Sunday, April 20, 2014

Camp Eating



Today's picture shows some young men eating at Summer Camp. It appears that they are eating pretty well. When I was young, I would go to Boy Scout summer camp and the food was usually pretty good there. The camps were along a river, so there was lots of water activities like swimming, canoeing, and boating. Overall, lots of fun.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Summer Camp



With warmer weather finally here, I figured it was a good time for us to reminisce about Summer Camp. So, this week we will be looking at old camping pictures. Today's picture was taken at a summer camp in Arden, New York, and was taken in 1943.

I am hoping you all will share your fond memories this week of camping trips or summer camps.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Passengers



We wrap up Train Travel Week with this picture from 1909. It shows a group of passengers, and conductor on a train car. Travel used to be a big event, and you can see from this picture what a special occasion it was.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Observation Car



Today's picture is from around 1920, and it shows some passengers in the observation car of a passenger train. From the looks of it, I would guess you needed some sort of first class ticket to access this car.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Train Depot



This is a picture of the Grand Trunk Depot in Durand Michigan, and what a Grand Depot it is! The picture was taken around 1900. This is a very busy place, and it looks like trains are arriving and departing from all different directions.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Train Depot



Today's picture shows the train station at Duluth, Minnesota. I love these old steam locomotives. There are still a few you can ride today. The best is probably the Durango to Silverton narrow gauge. If you have never had the chance to ride on it, put it on your list. Today's picture was taken in 1910.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Union Station



Today's picture shows the Union Station in Washington DC. My observation looking at this picture is that 1963 looks a lot more like 1943 than 1983. That is to say, things changed much more in the next twenty years than they had in the previous twenty years.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Train Deck



This is a curious picture from 1920 of passengers riding on the deck of a train car. The fabulous scenery, and lack of cover of the train car would possibly suggest that this was some sort of sightseeing ride. However, the passengers appear to be mostly men, and the men appear somewhat disinterested in the scenery. So I must say that I am not quiet sure what is going on here.