Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Water Sports

Today's picture shows some young people at summer camp playing water games. I think one of the best things about summer camp was the water. Most summer camps are on either nice rivers or lakes, and are well equipped for enjoying the water. This picture was taken in 1942.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Eating Ice Cream

Today's picture shows a young lady enjoying an ice cream cone at summer camp. the picture was taken at a camp in Michigan in 1942. I can not remember having ice cream at summer camp, but maybe that was just the camps I went to.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Writing Home

Ah yes, an important part of summer camp . . . writing home. This picture was taken in 1942 in a summer camp in Michigan. It seems so foreign now to write a letter by hand. It has probably been decades since I hand wrote a letter. I bet some of you still hold to the wonderful old tradition of hand writing letters.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Camp Eating

Today's picture shows some young men eating at Summer Camp. It appears that they are eating pretty well. When I was young, I would go to Boy Scout summer camp and the food was usually pretty good there. The camps were along a river, so there was lots of water activities like swimming, canoeing, and boating. Overall, lots of fun.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Summer Camp

With warmer weather finally here, I figured it was a good time for us to reminisce about Summer Camp. So, this week we will be looking at old camping pictures. Today's picture was taken at a summer camp in Arden, New York, and was taken in 1943.

I am hoping you all will share your fond memories this week of camping trips or summer camps.

Friday, April 18, 2014


We wrap up Train Travel Week with this picture from 1909. It shows a group of passengers, and conductor on a train car. Travel used to be a big event, and you can see from this picture what a special occasion it was.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Observation Car

Today's picture is from around 1920, and it shows some passengers in the observation car of a passenger train. From the looks of it, I would guess you needed some sort of first class ticket to access this car.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Train Depot

This is a picture of the Grand Trunk Depot in Durand Michigan, and what a Grand Depot it is! The picture was taken around 1900. This is a very busy place, and it looks like trains are arriving and departing from all different directions.