The Catch Of The Day

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Here’s a great photo that was found in an antique store in Dearborn, Michigan, showing a  man (thirty-something?) dressed in khaki shirt and pants, wearing a beret, and posing for the camera, with fishing pole, wicker basket and holding a pretty good-sized fish. It’s late morning one would think; he’s smiling and squinting a little in the sun. He stands at the edge of a dirt road out in the country somewhere; there’s a barbed-wife fence behind him and some farm buildings off in the distance. Probably the best way to get a good idea of the age of this photo would be by researching the style of fishing pole. Maybe we’ll get some comments on this at some point in the future, but I’m guessing the photo might have been taken in the 1950s or early ’60s.

Black and white photo, circa 1950s – early 1960s.   Size:  About 4 and 1/2 x 6 and 1/2.”

Price:  $8.00

Wilhelmine S. M. Gathje Calling Card

Wilhemine S. M. Gathje

Calling Card, circa 1880 – 1899. Gold-flowered background not part of card.

Price:  $15.00

White calling card with decorative raised border for Wilhelmine S. M. Gathje. (The gold-patterned background was just for scanning purposes.) This card was beautifully done. Check out the surprise under the S!  And according to online birth and death information Miss Gathje was born in 1864 and died in Nebraska in 1899, so this card could be from about 1880 – 1899.

Source:  Find A Grave Memorial #74357733. (