Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Welcome Allison Rose!

Ookpik has become "Uncle Ookpik" for the second time!
Allison Rose entered the world today at 5:02 A.M.
The photo appears to be from the 1930's.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Just Push This Button.....

A little girl receiving her first lessons in photography. I bet she would be surprised to learn that any pictures she may have taken that day are now known as "vernacular photography" and may appear in a "photo blog" somewhere on the "internet." The photo is from the 1940's.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

North American International Auto Show

The North American International Auto Show was held this past week in Detroit. The show is now a "big deal" but when I was a kid it was simply known as "the new car show." The car in the photo is a 1939 Dodge.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Mystery Toy

Can anyone identify the riding toy in the picture? I played with a much newer model as a kid but never knew the proper name for the toy. For you antique car buffs, the car at the extreme left of the photo is an early Chrysler. The photo is from approximately 1925.

Thanks to Jane for identifying the toy as an Irish Mail. If you would like to learn more about the history and development of Irish Mails, please click here.

Monday, January 08, 2007

How Much Is That Ship In The Window?

Unusual view of a passing ship. The photo is from the 1940's.