This is Page 1 of 5 pages offering choice original vernacular photos for sale. These images capture an honest glimpse of life as it appeared to the untrained eyes of amateur shutterbugs during the past 100+ years. The appeal is instant and comfortable all at once. A wide cross section of images from the 19th and 20th Century can be found here, and it's a very enticing view with elements of family, friends, work, play, celebration, adventure and good old fashioned fun!

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5 US Army Soldiers Tinted Arcade Photo - 5" x 3.25" - 1940s - EX - Great hand tinted arcade shot of 5 US Army buddies. The 2 at the bottom of the photo are wearing Sharpshooter badges. - $45


2 Toddlers In Front of an American Flag - 4" x 2.5" - Early 20th Cent. - EX - Charming image of 2 toddlers in front of a draped American flag. - $20


WWII US Serviceman Holding 2 Large Fish - 2.75" x 4.5" - 1940s - MT - This is one happy guy! The fish appear to be tuna, so he probably enjoyed a fine meal or two! - $35


A Pair of Chummy Sailors - 2.75" x 4.5" - 1940s - MT - These sailors stayed very close while they were on shore leave! - $50


Hunk On A 1940s Harley Davidson Motorcycle - 2.75" x 4.5" - Circa 1942 - MT - Here's a great portrait of a shirtless hunk on what appears to be a 1942 Harley Davidson motorcycle. VROOM! - $55


Fabulous Hidden Mother - 3.5" x 4.75" - 1949 - MT - Dad's wearing a jacket that says TAXI on it and he seems to be wearing spats. - $45


Gas Mask Clad Civil Defense Rescue Worker, with Boy Scout and Uniformed Lad - 2.75" x 4.5" - Circa 1950 - EX, minor crease at top edge - This
is a truly great, if somewhat haunting, photo of a bygone era. The Civil Defense armband denotes Rescue. - $125


2 Real Photo Postcards of WW1 German Soldiers Marching - 5.5" x 3.5" - Circa 1917 - NM, unused, divided backs - $50



Wonderful Photo US Sailor Porthole Peering - 3" x 4.5" - Circa 1940 - EX, writing on back, as shown - "this is me "Looking at the world through a port hole" Howard"- $45
SOLD


1950s Polaroid Interracial Photo Bomb - 3.25" x 4.25" - 1950s - EX, aging, as shown - $35


1940s Photogenic Photomatic Couple - 2.5" x 3" - 1940s - VG, aging, slight rust on frame, as shown, unmarked silver back. - Great shadows, great faces. - $40


Pretty Gal With 2 Irish Setter Pups, Artistically Inked(fountain pen, not ballpoint) - 4.25" x 3.25" - 1942 - VG, slight crease right side, minor paper residue on reverse - $45


Lil Cowboy Sitting - 3" x 4" - Circa 1920 - EX, paper residue on corners, as shown - $25


Lil Cowboy Standing - 3" x 4" - Circa 1920 - EX, paper residue on corners, as shown - $25


Sailor - My, But That's A Big One! - 3.25" x 4.5" - Circa 1942 - EX - $60


Hello Doc! - 3.5" x 2.5" - 1918 - EX, slight paper residue on reverse, corner crease off image, as shown - $20


Hat Lady Photo Strip - 5" x 1.75" - Circa 1925 - EX - $25


Fairy Princess Cabinet Card - 4.25" x 6.5" - 1902 - G. C. Bauman Stuido, Burlington, Iowa - VG, faint spots, as shown - $100


Light Leak Couple - 2 Photos - 2.5" x 3.5" - Circa 1930 - EX - $20


Rifle Boy With Furry Photo Bomb - 4.5" x 2.75" - Circa 1935 - EX - $25


Will Reduce Excessive Abdomen - 3" x 5" - Circa 1940 - EX, slight paper on reverse - $45


Gunslinger - 3.5" x 3.25" - Nov. 1942 - EX - $60


Sour Apples - 3.5" x 2.25" - Circa 1920 - EX - $20


Dog In Yard - 3.25" x 2.25" photo mounted on 5" x 4" board - Circa 1910 - EX - $20


Conflagration - 4" x 4.5" - Circa 1940 - EX - $25
SOLD


Tintype of Young Rosy Cheeked Boy and Hidden Mother - Tintype - 1.5" x 2.5" Frame - 2.25" x 3" - Circa 1895 - EX, glass is cracked as shown - $90
SOLD


Boy Ventriloquist With Charlie McCarthy Dummy - 3.5" x 3.5" square - Circa 1950 - VG, upper left corner crease - $30


Bat Caped Halloween Girl With Flowers - 3.5" x 5.75" - Circa 1955 - EX - $25


Decoy Tank Lady - 2.75" x 1.75" - Circa 1942 - EX - $30


Victorious Soldiers - 4.5" x 3.5" - Circa 1942 - VG, slight crease upper right corner - $50


Dancing Menu(quite spectacular with very funny items on menu, a real winner!) - 10" x 8" - Circa 1955 - EX - $55


Shady Cowboy - 3.5" x 5.75" - Circa 1955 - EX - $20


Quick Change Artist - Two 2.75" x 4.5" photos, different hand tinting - Circa 1950 - VG, slight crease - $30


Tongue Wagging Jumper - 3.25" x 4" - Circa 1955 - EX - $25


Surreal Porch Posers - 2.75" x 3.75" - Circa 1930 - EX - $50


Photograph of a Photographer Taking a Photograph of a Photographer - 4" x 4.5" - Circa 1935 - EX - $40


Twins - 3.25" x 5.25" - Circa 1955 - EX - $35


US Air Force Artist W. J. Callahan, Member of Manhattan Project - 8" x 10" - 1959 - EX, slight creases to upper left and lower right corners - $250


