Men's driving coat for inclement weather in the then more common open car. Black fur with shearling collar and cuffs. Astoundingly good condition. Damage is limited to the back of the collar. Neat wood toggle closure. This coat probably dates to the first 10 years of the century when automobiles were first becoming commonplace.
This is among three suits I just added to the site. They all came out of a shop in North Philadelphia.
The guy was trained as a tailor by his father but came back from a stint in the Army-He enlisted right before WWII as a plumber. The suits were all stored in glass cases in his plumbing shop. This one is pretty cool. half belt back, center pleat, tab waistband…
Another little gem, found on the hunt for clothing. 3 boxes of glass plate autochromes made at Lake Minnewaska New York. Autochrome photographs are the first version of color photography that was widely used. They have a beautiful quality that scans barely capture.
Birch trees along the edge of the lake. Minnewaska is a crystal clear lake with water too acidic for fish.
The cliff house on the left of the picture overlooking the lake is now gone. A fire destroyed it.
A rainbow over the lake with the Cliff House on the right.
These slides were shown before and at the intermission during silent movies. They are glass plates with hand colored images. I found these among a large group of slides with films from 1919 to 21. So, these are most likely from the same period.
A series of cool Fitz Overalls Ad from Bushton Mercantile Company.
A gorgeous Edwardian hat ad.
A Coopers "Kenosha Klosed Krotch" union suit ad.
Here's one of the films, "The Last Outlaw" 1919, A short western by John Ford- from when he called himself Jack Ford. Only part of the film survives but it is the first film he cowrote and according to some critics, the first sign of what was to come from this great director. The film follows an old bad ass cowboy and his encounter with the modern world, cars bicycles etc. Ford remade the film in 1936 with Harry Carey.
Several of the above slides are now offered by us on Ebay.