Busy day yesterday! I made the trek to Richmond, Missouri and on to Lexington, Missouri to check out the antiques and thrifting scene. I was so happy I went because, especially in Lexington, the antiquing was great! The day was beautiful and the town very picturesque.
Downtown Lexington Missouri
Courthouse at Lexington, Missouri
I was thrilled to find, in two different antique stores, several photos with names attributed to them for reasonable prices.
I spent most of last night sending out emails to folks associated with some of them and today has me responding with the images. A super-great day for genealogy!
Virginia Woodyard by Welcho Photography, Parkersburg, West Virginia
Photo by Trader Photographer, Emporia, Kansas
Writing on back:
Miss Ivy photo 1913
J.W. Kight studio portrait by Wilson Art Shop, 315 Fifth St., Parkersburg, West Virginia
Florence Liggett, by photographer Williams – Emporia, Kans.
PICTURE-TAINER photo protectors are a thing of the past.
I found these at a thrift store some time ago – no particular use in mind, but knew they still had some life in them somehow. So I did my usual thing: I checked out their story online and here’s what I know:
Trademarkia had this to say: “Picturetainer: photographic packaging; namely, plastic box-like containers for holding photographic pictures and accompanying negatives”
I found this cute little ad from a 1967 The Bulletin ad that says:
“That’s right! With every order you’ll receive a FREE Picture Tainer, obtainable only from KING SIZE PHOTO. The Picture Tainer, made of plastic polypropylene, is a KING SIZE patented, exclusive packaging for your precious photos-the perfect way to protect them from bending, tearing, folding or soiling. Best of all-it costs you nothing!”
“picture tainer picture memories king size photo” plastic holder for printed photos – used in the 1960s and 1970s
According to the Spokane Chronicle, King Size Photo stores (in Spokane) were operating under that name until 1983 when they were sold.