Sunday, December 16, 2012

Found Photo - Larry and Jim

I hate seeing old photos in the bins at the thrift outlet store. I know the next stop for these treasures is the shredder.

I found this cute shot of "Larry & Jim Balder", along with several other vintage (1940's and 1950's) photos a couple of years ago.

I never really noticed the shadows before ...
I can almost picture that photographer, with the big clunky camera and the gigantic flash on top ...
Trying to get a couple of kids to stand still!

Friday, December 14, 2012

A Marigold Treasure Chest

I found this "treasure chest" in a bin at the Surplus Store ... and couldn't resist the precious artwork.

These marigold seeds were packaged for the 1986 growing season, and apparently sold to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation of America.
I wonder if they would still grow if I planted them???

I had to smile as well at the hearts I found ... in the leaves of the potted plant; in the spade propped up in the pot just behind the little gardener ...

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dust or Destiny?

Dust or Destiny
An amazing science picture you can't afford to miss..

*Fish that lay eggs on land
*Radar of the bat
*Gyroscopic wing of the fly
*Marvelous mechanism of the human eye and ear

Produced by
Dr. Irwin A. Moon at the
Moody Institute of Science

Litho in U.S.A.

(Apparently this is a classic Moody Sciene film that is still being reproduced - I even found it on DVD)

Bade's Restaurant

As I was going through Dad's photos, I came across a bunch that were dated 1946-1949, Oscoda Air Base, Michigan. Nearly all of them had "Bade's Gang" written on the back.

It wasn't until I came across this particular shot that I realized what "Bade's Gang" was referring to!

When I looked closer, I had to smile at the prices ...

Steak .85
Chop .75
Fish 1.10


To see signs from around the world, visit Lesley's "Signs, Signs"!