Oct 30-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: October: Oct 30-05
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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, October 30, 2005 - 06:12 am:

We can't let the month slip away without noting that Chuck Voelker has some great new-old photos at Copper Country Reflections. Over the years Pasty Central has become a treasure chest of the history and beauty of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, thanks to contributors like Chuck who devote thousands of hours clicking, scanning, cropping and uploading. Catching up on the Reflections website this morning, the gentleman on the bike grabbed my attention - quite a trick to keep your balance, I bet. It's on Mine Street in Calumet, a couple of blocks from the corner of Elm Street, present day location of Still Waters (where Pasty Central began, of course). In the photo notes, Chuck estimates the picture was taken sometime in the 20's. But I'm wondering if the dates on the cycle banner are not 1880-1931 ? Our thanks to Chuck for some interesting additions to the collection this month.

Young miners
Hope you remembered to set the clock back an hour last night (or this morning).

Have a good week :0)
Linda Ledford (Linda) on Sunday, October 30, 2005 - 06:54 am:

Judging from the bunting on the wheels it looks like he may have been riding in a parade for some kind of anniversary. Could the bottom number be 1931? Love the shoe box memories. I have one wall of my living room decorated with new old picutres I bought from Superior Views about 10 to 15 years ago. Sure would love to add to my collection. Happy day to all from this troll who's a UPPER wannabe!

By Copper Country Reflections (Chuckvoelker) on Sunday, October 30, 2005 - 08:12 am:

Charlie- You are right! The date sure looks like 1931. I didn't even see that before. As always, I'm more than happy to share these great photos.

By Budone (Budone) on Sunday, October 30, 2005 - 08:25 am:

I think it is an eight. I zoomed in and the bottom looks filled, but the top of the eight the pedal and foot are in the way.

No matter though, I love seeing these pix!!!!

I need to go find the instructions sent to me ages ago on how to upload pix. Though not history filled like Chuck's, I do have some nice ones....least I think so!!!!!

Have a great week and Halloween!!!!

By JOHN AND ANNE KENTUCKY (Username) on Sunday, October 30, 2005 - 08:33 am:

Somebody who knows there cars should be able to date the pic. Look at the auto in the background.

By Glenn Hendrickson (Geeroy) on Sunday, October 30, 2005 - 09:26 am:

My father-83 years young-initially thought the car was a 1933 or 1934 Ford, but said it could be a 1931 which he said was the first year spoked wheels came out, hard to make out if they're spoked. Apparently car styles didn't change that much back then between years and companies.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Sunday, October 30, 2005 - 10:00 am:

Great shots. The building that looks like a house to the left of the bicycler looks like some of the houses being built today.

By Clara Huhak (Mugga) on Sunday, October 30, 2005 - 10:16 am:

I remember my dad talking about that wonderful ice cream.

By Capt. Paul & Dr. Nat in Texas (Eclogite) on Sunday, October 30, 2005 - 03:18 pm:

Im wondering if those miners in the second photo might like some of that ice cream; it looks like they have had a rough day!! ;-)

In all honesty Charlie, those bicycles aren't that hard to ride, the only problem is turning. You can't make a quick turn of the wheel, you have to make nice wide turns otherwise you'll flip over or launch yourself over the handlebars before you know what happened.

By Mary Geshel (Maryll) on Sunday, October 30, 2005 - 05:43 pm:

Charlie: It looks like 1881 to me. Also that Dairy was a great Co. The Ice Cream was great.

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Sunday, October 30, 2005 - 08:11 pm:

With my one good eye, it looks like --31. It's a kinda full 3 but a 3 nonetheless. The car does look like early to mid 30s to me. Those fellas in the other pic DO look like they had a lonngg day. Must be from w-a-a-y back, candles, even.

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Sunday, October 30, 2005 - 08:38 pm:

1932 & up Fords had different body style. There was a big difference between 1932 & up Ford Products from previous years. 1932 was also the first Ford "V8". Another big change started 1937 & up years, another 1941 & up and so on.
The car pictured looks like 1928 to 1931 vintage. In those years they used both wooden spoked and wire spoked wheels. Can't really pull out of the image much more. Perhaps the back spare hubcap would show a brand medallion but I can't pull it out! Spoked wheels, particularly wooden were used way back in the early 20s and probably earlier.

Yes the background building does look a lot like the style of many of the new homes being built. As a home goes I'm not impressed. I think many of this style homes now are ugly! Maybe because they remind me of these old industrial, institutional buildings!

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