Sunday, October 16, 2011

Photo Number 684

This is a photo from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Relaxing DL Antiques

Relaxing on a Sunday afternoon.   I had fun looking at everything in this old photo.  This gentleman seems to have everything he needs in his corner, a wicker rocking chair, a lamp, reading material stacked on the small table, more books under the radio and an ash tray.

I also found it interesting that there appears to be a live plant..looks like a philodendron to me..growing out of the lamp base that is on the side table.

Relaxing DL Antiques

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  1. The book title looks like "American Chronicle"!?

  2. The wiring of the lamp and radio? is split - you can see four wires and two wall "plugs". Its been a long time since I've seen such wiring!

    Ray Stannard Baker wrote the autobiographical "American Chronicle" in 1945.

    I think I can see "Baker" on the cover too.

  3. I love this photo. It instantly brought back memories of my grandpas and their corners. :)

  4. That is a nice photo. It makes me think the whole house was comfortable and pleasant. Papa looks as if he is well established in his little nest. I am sure Mother was happy he was happy there. You are right, he does look as if he is 'set'. All a man could desire is at his finger tips. And an escape route is right there too!

  5. Oh! I forgot to mention, watering a live plant planted in an electric lamp's base! That sure is before government safety regulations. But, then again, when I was 3 years old Santa brought me an electric child size stove and electric iron and ironing board.
    (1952) I couldn't tell you how many bad burns I suffered while ironing and cooking!

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  7. The table lamp with a planter base is quite interesting. I imagine that it was made of bright "brass" with a dark green shade. I wish I had such a neat lamp! There is a very similar planter lamp in the 1947 holiday movie, "Miracle on 34th Street." About 75 and 76 minutes into that movie there is an apartment scene [with Maureen O'Hara and John Payne's characters], in which that similar planter lamp [with a somewhat larger planter and shade] is clearly visible for quite some time. Again, I wish I had such a neat lamp! I should start searching for one on eBay. :-) Merry Christmas!


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