Here’s a look back at some of the men and women that bring us our mail every day.

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Post Man in Bangkok

Post Man in Bangkok

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Rocket Mailman of the future!

Rocket Mailman of the future!

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Need a Lift?

May 15, 2009

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Antique Bicycles

May 9, 2009

I’ve been hit with “Bicycle Fever” ever since I returned from the Netherlands.  I rencently picked up a 1962 Dunelt English 3-Speed that I’ve been riding all over New York City (Expect a post on this soon!).  I found these amazing old photographs below on Ebay.  Also, if old bikes interest you please check out The Old Bike Blog,which I have added to my list of conspirators.

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The good old days when children smoked pipes!

The good old days when children smoked pipes!

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Great cut throat razor with cyclists on the blade!

Great cut throat razor with cyclists on the blade!

I love the blade

I love the blade

Vintage Ventriloquists

March 29, 2009

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I found this great Vintage Ventriloquism group on Flickr.   Below are some of my favorites.

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My favorite ventriloquist of all time is Jerry Etherson from Episode 98 of “The Twilight Zone” titled “The Dummy” (1962).

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"The Dummy" - One of my favorite "Twilight Zone" episodes.

I found an amazing Arcade and Souvenir Photo group on Flickr. These moon set-ups are a lot of fun!

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Athletes of the Past

February 28, 2009

I found these incredile old photographs of athletic teams from the Library of Congress via Shorpy.

Harvard University varisty crew team - 1911

Harvard University varisty crew team - 1911

Baseball Team - 1906

Baseball Team - 1906

Eastern Track Team - 1905

Eastern Track Team - 1905

Football Team - 1895

Football Team - 1895

Girls Crew - 1926

Girls Crew - 1926

Junior Preps Rugby Team - 1906

Junior Preps Rugby Team - 1906

Harvard Crew - 1913

Harvard Crew - 1913

Princeton Hockey - 1910

Princeton Hockey - 1910

Rosedale Girls Basketball Team - 1924

Rosedale Girls Basketball Team - 1924

St. Johns football - 1923

St. Johns football - 1923

Polo Team - 1908

Polo Team - 1908

Tech High Basketball - 1920

Tech High Basketball - 1920

Fencing Team - 1895

Fencing Team - 1895

Photographs by Weegee

February 18, 2009

Mr. Weegee himself, here with two fans.  Image:International Center of Photography, via Getty Images

Mr. Weegee himself, here with two fans. Image: International Center of Photography

I love photographs by Weegee.  Weegee was a photographer during the 1930’s – 1960’s.  Weegee’s work would go on to inspire other photographers such as Diane Arbus.  The name Weegee was given to him by a friend and derived from the popular game Ouija!.  He was given this name because he would often show up at crime scenes to take photographs before the police would even arrive.  Most people are familiar with Mr. Weegee’s crime scene photographs, but my favorites are of other subject matters.  Check out some great ones below.  I found these on Amber-Online.

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Cinderella Ball - 1941

Lovers - 1943 (Shot with Infa-Red film)

Lovers - 1943 (Shot with Infa-Red film)

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Simply Add Boiling Water

Crowd at Coney Island - 1940

Crowd at Coney Island - 1940

Two Offenders in the Paddy Wagon

Two Offenders in the Paddy Wagon

Easter Sunday in Harlem - 1940

Easter Sunday in Harlem - 1940

Mending - Coney Island - 1940

Mending - Coney Island - 1940

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The Cannon Act - 1952

The Cannon Act - 1952

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U.S. Hotel

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This one is my favorite!

This one is my favorite!

Top Hats - 1943

Top Hats - 1943

Family Portraits of the Past

December 13, 2008

I found these amazing 1950’s family portraits on Google Images and Flickr. I don’t know anything about these families, but I love the family dynamic of the 1950’s and I think it’s incredible that they were able to get all the members of the family together in one place for photographs. I thought these were a lot of fun.

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Here’s a picture of my Dad and his sisters with my Grandmother from the late 1950’s:

My Dad is in the center

My Dad is in the center