Archive for January, 2011

Best working man’s car ever!

January 15, 2011

As part of our new snapshot collecting fact finding process, we acquired one that includes this portion that shows a 36 Ford Sedan parked next to a 40 Ford convertable. 

To our way of thinking, the 1940 Ford Convertible was the best working man’s priced production car ever made.

Other cars (such as a Cobra) make for a more exotic collector’s prize, but for a mass produced affordable car, we have always put the 40 Fords Deluxe convetable and Coupe, at the top of the list.

Now, back to reality . . .

History club trip on October 9, 1936

January 15, 2011

As part of our new snapshot project, we acquired this 8X10 print of the Waukegan Township High School History Club’s historic trip on October 9, 1936.  There is no indication if the club went somewhere on the DC-3 or if their history trip was just to an airport to see it.

Isn’t it doubtful that that many folks could fit into a DC-3?

We are not sure where we are going with our snapshot collecting project but, so far, it has been fun finding items such as this.

If anyone knows about this WTHS History Club trip please add your information in the comments section.  Thanks!


January 15, 2011

We don’t know where this photo was taken but writing on the print indicates it was taken on Nov. 26, 1926.

If you know where this is please share that info in the comments section.


Jack Scribner’s Union Oil gas station

January 15, 2011

As part of our new snapshot project, we found this photo of Jack Schribner’s Union Oil gas station.  We don’t know where it is or was but the car makes us guess that this is a print from a snapshot taken in the forties or fifties. 

Anyone with better information is invited to share it via a post in the comments section.

(Update on Sunday Jan. 16, 2011) The read is correct.  Using a powerful negative loupe we gave the print another look.  This is Jack Scribner’s Union Oil Station.

Good advice

January 14, 2011

Second the motion!

Adventures with a Coolpix (in Berkeley CA)

January 14, 2011

We should have saved this shot and submitted it for a “Where in Berkeley” shot for the editors at the Berkeleyside  website.  Oh well, too late now.  We found this cat on Adeline just near Ashby.

Nick Cave and Queen Victoria?

January 12, 2011

We took this photo in Sydney about two years ago.

What’s a Woolloomooloo?

January 12, 2011

These signs in Sydney let the traveler know that this is the Wooloomooloo section of Sydney.

Why not?

January 11, 2011

Taking a picture of a sign that urges people not to take photos, seemed like a challenge to us.


January 11, 2011

This out of business business in Canberra caught our eye some time ago.  We are just now getting around to posting this photo.