I have access to a mountain of 1860-1940 vintage street scene photos. I suspect more
than a few of youzalls would enjoy these for all the other stuff going on in them as you
might with a Model T present.
Shall I take the time to post these ?
Yes, Every one of them!
Interesting that the tracks in the middle photo are laid in the street. Does not appear to have much ballast if any. No room to drive a car between the tracks and the picket fences with that large switch sticking so far out into the street.
Burger, we all love these old street scenes,..just post them as OT, very cool by the way.
Post as many as you like, and thanks.
There was a time when the railroad WAS the lifeline and only transportation of
commerce, and main streets of these town were built facing the tracks. Seems
absurd today, but just like old farms now intersected by highways, at one time
this world was very slow and quiet and the farmers welcomed travelers to come
right through their yards as they passed by.
I also enjoyed the pictures---please post more of them. Thanks, Joe
Yes please post them, you never know who's home town you'll post. A trip back into the past.
How would you like to live on Railroad Street and have the old steam engine come rumbling through at about 3am! I bet the dishes rattled right off the shelf!
Very interesting, keep them coming and Thank you.
Burger, I love 'em!!!
Any idea of the date of the Railroad Street, Mt Savage photo?
Great pictures. Keep posting
The dates I get with these are often wrong, .... like a quoted date of 1905 and
there is a black Model T in the scene.
The four pin crossarms of the RR telegraph suggest pre-1910 and more likely
1880's - 1900 construction. Most of this type of construction was gone by 1900
as Western Union standardized the industry.
The homes are hard to say, as they appear to be more vernacularly unadorned
"blue collar" type homes, even if they are large.
Yes please, Burger, keep posting era street scene photos. Especially Ts, T era, horseless carriages, and earlier. I for one enjoy your comments about the subtleties of phone and power lines also.
Also, if you could happen to run into a street scene out of Georgia, especially anywhere near Atlanta, that happens to have an early, high wheel type, horseless carriage in it. THAT I need to see.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
These are great. Keep 'em coming. I love old photos. The detail on some are phenomenal.