Friday, August 19, 2016

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 19TH AUGUST, 2016



FRIDAY FOSSICKING







Walter Withers

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* GENERAL INTEREST


Index to Official assisted passenger lists/ State Records of South Australia


* FIND MY PAST

 (includes colour images from churches across Staffordshire)
Staffordshire Baptisms  lots of details
Staffordshire Banns lots of details
Staffordshire Marriages 1754-1900  lots of details
Scotland Registers and Records Dundee Parishes, highland clans & regiments, social life + clan histories



* IRISH CENTRAL

and of course, your treats...




* INTERESTING BLOGS


Firstly, a request if I may... Many of you will be aware of the Irish Blog Awards.. public voting is now open, only for a short time.. These are two of the best, in my opinion,  you will have seen them listed in this section a number of times. Please have a look and if so inclined, it would be great if you could vote for them. Thank you.



Patrick O'Sullivan, convict Queenslander      State Library of Queensland
Earl Grey's Irish Famine Orphans (38) trevo's Irish Famine Orphans
Panel Play Mats Textile Ranger (just such fun)



books I recommend...

The Lacemakers of Glenmara’  Heather Barbieri

‘The House on Carnival Street’ Deborah Rodriguez

‘Leila’s Secret” Kooshyar Karimi

‘The Sum of Our Days’  Isabel Allende










Monday, August 15, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016

100 YR. OLD GLASS PLATE PICTURES




Note how sharp and clear most of the photos are and these are over a 100 years old.
There aren't many old photos as good as this, remember they didn't 
have film or digital photo cards in those days.
Most probable is that these were glass plate images and taken thru a 
pin hole type camera and the opening was timed just right to get a dark enough exposure.
Developing was another tedious task during which they had to be 
careful not to break the glass!
Woodward Avenue, Detroit , Michigan, in 1917.
2.
Atlantic City, 1910
3.
The main street of Memphis , north of Avenue Gayoso, 1910. 
4.
Station"Louisville-Nashville," Florida , in 1910.
5.
Forsyth Street, Jacksonville , Florida, in 1910.Love those cars.
6.
The beach in Atlantic City , 1915.Note the men in coats and ties.
7.
Grant Avenue after an earthquake in San Francisco in 1906.
8.
Carts for transporting dairy Thompson , Washington , 1927.How in the world did the dairy get those horses so evenly lined up.  
( Washington County , Wisconsin ?)
9.
Washington, DC, 1914.Not so thoughty having those horses run on a railroad tracks.
(thoughty? must have been a popular word back in the day) (note the people in the windows)
10.
Cadillac Square, Detroit , Michigan, 1916.
11.
Ninth Street, Washington DC, 1915.
13.
Corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street , New York , 1910.
14.
Broad Street north of Spruce Street , Philadelphia , 1905.
15.
View of Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn in 1909.
16.
Fire at 55th Street , New York , 1915.
17.
Fifth Avenue, New York, 1913.
18.
Wabash Avenue, Chicago, 1907.
19.
The New York Publi c Library, New York , 1915.Didn't realize they had 4-laners in those days.
20.
Wall Street, New York , 1911.The 2 sidewalks together are as wide as the street in this pic.
21.
Fifth Avenue, New York, 1913.Look at those top hats!

Friday, August 12, 2016

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 12th August, 2016



FRIDAY FOSSICKING







Walter Withers

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* GENERAL INTEREST

Follow the Farm   John Grenham

WWI blogs









* IRISH CENTRAL



and of course, your treats...


*  FIND MY PAST

WWI graffiti Their final words






* INTERESTING BLOGS
Trove Tuesday Hometown News     Merron Biddeford 


Now this one is special, written by Julie A. Clancy


I've been following Julie's blog from this story on and was intrigued to find that she...
Oh, well, I think I might let you discover her yourself. Would love to know what you think.


 from my blogs...

A census like no other...




Books I recommend...

‘The Old Fellow’s War’  Edmund Nyst

‘Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts’   Mary Gibson

‘The Wasted Vigil’   Nadeem Aslam

‘The Tea Chest’  Josephine Moon