Auction Fever

A friend and I have been following what's available at Houston Brooks auctions in Burnham, Maine. I bought my most recent doll sized cast iron stove there. I don't need to bring more stuff home, but I am on the lookout for a particular kind of bureau/stand for my house.   I want it to be vintage and in good condition but not so wonderful that I'll feel guilty about painting it.   This lot with the pictures of an old house caught caught my eye.

I am somewhat sentimental.  The picture of this house above was important enough for someone to put it in a frame.  Was it an early family homestead or a beloved vacation spot?  Was it their first home?  I hope that someone wrote on the back of the image who lived here and when, and where this house is.  

Mark your pictures, people. 
Mark your pictures, Dixie.

Have a great day, 


Jan Conwell said...

You make a really good point. The sad thing is we don't print pictures anymore...they're all stuck in the computer. I don't think I have any actual photos out on paper since we bought our digital camera in 2001. (Yes, we were late bloomers there, but at least I've got pics of the kids in high school!) :~)

Maybe the point for me would be "Print your pictures...THEN mark your pictures, Jan."

Dixie Redmond said...

Yes, a good point on that. I put important ones "in the cloud" through Carbonite. Which makes me think, I must be due to renew. ;-) It's worth it for peace of mind after I lost 9 months of pictures one time.

Unknown said...

Oh gosh, that reminds me that we have mounds and mounds of unmarked pictures. I'm terrible at that sort of organizational thing, just terrible. I should set aside an few hours one evening/week just for dealing with old pics...

Mary Ann Tate said...

I do genealogical research and I so wish people in the day made a point of putting names on the backs of pictures. It's also a good idea to use an archival quality pen.

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden