We are happy to announce that The Mountain Top Historical Society has received a generous donation of 42 glass plate negatives from Shirley and Gerald Dunn. The photographs were taken in the early 20th Century by Oscar Showers and include photographs taken in and around Tannersville. They include some images of general interest and several family photographs of the Showers family and others as well as local homes and buildings. The photographs have been scanned and digitized and are being made available for viewing. Call ahead to arrange to see them at the Society's Visitors' Center. More will be posted here and on our Facebook page soon. Among the images is this one of Howard's Souvenirs. The site was later occupied by the A & P and now by the Bear Plaza. To see this image in a somewhat larger size, right click and view image.
On another note, our friends at Historic Automobile Endurance Runs identify the car in the photo as a 1903 Locomobile steam car.
More detail from a reply to a post of this picture on the Facebook page of the Horseless Carriage Club of America. A post there by Pat Farrell says "This is definitely a 1903 Locomobile Model B long wheel base Runabout steam car. Page 51 of "The Genealogy of the Locomobile" by Don Ball has a picture of this same model."
We're always amazed by the expertise of automobile and railroad enthusiasts. Thanks.