Not that I need or can use any more antique lace or tatting, I confess, it's become just another one of those 'non-essential collections.' I do need something to put inside my collection of boxes. The vendor was very anxious to unburden herself of the laces given to her by a friend all hand made between 1925-35. How could I say no at 75% off for the whole lot? I photographed a few below. And then of course, she also had a few old vintage photos and ephemera. You know the drill...
Dorothy and Margie Hines circa unknown
Below, the younger sister, Margie after some digital mucking about. I plan to reshoot the image again with a steady hand and hope for a much better resolution. But she is a little darling, don't you think?
Another fun find, this is #16 in a series of "Dr. Jayne" Victorian trading cards. They were produced at a rate of one per year for 22 years in the late 1800's. They are commonly found most anywhere and for sale for anywhere from $5-$10. Another "deal", at $1.
I love the faint portrait hung on the wall behind the young girl obviously 'hearing something' ( haven't we all "been there done that ") And...the voyeurish moon peeking through the curtain.. Spooky! Such a wonderfully suspenseful and mysterious atmosphere the artist, Mr. Buss, created.
Below is the back. In part it reads - The Ghost Story - "The moral of this, the Sixteenth Card of our Series, is that, if young ladies would avoid creating a scene, similar to the one of the artist, Mr. R. W. Buss, gives us in this admirable picture, they had better forego reading ghost stories at bed-time."
So, who knows, maybe one day, your ATC's may find their way to an antique sale? :0)