Here are some baby photos from the 1800s, that were mixed in with an envelop! I don’t think that the baby photo, by St. Louis Photographer Bell Studios, came in the envelop as it’s postmarked from Miss A. Schenkel in Detroit (and sent to Henry Kellogg St. Louis). Whatever correspondence it once contained has been lost. The baby, presumably E..? Warren Kellogg, looks rather crazy in the eyes, giving that unfocused gaze just past the camera.
I scanned some new cabinet cards! Here are some pictures of young ladies and children from approximately 1880-1900. These photos are exceptionally clear, and you can make out the texture of the young woman’s skirt and hat. In another photo, a young girl is wearing striped socks and holding a doll. You can see her(…)
Some of my friends have made a documentary about Gospel Quartet Music, which is unique to a certain part of South Broadway in St. Louis. It covers the history of Gospel Quartet music, and includes alot of songs and original performances by gospel quartet groups. Please support them in their project to educate others about(…)
Here are some miscellaneous papers found in the IronRite envelope. They include 2 illustrated instruction sheets on how to change the muslin cover, as well as some handwritten notes which seem to be instructions for oiling and making a starch solution for the machine. Also included in this set of scans is a hand typed(…)
Here are some hints and tips for using an IronRite Ironing Machine, and the last 3 pages along with the IronRite Guarantee bond. The hints cover how to steam velvets, how to protect buttons while ironing, avoiding wrinkles, and removing shine. Covered briefly is the care of the roll padding and muslin cover, changing the(…)
These next few pages wrap up the instructions on how to iron with the IronRite model 80 or 85. They cover how to iron lingerie, boys shirts, mens shirts, slacks, jeans, pajamas, contour sheets, and slip covers. It even covers how to fold shirts after using the macine to iron them! As you can see,(…)
Here are 6 scans from the IronRite Automatic Ironer instruction manual for model 80 and 85. It recommends starting with simple pieces like handkerchiefs, and then gets into how to iron sheets and linens, other flat pieces, how to use the ironing machine to iron ladies wash dresses, and how to iron blouses. All of(…)
The most interesting parts of these pages from the 1940s IronRite Ironing Machine manual was the half page under the table of contents, answering the question to “Why do we iron?”. Everyone likes to wear nice clean clothing and well pressed garments… from a health standpoint, the heat of the iron eliminates the bacteria that(…)
I’m trying to sell this IronRite Model 85 from the late 1940s… but may as well scan the instruction manual and paperwork in the mean time!
Here is the envelop and the front and back cover for the instruction manual. Pages coming soon.
How often does a professional high end vintage car restoration company allow photographers to shoot beautiful gals with custom and vintage cars, without it being a car show or public event? This event is for photographers of all skills and levels. If you’re a newbie, you can literally shoot your entire portfolio in one day(…)