Saturday, April 14, 2012

Photo Number 846

This is a little photo from The Tin Ceiling in Park Rapids Minnesota.

Cute boy in strange holder twoTin Ceiling

It is in a rather strange holder.

Cute boy in strange holder three Tin Ceiling

Pull out this tray.  Then pull out the mantle by taking hold of the wire? support.  Don’t let the mantle touch the box.  Form No. 5013

I am not sure if a mantle was a candle or what??  Any ideas?

Cute boy in strange holder one Tin Ceiling

Perhaps the little boy didn’t want his suspender overhauls to show.

Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)


  1. Oh my, this little man is a keeper! I have no ideas about this photo holder.

  2. What a precious child.

  3. The mantle box was recycled. The mantle is the white fabric bit that goes into gas lamps (like Colman lanterns). (see the box shown in the yellow band near the top of the page).

    Such a cute lil' guy!

    1. Thanks Iggy..I wonder if the little boy framed his own photo? :)

  4. As Intense Guy says, mantles were used on gas lamps. The occupation of "mantle maker" was quite common for women in Scotland then, as the flames from the lamps burned the mantle so they had to be replaced often.


Hi, Thanks for the comments, your input on these old photos is appreciated! English only please! All comments will be moderated! Connie