Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Great Stuff: Treasure Store on Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg

The Treasure Chest is a funky little place at 3444 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, Mississippi, full of old sewing machines, LP records, hardware fittings, pots, glassware, paintings, books, and general treasures (OK, some might call it junk). The store is closing soon, and the proprietor generously let me wander around with my tripod and camera.  He is a really nice guy.
Even getting out of your car, you are greeted with neat things hanging from posts and the rafters of the porch.
Step inside: shapes, textures, and goods piled high.
The glassware is neatly organized along the wall.
Who is this elegant lady, and could she have once worn this straw hat?
Memories of the past. The gent looks very early-20th century, but the young lady has a modern countenance.
You have to love a place where the cat sleeps in the merchandise and largely runs the show.
I hope the owner can sell off his stock at a reasonable prices. It must be difficult to run a business like this. Nationwide, the economy is improving and many retailers report decent sales, but Vicksburg is still behind the national trends. Please patronize local merchants. They are your neighbors.

(March 10, 2014 update: the store has closed.)

Photographs taken with a Panasonic G3 digital camera and Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 lens.  Raw files reprocessed with Photo Ninja software. I used a 1:1 aspect ratio in-camera to create a square frame, similar to the view in my old Rolleiflex camera. The Rolleiflex used 120-size film to produce twelve 54x54 mm frames per roll. Click the link for an article on the Rolleiflex.

1 comment:

  1. I love places like this. And, the cat picture is beautiful.