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, 23 January 2012

Kansas City, USA. 1909.

Victorian houses. Unidentified street. Kansas City, Missouri, USA. 1909. Pendleton Heights? Scarritt?

Another fragment turned up of the fascinating 1909 USA set I found ages ages ago. Thanks to local history enthusiasts in Kansas City I was able to pin down the street today. It is North Indiana Avenue. The house on the left still exists but the one one the right was demolished. Our intrepid anonymous British photographer was most interested in the sort of 'house moving' that went on in America. On the back of this he wrote "two storey houses that have been moved over 300 yards in Kansas City, Missouri. Each house was lifted bodily onto rollers and then over a road and put onto foundations." 

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