Friday, January 25, 2008

Photo Hunters ~ Old Fashioned

This item has been in my husbands family since 1910. It was his great grandmothers.

Can you guess what it is yet?

How about now? ... Hint.. old timers ipod...


It's a Victrola, and it still works! Although the sound leaves something to be desired.


The details on it are fabulous.

When I opened it's top I found the original shipping label. It was soaked with gear oil but still legible.
It was shipped from Chicago to a small town on the west coast. It only had her name the town and state listed. No zip code or street address.


I just love it and hope that it stays in our family for years to come.


You can find more Photo Hunter HERE.

21 comments:

SabineM said...

Oh how gorgeous. I love the angles that you took the photos! Great take on the theme!
how is Pink eye?

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oh, isn't that a lovely piece!!!
That is definitely something you want to have in the family for a long time... what a treasure... beautiful.

Carver said...

Wow, that's great. What a cool thing to have and you got some wonderful shots of it. Hope you have a pleasant weekend.

Corey~living and loving said...

ooooo how totally cool! I love all the shots you got of it. :) that is so wonderful. what a treasure. :)

have a great weekend.

JC said...

What an awesome keepsake! I remember my Gram's victrola... we were never to touch it.
It's long gone, now, but I did admire it.

Juliana RW said...

Great...is it still work???

My Old fashioned

Have a nice weekend

Pat said...

Wow - what a great item to have!!

Happy Weekend.

rdl said...

good one!!

Byrning Bunny said...

Loved it. Do you still have the old records to play on it?

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~Yen~ said...

Your photos are GORGEOUS and so with that one:) Love your take this week!

Julie said...

Magic shots - almost got it in one; we had his master's voice gramophone records at home. Lovely blog.

ellen b. said...

Beautiful shots!

Julie said...

ps - just found the dinosaurs. My lads would have loved them when they were that age! Stunning shots.

Utah Mommy said...

Oh wow a big horn! i wonder if my grandma still kept my grandpas big horn like this. great hunt! Happy weekend!

Rachael said...

Wow that is fantastic, truly an item to treasure. x

Mama Zen said...

That is just gorgeous!

Joyismygoal said...

oh that is awesome we used to have one of those very cool good take on theme

jams o donnell said...

WHat a great old recod player. I would love to won one of those myself. Happy weeekend!

LibertyBelle said...

Fantastic! Great photos - love the sepia brown and the motif!!!!
Best photos this week!!!
Happy Weekend
L

Anna said...

Wow those are really neat...Great photos too...thanks for sharing...Mine is up too:
Every Beat Of My Heart

Nap Warden said...

Great shots...What a cool post!