It was a good winter in Connecticut with game and fish plentiful near camp.........
From an old postcard. The handwritten notes in the border are in German describing the "ugliest witch; even more ugly in reality." And I thought the subject was a chimney sweep!
Scottish besom maker from an
old stereo view slide by Keystone. Broom material probably heather. Note the bundle of binding strips and heather(?).
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There was an old Scotsman named Mack.
Who for besoms, had developed a
For bundling together,
Bunches of heather;
And taking 'm to town on his
R Aborn '05
Michael Walter McAllister
Age 4 months
Born Aug. 2, 2004
Latest of 7 Grandchildren
Smiles for Grandpa.....
From an old Arbuckles "Ariosa" Coffee trading card
"839,972 Pounds Roasted Daily."
Both from the book "My Pet's Picture-Book" published in the 1870's by MESSRS. T. NELSON & SONS, 42 BLEEKER STREET, NEW YORK & S.W. PARTRIDGE & CO., 9 PATTERNOSTER ROW, LONDON
Cinderella with her broom Unknown book source
Peeled birch broom and
scrubber BigE Expo
A copy of this photo was sent to me without being identified. I have since found it posted for auction on eBay. It is by Julian Bryan taken in 1931 Russia. Search eBay "Julian Bryan"
Saw this on eBay. Italian
Japanese Broom Seller.
From an old stereo view slide
Post Card from France
Original source unknown
Modern Chinese street broom. Forwarded by a recent visitor. I love this new technology!
This page was last updated: August 12, 2009
Note: If I know the source of any photo's or prints it will be posted. Some that I receive are not identified. Some I have purchased and others arrive in the mail sent by interested customers or friends.
This photo was taken in spring of 2007 The Cedar Key Historical Society museum in Cedar Key, FL. Palm fiber brushmaking was a major business in the area from about 1909-1952. Operated as the Standard Manufacturing CO. under the Donax brand.