Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Requested By: Julia

Julia requested: "Amusement parks, carnivals, circuses...."

Balancing acts! Lions! Tigers! And more!! I believe these are photos from the Shrine Circus, which was held for many years at the State Fairgrounds in Detroit, Michigan. As I child, I attended this circus several times. The pictures are from the late 1940's.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Requested By: Becky

Becky requested: "I'd love to see some typical teens of the mid-sixties.. perhaps some Beatlemaniacs?"

While not quite a teen, this guy certainly seems to be a Beatlemaniac. If this photo looks familiar, that is because it was previously posted on Swapatorium.

So with that in mind, here is a "never before seen until now" photo.

Three teen girls hanging out with their 1960 Chevrolet.
Wonder wich one is Becky? The photo is from 1963.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Any Requests?

Does anyone have a certain type of picture they would like to see? If so, make a request!

Friday, August 25, 2006

Tin Lizzie

The Model T, affectionately known as the "Tin Lizzie," was designed by Henry Ford and built by the Ford Motor Company from 1908 until 1927. At one time 9 out of every 10 cars in the world was a Model T! The production line allowed for the cars to be built quickly and in the late 1920's a new one could be purchased for less than $300! The photo is from the 1920's.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Kids n Kittens

The kid's outfits as well as their hairstyles are a site to behold!
I wonder why they went out of style? The photo is from the 1920's.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Here Birdie, Birdie!

The cat appears to have selected an excellent "hiding" spot in order to catch birds. The girl looks to be sporting an early Princess Leia hairstyle. The photo is from the 1940's.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Backyard Fun

A boy and girl along with their stern looking father are pictured
in the backyard amongst their playthings. The toy in front of the children is a Buddy L steam shovel. The photo is from the 1920's.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


A man is shown inspecting a burned down building. Only the flag pole remains. What kind of building was it? I don't know. Do you? The photo is from the 1940's.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Gone Fishin'

Looks like Dad has taken the family fishing. Wonder if he is using the Banjo Minnow? The photo is from the 1940's.

Saturday, August 12, 2006


The tractor in the photo is a Cletrac. Cletracs were made by the Cleveland Tractor Company. The photo is from the 1940's.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Looking For Adventure

Looks like this little boy is getting ready to take his bike on a "Big Adventure." If anyone knows what kind of bike this is, I would appreciate the information. The car is a 1955 Chevrolet.

Friday, August 04, 2006


Who says that ladies don't like a good looking car? The car is a 1936 Plymouth Convertible Coupe. The photo is from the 1940's.