Iron Works and Style…

Always amazed at the style during America’s prime. Things had an elegance about them that is all but gone, for the most part, these days. Built to last and made here in America. We had a lot of pride in our craftsmen, laborers and designers. Maybe it will make a comeback. Date unknown but it is an older one. Found in a thrift store in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

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1512 “somewhere” street

Come Springtime, looks as if Granny needs to tend to the flower garden. My grandmother’s house had the same false brick, shingle type “siding” on it. No other information provided. Found in a thrift store in Eureka Springs, 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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