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Posted 3 years ago

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packrat-pl…
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Here are a few more items I picked up this weekend. I am no expert on the subject, but these appear to be some kind of counter card. They could also have been advertising items for W. J. Bell, U. S. official Landscape & Portrait Photographer, which is on the back of one. The last photo is what is on the back of the first photo, and it is the locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
I bought them mainly because I find the subject matter fascinating and the price was right.
enjoy

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Great photos!

    The first one is a cabinet card. The photographer would mark their cards on the back or front (sometimes both sides) to advertise who made the image. On more personal cards of people, photographers also marked the images. The photographers usually retained the negatives, so additional photos could be ordered later.

    Scott
  2. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    AR8Jason & scottvez, thank you both very much for the info, fascinating! Now I can put a story to the photo.
  3. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    Thank you very much for your kind words BELLIN68
  4. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    Thank you very much walksoftly, miKKoChristmas11 & mrmajestic1
  5. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 3 years ago
    Do you know what kind of vessel that is in the locks? Is it an early tanker?
  6. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    I do not know, however, I bet AR8Jason will know.
  7. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    I believe the bus in photo #2, was built by The American Sight-Seeing Car and Coach Company.

    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~scwhite/Automobiles.html
    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~scwhite/AmericanSightSeeingCar02.jpg
  8. Militarist Militarist, 3 years ago
    The ship is what was known as a "Whale Back" and there were also passenger versions in the early 1900's
  9. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    Early detractors of the design called it a "pig boat." It was designed by Captain Alexander McDougall in 1887

    link to article

    http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/dtc-shared/about-duluth-trading-company/notes-from-the-field/whaleback-outerwear-story/whaleback-outerwear-story.aspx

    That photo is an amazing piece of history on the Great Lakes, love it.
  10. sayer34, 3 years ago
    packrat-pl... Thanks for sharing your recent finds with us-I have spent many hours fishing the St.Mary River with my Dad-seen many freighters upbound and down bound-the current in the river was always swift and the fishing was always good.Little more security around the Soo Locks than there was a few years ago.
  11. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    sayer34,
    Thank you very much for your interest and I am glad you enjoyed them.
  12. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    Thank you very much Brian-curious
  13. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    Thank you very much walksoftly & Militarist for your input. I have learned quite a lot from this post.
  14. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    So have I, I didn't know whaleback's existed until yesterday.

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