Swift's Ice Cream, Drugs and Liquors…

Sounds like a winning combination to me. Found in a thrift store in Fayetteville, 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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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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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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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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A White Sport Coat

A good guess of the date of this photograph would be late 1950s or early 1960s. This lady with the fabulous hair looks to be the same in the post Lady and Dog. This was part of a large collection of a family found in a thrift store at Eureka Springs in late 2018. No other information provided.

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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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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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