Showing posts with label nostalgic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nostalgic. Show all posts

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Nostalgic Change ...




“I love the nostalgic myself. I hope we never lose some of the things of the past.”
                  ~ Walt Disney
                     ~ 1901-1966
My vintage Uncle Sam’s 3 Coin Register Bank is displayed on a swing among the autumn leaves on a beautiful late November afternoon at the Bethlehem Rose Garden, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

This bank was my Dad’s when he was a child, and it eventually became my bank when I was kid, and I love it (I hope he doesn’t want it back now!)

First made in 1907, the Uncle Sam’s 3 Coin Register Banks made their way to many kids and adults from the 1920s-1970s. Once you deposit more than 25 cents into its cash register-shaped slot and pull the lever, the money is locked in and only opens in the front when it reaches $10 and the numbers turn over and read 00.00.

I presented the image in sepia to enhance the nostalgic feel.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Snowed In Nostalgia ...



“I love the nostalgic myself. I hope we never lose some of the things of the past.”
                                ~ Walt Disney
                                     ~ 1901-1966
Nostalgia is nestled in the snow in my sepia capture of the Springhouse at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Spring is just around the corner but there is still snow on the ground from a mid-March blizzard on this late winter day.

The log cabin was part of Springhouse, the summer home of General Harry C. Trexler (1854-1933), an American industrialist who built a business empire in Allentown. The park is his namesake.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Art Of Victorian Days ...



“Art is much, but love is more.”
                   ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
                            ~ 1806-1861
 It's "horsepower" in tandem as a horse-drawn carriage crosses paths with a Chevy Bel Air – which sported an “historic” license plate – at the 27th  Belvidere Victorian Days in Garret D. Wall Park on a beautiful waning summer afternoon in Belvidere, New Jersey.

Victorian Days, held the weekend after Labor Day, is a celebration of Belvidere’s Victorian heritage. Festivities include live entertainment; antique, craft and food vendors; antique/vintage car show; and Victorian era demonstrations.

Belvidere, one of my very favorite places, is a charming Victorian town located on the banks of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers. Victorian Days is a perfect time to stroll through the town and step back into a bygone era.