Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Ninety-Nine Bottles Of Beer On The Table

Foster Brooks will be stopping by later in the evening.

Sunday, August 28, 2005


There are two "ghosts" in the photo below. Can you see them?

Friday, August 26, 2005

Just For Fun!

The television is an early Motorola.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

As It Is Today!

Ookpik's Negativity is pleased to announce a new feature called
"As It Is Today!" The feature will not only show vintage negatives where the subject has been identified but also include a picture of how the subject appears today.

The first "As It Is Today!" is the Detroit Zooligical Park's Train.
The train serviced the zoo from 1931 until 1948. At that time it was replaced by a more streamlined train.

Here is how the train looked in approximately 1940.

As It Is Today!

Friday, August 19, 2005

Where Is/Was This?

Does anyone know where this U.S. Navy hangar is/was located?
I have been told that it was part of the Naval Air Station at Grosse Ile, Michigan but have no idea of that is correct.

Thanks to an anonymous poster for verifying that the building in the picture is indeed part of the U.S. Naval Air Station at Grosse Ile, Michigan. The Naval Air Station Grosse Ile (NASGI) operated from 1927 until 1969 when it was turned over to Grosse Ile Township for use as a municipal airport. If you would like to learn more about NASGI please click here.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Autographed Car

Does anyone know anything about this "Autographed Car?"
The car was signed by the "Stars of Hollywood" and supposedly driven to the 1939 New York World's Fair.

Thanks to Chuck Pinney for providing the history of the “Autographed Car.” Chuck wrote the following:

My dad first told me the story about that car earlier tonight. You see, my grandfather was one of the Pinney Brothers, Chuck Pinney. He and my great-uncle (I believe his name was Jack) had purchased the car for a mere $13 dollars while working in Connecticut. They decided that they wanted to travel across the country to see Hollywood, so they took this beater car across the country. With only two pairs of clothes and this car to sleep in, they drove across the country. When they reached Hollywood, they encountered an actor they recognized (I can't remember his name, I don't recall 1930's celebrities), and they asked for an autograph. They realized, however, that they didn't have a pen or paper. Fortunately, they did have white paint, and chose simply to have the actor sign their car. They continued doing this until the car became a bit of a legend in Hollywood, to where all the major celebrities wanted to sign the car and place their mark on it. The movie studios soon talked to them, and convinced them to drive the car on a sort of tour on their way back to Connecticut. They drove across the country, showing the car off at the various major movie theaters. My dad left out the part about the World's Fair, but it makes sense. In any case, they went back to Connecticut for school, and left the car on their mother's farm. Not long after, however, World War II began. My great-uncle Jack was sent to Guadalcanal, where he ended up dying. My grandfather flew in the Aleutian Islands, near Alaska. Their mother (my great-grandmother) wrote my grandfather about the car, asking what should be done with it. At the time, scrap metal was desperately needed for the war effort, and unfortunately the autographed car was chopped up.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

What Is This Man Doing?

Does anyone know what this man is doing? What kind of equipment is that?

Several posters agree that this is some type of photo shoot. The camera on the tripod is a large format type, possibly a Graflex 4x5. The case for the camera as well as the sheet fim holder case can be seen on the table.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

What Is This Man Doing?

Does anyone know what this man is doing? My guess is he is operating some type of Ham radio.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Back In The Day

A 1970's picture of me.

Monday, August 08, 2005


Butthead takes a photo of his good friend Beavis.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Just For Fun!

Hang on Snoopy, hang on!

Saturday, August 06, 2005

What Kind Of Car Is That?

Does anyone know what kind of car this is? The car appears to be from the late 1920's or early 1930's.

Lee from Florida has idientified the car as a 1930 Plymouth.

Friday, August 05, 2005

What Kind Of Boat Is That?

What kind of boat is being built here?

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Did You Unplug The Iron?

Is this what happens when you forget to unplug the iron?
The iron looks like something out of a Salvador Dali painting.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

What/Where Is This Building?

Does anyone know what this building is or where it is located?
I assume it is some type of cathederal.

The building is the Canadian Parliament and is located in Ottawa.
Thanks to Dave from Ottawa for the identification!