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What a great prompt this week!

I went in search of lively orchestra photos. Here’s what I found in Flickr Commons.

Murray Family Orchestra

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Missouri State Archives, 1925

Pic-nic Orchestra

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National Library of Medicine, 1805 – Artist James Gillray

Chanute Ladies’ Cornet Band

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Russian Orchestra

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National Library of Australia, 1936

I wonder whether these folks were Russians living in Australia or were visiting Australia from Russia. There wasn’t much information.

Synco Novelty Orchestra

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Springfield, Ohio, 1921

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This week I’m inspired to find some equine photos. How were horses used way back when? Let’s see what I found on Flickr Commons.

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State Library of Queensland, 1920

I thought 1920 was rather late for such transport.

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The Library of Virginia, 1958

That’s not a typo on my part. Check the source. It says this photo of a horse & Richmond Ice wagon is from 1958.

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Smithsonian Museum, 1864

This Union Army mail wagon was used in the Civil War.

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Doesn’t this look fun? Tranquil? I think some Impressionisth should have done a painting of this pair.

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National  Science and Media Museum, circa 1890

She looks intent. I bet she won.

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State Library of Queensland, 1930

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Australian National Maritime Museum, 1921

Mrs J Wilson and Miss Hastie winning the Ladies Double Sculls at the Pittwater Regatta.

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This week I’m inspired to find photos of newsboys. My paternal grandfather was a newsboy in his youth and I wish I had a photo of him in those days. He sold papers at a hospital in Chicago and even sold a paper to Teddy Roosevelt. Here are some photos of kids and newspapers.

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State Library of New South Wales, 1935

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New York City, 1910 | Source: Flickr Commons

Note the newsgirl above.  I thought only boys sold papers.

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Newsies in DC, 1912

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Dogs: What a wonderful prompt!

Positive image from a scan of a Powerhouse Museum, Tyrrell Collection, glass plate negative

circa 1900

Since my birthday is Wednesday, this photo from the Power Museum is apropos.

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National Museum of Ireland, 1912

According to the Flickr Commons site, the boy above is 9 years old.

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National Museum of Ireland, 1924

Before a hunt.

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Florida Memory, circa 1905

I love this trio. She’s got a great hat.

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Florida Memory, circa 1905

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This week’s prompt sent me hunting for photos with three

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The Field Museum, 1899

From the Allison V. Armour Expedition.

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National Library of Ireland, 1929

Smiling Irish flower girls

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Internet Archive, 1920

From the B & O Railroads Employee Magazine. I guess these kids were children of employees. Click here to see more inspired nostalgia.

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Who else thinks these suits are better than a Speedo?

Inspired by this week’s prompt, I’ve scoured Flickr Commons for bathing suits of bygone days. Here’s what I found.

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Bathing Beauties circa 1935, State Library of Queensland

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State Library of NSW, 1910

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Library of Congress, 1912

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Florida Memory 1924