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    Posted 5 years ago

    Beantighe
    (10 items)

    The photo is rough, but I love the subject matter. It's set in an old shoe and tack shop; the bright light streaming through the window, two men kind of working and leather scattered about. I expect this was taken in Missouri.

    EDIT: added the fixed photo from Phil's page.

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Postcards move around to larger dealers now usually so it sometimes can be hard to pinpoint where the pic was taken. There used to be places like this in a lot of very small towns, unfortunately they have all disappeared along with so many towns. Great to have a set of these, wonderful !

      The main room pic has been inverted as it was printed backwards - now you can see the SINGER worktable sign spelling clearly. The black man maybe was a hired help, he has such a beautiful composure to him. This photo card is hard to date but the sewing machine may help and may be no later than 1929, much the same as your paver photo. I wonder if these photo cards were done by the same photographer who did the glass plate negatives on your last post !
      I have included a bit of a fix as much as I can manage from a scan from another user on the paver photo on my page.
    2. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      By the way it is easy to revise your posts. Just under the loves on the left of your page is an edit button where photos can be added or deleted and the story can be edited also, in case you did not know that yet.
    3. Beantighe, 5 years ago
      Thanks Phil. This isn't actually a set of cards - I tried to take close ups of the men. I have removed those to prevent confusion! I love the way you all can fix these dirty old photos to give a better idea of what they may have looked like "back in the day." I agree the black man has great composure about him. He's actually my favorite part of the photo. I also love the hanging bridles.

      I have a photo of a group of men having drinks at the tavern I plan to post in a day or two. There is something almost magical about old photos. I love them.
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      You added the picture very well. If you need any help with your photos I do not mind helping you.
    5. Beantighe, 5 years ago
      I appreciate that, Phil. Thank you!
    6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Yes I agree with posting these old pictures and I love to fix them and now they can roam in our minds once more. I love to color a lot of the old black and whites. When I was taking my photos in the 80's mainly, I used b&w film and usually printed them and toned them sepia and then colored them using Dr. Martins Chromographic watercolours. I started to fix this photo as soon as I seen it, that is why only later when I looked at the pics did I notice it was the same picture. Unfortunately it is not clear enough to see what is written on the shoe boxes. The magic of these old postcards is really amazing lke you say, and I like to add that fixing and coloring them adds the importance and allows us have them roam in our minds once more !!~
    7. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 5 years ago
      Amazing photo!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Such a GREAT old photo! Nice work on cleaning it up Phil!!
    9. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Great occupational image.

      These are NOT postcards. The mount dates it from the 1890s- 1910 time period.

      scott
    10. mcheconi mcheconi, 5 years ago
      Hello guys, I found this website today and wanted to share with you photography lovers. It has thousands of early pictures in high resolution. No advertising intended, just found it very useful for research. http://www.shorpy.com/

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