Storefronts

Fairbanks-Alaska  It was made in between ca. 1900 and 1916.

Fairbanks-Alaska It was made in between ca. 1900 and 1916.

For some reason I just think that these days would have been so much better.  I know there were other trials and tribulations, but think how slow and peaceful the average day would have been.  if you look at the simplicity of the advertising, it is wonderful.  Surely we do not need blasting rap music, dancing girls and nonsense humor in order to be intrigued, do we? When did it come about that we need advertising at the gas pump, it is idiocy.  Our parents and grandparents had the right of it!

Not all of the hustle and bustle of today, people actually knew their neighbors, actually knew their family.  You could probably go into any of these stores at anytime and know everyone in it!  To me, that would just be an awesome thing.  I wish there were a way for us to get back to these times!

Schneider Electric Store. Interior. It was created between 1905 and 1945

Schneider Electric Store. Interior. It was created between 1905 and 1945

Raleigh Haberdasher show window, Washington, D.C. It was made in 1925.

Raleigh Haberdasher show window, Washington, D.C. It was made in 1925.

Window display featuring Pond's Extract products in O'Donnell's drugstore, probably in Washington, D.C. It was taken in between 1909 and 1932.

Window display featuring Pond’s Extract products in O’Donnell’s drugstore, probably in Washington, D.C. It was taken in between 1909 and 1932.

Washington Auto Exchange. It was made between 1905 and 1945

Washington Auto Exchange. It was made between 1905 and 1945

People of Deadwood celebrating completion of a stretch of railroad. It was made in 1888

People of Deadwood celebrating completion of a stretch of railroad. It was made in 1888

James Store, 12th Street, Washington DC. It was taken between 1905 and 1945

James Store, 12th Street, Washington DC. It was taken between 1905 and 1945

Atlanta, Georgia. View on Marietta Street. It was made in 1864 by Barnard, George N., 1819-1902

Atlanta, Georgia. View on Marietta Street. It was made in 1864 by Barnard, George N., 1819-1902

Mullany's Saloon. It was created in 1913

Mullany’s Saloon. It was created in 1913

North side of Chestnut Street, between Second Street and Third Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was taken in 1842

North side of Chestnut Street, between Second Street and Third Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was taken in 1842

Old Doughnet Shop. It was created between 1905 and 1945

Old Doughnet Shop. It was created between 1905 and 1945

Ox teams on Main St.,Sturgis, Dakota Territory. It was taken in 1887

Ox teams on Main St.,Sturgis, Dakota Territory. It was taken in 1887

Auction & Negro Sales,  Whitehall Street. It was made in 1864

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11 thoughts on “Storefronts

  1. I enjoyed all your vintage photo’s. I think if you’re willing to live in a small community with far fewer conveniences you can still experience all the things many admire about the past. Knowing your neighbours, spending more time with family because you don’t battle rush hour commutes. We lived in a very small rural community for 25 years and it’s a nice way to live. But there also wasn’t any internet or the convenience of city water and sewage either (water was delivered to a tank by truck and costly). We spent a fair bit on gas to commute 1 hr into the city everyday for work. So there’s a lot we’d have to give up to go back to the golden oldie days 😀 Thank you for following my blog, I really appreciate it.

    • We had to move from our little country town. The hour commute was too much of a financial strain with the economy and mediocre pay. It was a great experience and gives me something to work towards in the future! People around the world live without these conveniences and the more I get away from them the closer I feel to the people of the past! My family and I are praying abour mission work, in an area with NONE of the modern conveniences, it would be okay with me!

  2. What a beautiful collection of vintage shots! I too get wistful for the slow paced lifestyle of the past, but I have to say i enjoy some of the comforts of the present, way too much. But you are right, we could do with a bit less commercial bombardment 🙂

  3. A simpler life for simpler times. However, it’s all a matter of perspective. Even during pre-depression years, people were judging their current times compared to the past … thus same similar thoughts as we do today. Good post … love the pics.

    • That is the thought I always have, it is a perspective which has continued on forever. Some of us are just wired to live in the past and some to always be looking ahead. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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