Friday, October 19, 2012

Simpler Times

I just love to look at old photographs, especially ones "before my time."  I am not sure why, but I think it is for the following reasons:  I get to see how things were before I was born, it relaxes me as well.  Everytime I look at old photos I think of how less rushed things and people were back then as compared to today.  For example, they didn't have the same technology we do today, therefore things were done at a slower pace.  I feel that people got and were used to it, to having to wait in line at the bank for a human teller who did everything by hand.  

I suppose it is quite obvious that I cannot 'miss' what I never knew, but I can honestly say that I just love looking at old photographs and hope you all enjoy the ones I am sharing here today.  I found these photos on the shorpy.com website.

The information for this first photo:  September 1939.  Liquor store in gateway, Minneapolis.  35mm negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

The next photo:  "Postcards aplenty 1910.  Cincinnati arcade.  James K. Stewart's postcard shop.  8" X 10" dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company."

Thank you all so much for visiting me here.  I hope you have enjoyed these photos.  I really appreciate reading your thoughts, which you can always share by clicking on the 'comments' link at the end of my post.

20 comments:

  1. nostalgic...

    thanks for sharing...

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  2. Love the old photos. Liquor and drugs, eh; sounds like quite a combination!

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    1. LOL Gorges! I thought so as well! :)

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  3. The advanced technologies are to make easy our work but not too lazy! These photos are amazing.

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  4. great post
    i do love old pictures too
    have not done anything with my old family pics
    but happy to show some of other side of world today on my blog :)

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    1. So glad you enjoyed these photos. Thank you for your comment. :)

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  5. I wish I had a time machine

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    1. I wish the same thing, Adam. Thanks for your comment. :)

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  6. Beautiful, Sure is a lot more hectic these days, than those I can remember 50 odd years ago.

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    1. So true, Imac. Thanks for your comment.

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  7. I know someone who was born in Minneapolis in 1939! But I don't think she remembers this liquor store. I lived in Minneapolis for a number of years, but that was in the 50s and I don't remember this, either.

    You're probably right about it being a different time. But it was still hard. And living during the Great Depression was really hard. A good friend of mine told me how he went to a convent where his sister was a nun and begged food to feed his family as he could not get a job.

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    1. Oh, I know that times were hard back then, Lowell. I think, though, people handled things better back then as opposed to the way they do today. I suppose it is all in how we react to what happens to us more than what happens. We all go through tough times, but how we react to the things that life throws at us makes us stronger, I think.

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  8. A log to enjoy, Linda !
    Lie(f)s.

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  9. Very pleasant Linda.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed this, Bob.

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  10. It's hard to believe that anyone could make a living selling only postcards! They must have been very popular back then. I didn't move to the Cities until 1983 so I don't remember any old businesses, but I remember those old round Fords. I even remember riding in a Model A when I was a kid.

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    1. You make a very good point, Ms. Sparrow. I think, as you mentioned, they must have been very popular back then. I remember that they were pretty popular when I was a little girl back in the 60's.

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