Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sepia Scenes #43




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This photo print hangs along with others in my supermarket. It depicts the children and the librarian of the Queensborough Public Library, Whitestone Branch back in the 1900s.

Along with this sepia photo there are several others. The trolley at the final Whitestone stop. And the Whitestone Fire Hose Company. All the men but 4 or 5 have handlebar mustaches.

I thought you'd like seeing this photo that I look at every day and how the sepia has developed over time.



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17 comments:

Vita Stunder said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful shot with us Mary! :)

Mojo said...

Spanky and the Gang! Where's Pete though? Very cool to see one that's actually this old.

Annie said...

Good morning Mary. How neat to see history everyday in your market. We have an Iraq War board for locals who are serving. Perhaps someday that board will be a part of such history.

NicoleB said...

That's a lovely pic!
Takes you right back in time :)!

Greyscale Territory said...

Amamzing image to retain in a supermarket! And why not! Beautiful way to publicise history of the area!

Mo said...

Very interesting. I like it when businesses show old pictures like this. I have one from of my store I should get framed - a pic I got from the local historical museum's calendar a few years back.
Today's Sepia Scene @ It's A Blog Eat Blog World is from my trip to the County Fair last week.
Enjoy!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Love old photos such as this one! Takes me back to my childhoo...yes, I'm only kidding about my childhood. But I really do LOVE old photos.

Your postcard arrived. I don't know how it got here so fast. So speedy I'm still stunned. Yours is in the mail. Really it is. ;-)

Ralph said...

The kids look like kids, but the adults look the part of the era. A nice sepia of a different period, and a lovely view of Queens!

Patti said...

I love this photo of long-ago Queens. So ... you go to the supermarket every day too! I am always there, although I did take yesterday off.

I have a new computer and new software. It was fun playing with it.

Happy Sepia Scenes, Mary!

Dianne said...

I love when I find old photos in unlikely places
a grocer in Brooklyn had a wall of old photos, it was such a delight

just as this one is

napaboaniya said...

Lovely how the supermarket hold some history in photographs to share with all. :)

hip chick said...

It is interesting to see how sepia has changed. Not to mention how the styles have changed.

Toni... said...

Hi Mary;
I just found this wonderful meme last night and posted my photos today. Your photos are wonderful. Thank you for sharing and creating a great meme.

Tricia said...

Wow an actual authentic sepia photo! I put some old family photos into a slide show at the bottom of my blog.

kaye said...

love the old photo's

Julie said...

I love old photographs.

Toni... said...

Hi Mary;

Love your new photos. Mine are up now too. Have a great week ahead.