. Found in a thrift store in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Unknown Tunnel

I tried to enhance the image and make out the wording above the tunnels but was not successful. Any ideas? Leave a comment. No information provided on the back of the image. Probably 1960s. Found in a thrift store in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

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Mountain Overlook

Probably 1940s? I’m still trying to identify the models of the vehicles. If you have any ideas, please comment below. This picture really reminds you of the vastness of the country before over-population became such an issue. No information provided on the back of the card. Found in a thrift shop in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Lady and Dog

1950s or early 1960s. No information on back. This was part of a large collection of a family found in a thrift store at Eureka Springs in late 2018. Gotta love that hair. This lady had quite a few pets.

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