Where a glimpse into yesterday may not be what you think it is.
When do you suppose this photo below was taken?
Do you believe it's an authentic Pennsylvania Central airplane?
Does anything look Photoshopped to you?
At the Library of Congress photos division they describe it as being taken on August 31, 1937 with Lois Beal (Michigan's Peach Queen) delivering a basket of fruit to the White House from her home town of Romeo, Michigan.
It appears staged to me, but I may be wrong.
While Sepia Saturday is flying into the topic of "Flight/airplanes" we'll be gliding through something else. Please come soar with me!
We begin with this photo -Greetings from Lieutenant Bill Wilson (holding a Jerrican)posing by an airplane with a group of local people, Dijon, France 1944 - Photograph courtesy of Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. and photo by Wilson R. Wilson on mount.
It was Little Nell who gave this theme to Alan at Sepia Saturday.
But..... our eagle has done more than land.
He's mysterious like that and he has taken a bit of a detour and landed elsewhere this Saturday. I hope you don't mind.
Once upon a time, long ago or not so long, you must be the judge....a photographer happened by.
Out at the Ozark Mill, Charlie Burton a nine year old lad, grew tired of his "sweepin' job" at the other mill so his mother got him a new sweeping job pictured here. His sister (pictured quite happy) was 14 years old and she had been spinning for 6 years, making 50 cents a day. The boys were making 60 cents a day (of course) at their first sweeping job. They never mentioned if they got a raise with their new job.
Photo was taken at Gastonia, North Carolina, in November of 1908.
Do you believe this was really taken in 1908? Pretty much so, although what do you think about Charlie's (extremely) white shoe laces, and is the siding on the house, questionable?
What about this photo? Recent or from the past?
Truthfully, it was an extremely "hot" day, and this is not a doll, she's my daughter, quietly sitting on my lap, in August of 1988 just a week before her baby brother was born. Our photo was taken from the Old-Time-Photo Shop at Valley Fair Amusement Park.
What do you think about this one?
Even when something appears to be what you believe you are looking at, it isn't always the case.
Hint: I shot this photo a couple of weeks ago....
So, YES! It's a remake of another time of "child pin setters" back before they were replaced by automatic pin setters.
Do you suppose they got to bowl for free?
I can tell you this is a photo taken on December 20, 1909 by Lewis Wickes Hine, of boys working in Arcade Bowling Alley, Trenton, N.J. and on file at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Prints and Photos.
Another photo I took while passing by a local restaurant in Edina, Minnesota.
I just knew where I could find another photo just like it.
This "Library of Congress" photograph was taken, at the Trenton Bowling Alley in New Jersey.
Absolutely, the mystery of when and where the photos I recently took were answered by the photos on file at the Library of Congress.
Truth be told, I could hardly wait to pull up the photos from the Library of Congress. As I snapped each photo I just knew where they came from!
Last, I'll say straight away, that this photo was taken sometime in the 1990's.
....and just so you know, it had been a wild and crazy day of extreme rides!
Valley Fair, a few years later, with my daughter and my youngest son, again at the Old-Photo-Shop.
Beware fighting against this boy!
If you want to fly your own plane go right ahead. Bring them here.
Do stop by Little Nell's blog too, she sponsored the airplane-flight theme and can be found here