Archive for the ‘Old Photos’ Category

1903 Trenton High School Football Team

October 29, 2009
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1903 Football Team Poses in Front of Old Trenton High School

What originally caught my eye in this photo was the background, which is the doorway of the second of the three Trenton Central High Schools (the one that stood on the corner of Greenwood and Chestnut). 

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Recumbent Team Member

Then my eye went to the two team members lying down across the front of their teammates.  There are a lot of fascinating details throughout this photo and many interesting expressions.

 The hands on the hips of the boy on the left just screamed ‘attitude’ to me.  You can also make out the great quilted

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Hands on Hips

pants on this football player.  I know that I’m reading way too much into a simple team photo but all together it’s quite an interesting little gem.

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Kitten on her shoulder

October 20, 2009

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I love this neat little photo. I’m no expert in old photographs but this one sticks not only because of the casual pose with the kitten climbing on her shoulder, but also the way the image is positioned at an angle. Unfortunately it’s suffered from fading with an area protected by some other object making the discoloration uneven. There’s writing on the back which appears to read Grace E. Mabie, June 1897.

Interesting Website: http://www.ettc.net/njarts/details.cfm?ID=1193

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