Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Old Picture of the Day

Source:  Old Picture of the Day Blog, by permission
I ran across a blog called Old Picture of the Day where the owner, known only as PJM, posts an old photograph nearly every day.  It's not a water blog, per se, but you'll see the connection in just a few more sentences.

His posts are eclectic to say the least, but he's been getting into a rhythm of late by keeping the pictures themed for several days in a row to perhaps a week.  He's even known to prod his followers into a game every now and then called "Mystery Person" where you must guess the person in the photo.  I assure you, these contests are not for the casual player, as they are pretty difficult and almost always require some internet sleuthing - at least they always would for me.

Anyway, I was intrigued by the section he has posted on Windmills (in the June, 2010 archive section).  And I've also run across several well drilling operations of yore, hand pumped wells and dam building photos.  I've probably not seen all his windmill, well drilling and related groundwater and water photos.  If you spend some time in his blog you can probably find quite a few more.  But what you'll see there while looking will keep you utterly amazed anyway, so it really doesn't matter if you find water pics or not.  I'm not kidding, the range of photo subjects is pretty amazing - I defy you NOT to be impressed.

Anyway, if you like old photos, this is the place to be.  I'll continue to stop in now and then looking for the groundwater pics and much, much more.  Maybe even someday I'll happen to know who the Mystery Person is!  HA!  (Don't worry PJM, about the only way that is going to happen is if you manage somehow to post a picture of a former chief engineer from the great state of Kansas!) 

Anyway, thanks to PJM for permission to use the above windmill picture and congratulations on a truly enjoyable blog site.  BTW, the above picture is listed as being from the Louisiana Purchase Exposition - a part of the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904.  Bet you didn't know that!

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