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This old postcard is of beekeeper Jack Suder of #912 Lorain(e) Avenue in the north Croton area. The inscription on the back reads, “I have every thing in Bee supplies get your supplies early and start your bees to work early.” Suder apparently owned considerable property and in May 1916 he had the following classified ad running in the New Castle News, “FOR SALE — TWO FINE NEW 6 ROOM HOUSES ON LORAIN AVE. ALL UP TO-DATE CONVENIENCES. BEST BARGAINS IN CITY. J. SUDER. 912 LORAIN AVE. 22617.” (Feb 1914) Full Size
This unmarked photo, which looks like a family reunion, is only stamped with “BILES ART SHOP. 61 1/2 E. Washington St. NEW CASTLE, PA.” c1910. Full Size
An unidentified photo of young boys gathered around a donkey. My mom jokingly said the boys faces appear aged and they all look like older men vice boys. The photo has a business stamp that reads, “CHARLES T. METZLER CO. PHOTOGRAPHIC DEPT. NEW CASTLE, PA. We make everything Photographic except Sittings.” Ok then! Full Size
This postcard – hand dated Feb 13, 1913 – was sent to Mr. Willis Simonton in Dallas, Oregon. I’m not sure of its exact location but I believe it’s in New Castle. The inscription reads, “This is the picture of the house we expect to buy. The path with the flower border leads down to the street car station. Don’t know whether the flowers will be as nice this summer or not. Hope so. The man is a neighbor. F.G.S.” (1913) Full Size