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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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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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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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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MAGDEBURG – IMO 5217036

If I’m not mistaken, this ship is the MS Magdeburg. This web page has some very good information on this vessel here. Looks as if it was a German cargo ship that was manufactured in 1952 and decommissioned in 1971? Ah, the internet. What an amazing thing. A 35mm slide, probably mid-to-late 1960s, found in a thrift store in Tontitown, 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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Granny Goes Fishing

I wasn’t able to make out the words before the date on this one. Can’t tell if it is a name of a town or the individual. Could be March, as in the month. Obviously, the date was 1963. Anyway, looks like Granny slayed a mess of Crappie…and thems good eatin’. Found in a thrift shop in Lincoln, 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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1937 Stinson Reliant “Gull Wing”

I’m pretty sure this is a Stinson Reliant “Gull Wing”. If not, please let me know. Probably 1930s or 1940s. Found in a thrift store in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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