Photos and Framed Pictures in Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: 1934 Snapshot of Two Women

photo in a bottle
Height Bottle Markings
8" flat flask
Description, including signature and date

This bottle contains a photograph of two women and is framed in a solidly jointed wooden frame, on which is inscribed: July 26 (top) BELIEVE IT (left side) OR NOT (right side) 1934 (bottom). It is signed on the back "Happy Vanstry (?) Booneville Miss". The name is hard to read, but believe the maker was William Van Story or a member of his large family. He was living in Prentiss Co., MS (where Booneville is), but not in Booneville proper, in the 1930 census; he was a blacksmith.