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Everything Southern & So Cotton Pickin Cute

Monday, October 5, 2009

I'll be posting Free Vintage Photographs this week

I've got some online goodies coming up this week. Neil went to an auction yesterday and brought these 2 antique photograph albums home. He will be selling these in his ebay store later but I told him first I would need to scan them all. The albums themselves are in worse for wear condition but there are a lot of photographs. The only dates I found so far I think were around 1878. Some of the photos are missing ~ I'd love to know what they were. Probably civil war soldiers because those sale for quite a bit more. Even the backs of these are really neat. I love how decorative the writing was during this period. It looks like the photos were mostly done in New York. I'm waiting for Neil to get them out of the frames in the books because the pages are so fragile and I don't want to hear how I tore it up. Once I scan them I put them up so anyone who wants to save to use can. Looks like they'll be wonderful for altered art. Keep watching I'll be posting them this week. Below you just see some photos I took. There are a lot more and scanning hopefully will be much better.

Have a great day ya'll....Tracy :)




You can see how ornate these books would have been just from the corner metal pieces. It's a shame that the celluloid is all broken and missing. The books are covered in velvet & leather.




















20 comments:

  1. Ooooh so awesome, I would love to find a treasure like this!!!!Soooo cool and so generous of you to share with us!!! Hey, you should check our the next swap on "A Swap for all Seasons", you'd be all set to do this swap, Linda's a great swap hostess and it's so much fun! http://aswapforallseasons.blogspot.com
    XO
    Keke

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  2. Tracy, What a wonderful find. I love the photo of the family. I wanted to let you know that Lavender Dreamer has your package. If you would like to contact her through her blog or contact me at elizabeth.andrus@yahoo.com, we can get your package out to you. Please let me know. Elizabeth

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  3. Great find! It's so fun to go through things like this and imagine their stories. So sweet to share with us!
    Thank you for the visit and sweet comment!
    Have a great day!
    *hugs*deb

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  4. Oh Tracy, your so Cotton Pickin Cute!!! I'm not Santa or The great pumpkin!!! I may be mental though...LOL :0 I suffer from fat head syndrome! What's that you say? Well fat head syndrome is where your head fills up with so many ideas that if you don't empty it...It will explode! I personally have never had that happen, but I don't want to take any chances... Yes, I did get carried away with my swaps, and thank goodness there was a deadline because I honestly could have kept going!!!! And I'm still working on Halloween things, it is one of my favorite holidays to craft! If you email me your address I'll send you a little yum yum! ;> Do you ever do swaps? Did you look up the catalog card swap on "A Swap for all Seasons"? Hope your having a great evening!!!

    XO
    Keke

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  5. Wow - how lucky are you!!! Can't wait to see more....
    So glad you found my blog; thank you for your kind comment.
    Linda x

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  6. The photo albums do look like they were very ornate, what a find, can't wait to see more of the photos :)

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  7. I just love the old fashioned dresses, the details are amazing! What a great find, your husband has a good eye for treasures!
    Marcy

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  8. I love these old pictures. I could stare at them for hours and just wonder about what each person's life must have been like.
    I love all things old.
    I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I know you understand what I am going through. Thank you for encouraging me.
    Blessing to you,
    (and I love your name!)
    Traci

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  9. Old photos fascinate me...Usually I covet their furniture! But I also don't envy the corsets...
    Thanks for stopping by my place too :o)
    peace. cindy

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  10. What fun! I LOVE looking at vintage photos! I even had an old album myself picked up at an auction but it must have gotten lost in the move. :( Thanks so much for sharing these. There's just something about seeing those serious faces that appeals to me.

    So nice to meet you too! :)

    Roeshel

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  11. Tracy, Will you please give your address to Lavender Dreamer so that she may mail out your package. I will not be visiting my blog again. I will mail your Garland Along from the address on your check. I am not doing well and need to withdraw all together. Elizabeth

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  12. That is gorgeous! I just love old photos.

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  13. Hi TRacy! How nice of you to stop by! Those are gorgeous books, even if they are on the "shabby" side. The photographs are fantastic! You should stop on Mondays and play with us Junkin' Mondays, where we share our vintage finds! Thank you so much once again for visiting and becoming a follower...:)
    Marcela & Clara

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  14. Very cool pictures! You are so lucky to have weather in the 80's, I sure wish we did. I'm going to FLa in the Gainesville area leave next Sun. to help my brother move stuff out here hope the weather is nice then still. I need some warm sunshine it's FREEZIN here! We are supposed to get 4 inches between tonight and tomorrow morning YUCK! I don't know what happened to Fall we didn't have one. Take care, hugs!

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  15. Oh how I remember Florida well! We were stationed there in the 80's for 5 years. Lived in Coast Guard housing next to Metro Zoo in Miami. Warm in the winter and warm & wet in the summer! LOL Do miss Parrot & Monkey Jungle!! Have a great Sunday and thank you for the visit!
    *hugs*deb

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  16. Thanks for visiting my site and for your comments. Wow, that photo album is incredible. I love the old pictures and seeing their beautiful clothing. What a great find.

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  17. What a fabulous find!!! I love old photos. And thanks for dropping by my blog & commenting. It really means a lot to me.

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  18. Tracy
    Pretty col find! I came across a filled 1931 autograph book last weekend and was super duper thrilled! Gonna share next post, finally have the scanner up and running! Later,Lori

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  19. Omg chickadee!
    That is soooo awesome! I wish I would be so lucky to find a big album! haha I can see a witch hat on that first picture! you should scan them and sell them!! I see you have a ton of comments! AWESOME!!

    hugs

    toodles-
    Sarah

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