Photographs I've gleaned from flea markets, junk shops and sometimes ebay. The cheaper the better. Anything with a story that can be extracted from hand written notes, location research, local histories, census records......anything. A small band of fellow enthusiasts worldwide have helped me with many of these. Of course there are always mysteries that defy research, but there's even a story inside these. All images can be viewed at super-size on Flickr.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Minnesota, USA. 1940s.

Foshay Tower, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 1940s.

A set of three flea market photos of Minneapolis (Foshay Tower, above) and St Paul. Two men appear in Royal Air Force uniforms. They could be British or Canadians. Notations on the backs of the photos draw attention to the tall buildings. I think they were sent to someone in England to show them American skyscraper architecture.

1st National Bank building, St Paul, Minnesota, USA.
1st National Bank building, St Paul. Jimmy Reed and Ken Bright, photographed by Mike Durrant.

View from the State Building. St Paul, Minnesota, USA. 1940s.
View from the State Building, St Paul. As chance would have it I came across another photo of this same building, taken in 1909, in a different flea market.


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