New Webpage Feature - A Look Back: Photos of People, Places, & Antiques from Yesterday

May 13, 2023  •  Leave a Comment


Late 2022 I scrubbed everything off of my personal Facebook page and let it sit for months trying to figure out what to do. I had become disenchanted with it and was ready to leave, but I knew I had to keep it going in order to operate the "Bluetooth Drive-In Speaker" page that I was also maintaining. I was so sick of the negativity that I saw on the platform and didn't want to be a part of it anymore. During the Christmas break I came up with the idea to start my personal page over - but this time try to focus my content on this massive treasure trove of over 7,000 images that I had scanned from prints, negatives, slides, postcards, and scrapbooks that had belonged mostly to both of my late grandmothers and other family members.

So that brings us to today. For five months on Facebook I have been posting individual images anywhere from the 1860s to the 1970s where I had tried to do some minor cleanup and restoration, add some names, contextual information, and interesting facts to the photo. I have decided to migrate those images to a gallery here on my website in order to reach a larger audience to share some of these people and places. It's my hope that having these photos "out in the wild" will help answer some questions that I have about some photos, as in many cases there is no one left to ask alive!  It's my greatest hope with this project that other's might discover a photo of a loved one that they didn't know existed! As you will see, many photos are from old cabinet card portraits, postcard camera photos, or just general snapshots of life decades ago. Some photographs are of public places or destinations that I think others might be interested in seeing. Because of where both sides of my family originate a majority of these images are in Southeastern Ohio and the surrounding areas - but not all! I may also slip in some photos of antiques and ephemera that I have collected and historical places that I may have visited as well. This gallery will also be growing as I plan to add more photos as I edit and research them. You will see that I added a new VINTAGE PHOTO section to the top menu of the page now, and if you would like to comment, need to add some information, or found that I made a mistake PLEASE contact me at
[email protected]

Thank you for reading. This is "A Look Back"...



Antique Photos by Kanauga KoolAntique Photos by Kanauga Kool



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