I Hear Invoices From The Past
Yesterday George came by the railway with another scrap book. OH HECK YA! It was for a story being done on Chesapeake Bay boat builders, and this scrap book was chocked full of old receipts.
It’s fascinating to me to see how commerce was done, and the small call outs on a bill, which meant that was something to brag about. Anyway, I digress into the depths of my personal rabbit holes of the importance of time, and that history is truly defined by the details, not the broad strokes. See? You just want pics. so here are some pics. OH! And I have more, so you better like them. It’s gonna be a long winter.
Thanks for indulging me. Today I am going to work/play by boat, hand lettering, and gonna get all Amish about life today. Right after I push PUBLISH! Okay and check my phone.
Great stuff. Sometimes I wish I was born 50 years sooner!
The Zephyr reminds me of the sub chasers that were made up in Clayton. Just on a smaller scale
Very cool ! I love old stuff like that. It brings the past to life.
Amazing history to see. Love that it states “Fitted Up With the Best Machinery”.
That first invoice is dated on our anniversary (July 31) unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) neither of us was alive in 1956.
Ok, for those of us who WERE ALIVE in 55….these are fond memory pics. I personally recall all those boats.
One invoice to Dr. Stuart Mcguire…he was a friend and customer of my Father.
Great stuff…I will enjoy the winter with more of these.
The Wings and Wheels and Keels show was very good with lots of cars and planes and boats on a perfect Va. Day.
John in Va. just back from GOING BOATING!
You mention that in todays dollars, a 40′ cabin cruiser would be $40,000….
The 24′ wake surf boats today on the lake are going for a quarter of a million dollars! I shake my head in disbelief at how many of them there are! And yes, they are hard on the docks! No one follows the rules about 200 feet from the shore.
Fascinating and wonderful scraps of history. Hand written on carbon copy paper to one day be seen via a digital file in every corner of the world.
Pretty cool stuff!