Hidden Mother - 3.5" x 5" - Circa 1940 - Fair, numerous creases, corner missing - $25


Very Cute Pony Rider - 5" x 7" - Circa 1955 - EX, slightest corner crease/ stain as shown on lower edge - $35


3 Scouts - 8" x 10" - Circa 1955 - VG, slight wear/creases - $30


2 Heart Shaped Photos of Women - 2" x 2.5" - 1913 - G, paper residue on reverse - $15


Kid With Gun - 4.25" x 2.75" - 1914 - EX, paper residue on reverse - $15


Girl With Small Banjo - 3" x 3.5" - Circa 1920 - EX, slight paper residue on reverse - $50


Knights Of King Arthur Tent Shot - 4.25" x 3.25" - Circa 1920 - EX, paper residue on reverse - $35


Kid On Indian Motorcycle - 2.75" x 4.25" - 1914 - VG, slight paper residue on reverse - $50


8 Consecutive Years (1930-1937) Chauffeur's Photo Licenses - 4" square - 1930-37 - VG, 2 licenses split at center fold - $150


5 "Hat Dinner" Photos - Probably from Mansfield State Teachers College.
All have the names of the gals printed on the reverse: Gabs, Andy, Jan, Dee, Shine, Mac Fritz-She, Dixie and Tatty.
Wacky Hats!! Saddle shoes!! - 2.5" x 3.75" - Circa 1950 - EX - $45



8 US Naval Line Crossing(equator) Photos - taken aboard the aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La. - 3.5" square - November, 1970 - EX - $75


Wheaton College (Norton, MA) - One of the oldest institutions of higher education for women in the United States.
- 4.25" x 3.25" - Circa 1915 - EX - $35


Lil Cowpoke - 2.5" x 3.5" - Circa 1955 - VG, slight creases - $20
SOLD


Too Tall - 2.75" x 3.75" - Circa 1950 - G, wear - $20
SOLD


3 Baseball Boys - Really great Imperial Jams & Jellies. Shopping Basket, Color Mart Sponsors Uniforms
- 2.75" x 3.75" - 1960 - EX, lightest creases - $40


Puttin' On The Ritz - 4.55" x 2.75" - Circa 1930 - EX - $30


Proud Mom With Sons Wearing Tates Funeral Home Baseball Uniforms - 3.5" square - 1956 - EX - $50


Black Couple Arcade Photo - 2.5" x 3.5" - Circa 1955 - EX - $45
SOLD


Black Couple Hand Tinted Arcade Photo - 2.5" x 3.75" - Circa 1950 - EX - $65
SOLD


Black Man Hand Tinted Arcade Photo - 3.25" x 5" - Circa 1950 - EX - $55
SOLD


Black Woman With Leg Outstretched - 3.5" square - 1960 - EX - $30


Shipboard Shuffleboard - 3.25" x 5.25" - April 14, 1938 - VG, slightest wear - $25


No Love, No Nothin (song title popularized by Marlene Dietrich) WWII US Pilot #1 B17 Flying Fortress - 1.875" x 2.75" - Stamped 29Dec1944 on reverse - EX - $125


No Love, No Nothin (song title popularized by Marlene Dietrich) WWII US Pilot #2 B17 Flying Fortress - 1.875" x 2.75" - Stamped 29Dec1944 on reverse - EX - $125


Peek-A-Boo!- 2.5" x 3.5" - Circa 1940 - EX - $30


Double Exposure Elephant - 2.75" x 2.25" - 1946 - EX - $50


Beach Bruisers - 3.5" x 2.5" - 1939 - EX, slight surface flaws - $40


Fabulous XMas Rifleman - 2.5" square - 1949 - EX - $75


Odd Man with Broom and Mop - 1.75" x 2.75" - Circa 1940 - EX - $35


1920s Legs - 1.875" x 2.75" - Circa 1920 - EX, slight creases in upper border - $50
SOLD


Long Haired Nature Woman - 2" x 3" - Circa 1920 - EX - $60


Cub Scouts Get Out The Vote - 4.5" x 3.25" - 1960 - Good, with creases - $30


Crazy Wallpaper Party - 3.5" square - 1977 - EX - $45


Lions Tractor Parade - 3.5" x 5" - Circa 1952 - EX - $20


Desperados - 3.25" x 4.25" Polaroid - Circa 1960 - EX - $65
SOLD


Tinted Crying Girl - 3" x 4" - Circa 1935 - EX, lightest crease lower left - $60


Swimsuit Gal - 4.25" x 3.5" Polaroid - 1972 - EX - $30


Rabbits And A Skillet (On reverse "Ella Telson and I going to dress
rabbits and get supper. Take my scillet by and leave it at the stove - Tia Juana Springs, Mexico"
- 3.5" x 4" - Circa 1910 - EX, light crease upper left corner, as shown - $50


Senior Horseman - 2.75" x 5" - 1942 - EX - $45


Finger Over Lens, Swings - 3.25" square - Early 1960s - EX - $25


Finger Over Lens, XMas - 3.5" square - Early 1960s - EX - $25



Maryland Penitentiary Prisoner Folk Art Playing Cards (9 Hand Made Cards) - 2.5" x 3.5" - 1970s - 1980s - EX - $300
SOLD


Man with Graflex Camera - 2.25" x 3.5" - 1940s - VG, chip off corner, slight crease - $20


Row, Row, Row Your Boat - 2.375" x 3.5" - 1920s - EX - $25
SOLD


Hilarity in the 1920s - 2.5" x 4.25" - 1920s - EX - $30
SOLD


Hats Off To You! - 2.75" x 4.5" square - 1960s - VG, slight creases - $25


Early Mickey Mouse and Popeye Balloons - 2.75" x 4.5" - May 30, 1935 - EX, slight surface smudge - $35

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