Unusually skilled photos
A new item at KSHS. A set of photographs from 1912, taken with a much more discerning eye than the usual amateur snaps. Most are focused on work and skills.
These caught my attention:
is a cobbler with the specialized tools of his trade mounted on orange crates.
is either a print shop or a telegraph office; or putting those two together, the newspaper. There's an expensive typewriter mounted on an orange crate with a neat homemade sound-stopper pad; and a possible side-paddle telegraph key on the table. Hard to tell, but it does have a wire coming from it. The two men look more newsish than telegraphish.
is the Camera Shop, photobombed by a cat.
is the town dog, who has clearly built up a nice useful set of friends.
is a complete boggler. A man is proudly standing in front of a barber shop with his fantastic homemade portable machine. He's clearly vending something.... but WHAT? Not popcorn. Mini-donuts? Pecans? But if pecans, why all the bricks or ingots that appear to be inputs to the machine? Vending gold nuggets? Nah. [Later after fiddling with the photo: I guess it's popcorn after all. Still doesn't explain the ingots.]