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February 5, 2014

Last year I said that I needed to have my 'want bone' removed but I never did.

Unfortunately, I've had a recent flare up . . . . . . .

I want this cart:
Paris, 1950

A man reads a newspaper on New York's 6th
Avenue and 40th Street, May 18, 1940:

I want 5¢ milkshakes and 10¢ coffee.

See the lady in the middle?  I want her hat.
Vintage Black And White Photography - Bing Images

If that's a ferret in the wash tub, I want one:
Vintage Black and white photo

I want the table on the right:

Two young friends, Pittsburgh, PA, c.1932

Gentleman demonstrates the latest
stop sign technology, March, 1936:
Reflections on a Stop Sign: 1936
I want one.  The sign, not another man.

Very rare street scene, London, c. 1872

I want the birdcage under the table.
And the chairs.

I want everything in this photo:
Wright Light: 1949
Photo of Russel Wright's apartment at 221 East
48th Street, New York City, May 13, 1949

Do you see it?  The palmist sign to the left?  I want it.
Federal Clothing: 1925
Federal Clothing Store, 621 Seventh St. NW,
Washington, DC, 1925

Rapid Deployment Force: 1917
I never had a pony.  I want that pony.

If I can't have a pony I'll take a goat.
Moxie Kids: 1904
Coney Island goat carriages, 1904

The Detroit Opera House and Wonderland Theatre, c.1900
Wonder what happened to those signs?
I want them.

City Hall of Detroit, MI, c.1900
Welcome to Detroit: 1900
Yup, I want one of those fruit carts, too.

Clifford and Tommie Whittington of 38 Price St., Savannah,
GA, converted their basement into a deli and beer store, c. 1937
Where is that gorgeous neon sign today?  I want it.

Another view of the Whittington's deli and beer store.

The Bayou Pom Pom Grocery Store stood at 701 Bourbon
Street at Peters Street, New Orleans, LA, c.1937
Sad that all of those signs ended up in the city landfill.  I want them.
Google: 701 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA
The same street lamp is still there!

A class for makeup sales associates, the Helena
Rubinstein Co., 655 Fifth Ave., NYC, Sept., 1961
Wrapped in Plastic: 1961
I want one of those vanities.
(Reminds me of the scene on Mad Men where she emptied the waste basket
of tissues where the models had blotted their lips - "a basket of kisses.")

Miss Elizabeth Huffman working in a research
test kitchen, Washington, DC, Sept. 6, 1922:
Get Milk: 1922
The kettle and pressure cooker - I want them.

A vintage typewriter?  Want one.
Qwerty Women: 1902
The typewriting department of the National
Cash Register Co., Dayton, Ohio, 1902
(These ladies would be amazed by Casual Fridays.)

I want a tree house like this:
ChĂȘne Chapelle
The ChĂȘne chapelle (“chapel oak”) is an oak tree located in Allouville-Bellefosse in Seine-Maritime, France.
The oak tree is between 800 and 1,200 years old. It is 15m high and its base has a circumference of 16m. Its hollow trunk hosts two chapels, which were built there in 1669: Notre Dame de la Paix (“Our Lady of Peace”) and the Chambre de l’Ermite (“Hermit’s room”). A spiral staircase around the trunk provides access to the chapels.
The Oak Chapel still stands and can be seen in modern photographs here.
Chene Chapelle ("Chapel Oak") is an oak tree located
in Allouville-Bellefosse in Seine-Maritime, France.
The tree is believed to be between 800 and 1,200 years old.
In 1669 two chapels were built in its hollow trunk.

Sadly, a current photo of the tree shows that
it hasn't fared very well over the centuries.

Yup, I've definitely got to get that 'want bone' removed.


  1. I absolutely love the fact that all your wants come from old photos! Even if you don't find the goodies in them, at least they can be framed and admired! Also, 5cent milkshake? If only eh?!


  2. I love your wants!! Wow, those photos make you feel you could be right there!! LOVE everyone one of them....especially the Chapel in the tree. I would like to shop on that corner building where the man is carrying out a chair and the lady is sitting.....wonder if that was a shop? Regardless, I'll pretend it's a junk shop! Blessings~~~Roxie

  3. Love all the vintage goodies - the photos are wonderful! xo Karen

  4. What a great post! Oh I wish that all of the photos would have been loaded......I found myself happily waiting for you to point out what you "wanted" in each I laughed when I saw the women (the one with the hat) and the sign above them said "Lips that touch liquor shall not touch ours"....hahaha.....and by the looks of most worries....did I say great post?....:)

  5. That cart can make a cool sledge. I like that hat too. don't get rid of your want bone.

  6. What wonderful pictures and a bit of nostalgia for days gone by...

  7. Great images from earlier times. That "want bone" seems to be present here.:-)

  8. hahahahahaha... "want bone "
    All the photos didn't upload but the ones that did were super.
    I am so upset over the tree. Who thought we will cut the tree up and build a tree house in it !

    cheers, parsnip