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Posted 7 years ago

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This circa 1902 image features a Doctor displaying the tools of his trade.

On the table are an early stethoscope and an elaborate brass microscope. I really like the casual display of the human skull with a hat on it!

Additionally, behind the doc is an old print or painting of a similar scene-- a skull on a book with a stethoscope.

The image is identified on the back to a doctor in Texas.

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks for looking at my added photos tlmbaran.

  2. cogito cogito, 7 years ago
    Very cool. I wonder what the framed cut out thing is on the wall?
  3. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks cogito. The framed cut outs are actually photographs of men. Maybe some sort of fraternal or professional organization where he had membership.

  4. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 7 years ago
    Love It! Is this a photograph glued on black paper or cardboard? I've been finding old Albums in my Grandmothers attic with CDV's glued onto the black paper. Sometimes the albums only have the first few pages used, and I'd like to consolidate them or frame some of the photos, but am not sure how...I am hesitant to pull off or rip or cut pages. Any advive?
  5. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 7 years ago
    My Mom went thru a lot of the albums and pried off the photos that she wanted, or ripped out newspaper clippings & postcards, now there are rips and tears with gaps in the albums, and it really bothers me, I hate flipping thru and seeing all of the carnage she left behind, I feel that it was selfish/greedy and very disrespectful of her to carve apart these Albums that were so time consumingly put together with so much consideration and love and spanned from the 1880's - 1940's. I've considered maybe starting over and putting all into new albums, but that dosn't feel right. Any advice or ideas?
  6. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    My photo is mounted to thicker cardstock-- typical mounting of the period.

    I hate to give advice on your family albums, but Iknow what I'd to if they were mine. I would organize in a way that best preserves the original integrity of the item. I wouldn't feel bad about getting rid of mount pages missing the photographs or clippings since they don't add to the story.

    Also as you reorganize, I wouldn't do anything that cannot be reversed (no glue or acetate). If you have particular photos that you want to frame, make a copy and put it in the appropriate place in the album with an annotation on the original being framed.

  7. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks bellin.

  8. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 7 years ago
    Oh, you are a clever one! I cannot believe I didn't think of making replacement copy...
    I was happy to see some albums can be taken apart w/ two screws & the really older ones w/ string, then I can discard unwanted mount pages and put back together nice and tidy...And I promise, no glue, no acetate!
    Thank-you so much for taking the time to answer my questions. It is a great relief to have your advice and opinion. I am very grateful!
  9. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Glad to help-- good luck with the project.

    Cleaning them up will help to preserve them and future generations will see them as something that was cherished and meant to be saved.

  10. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks rocker.

  11. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks amazing, crabby and packrat.

  12. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks for looking walksoftly.

  13. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks bratjdd, amphora and Purdy.

  14. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks tom.

  15. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks cultcha and pat!

  16. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks for looking buss!

  17. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks for looking brunswick.


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