Havenner's Biscuits

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 3 June 2019 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

These jars and box were spread out on the floor of the abandoned room. I took this photo through a broken window. The composition (while random from the scattered remains) is not quite what I was trying for, but I could not get my camera pointed exactly the way I wanted because of the wall and window frame between me and the subject.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/40 second F/6.3 ISO 400 36 mm (35mm equiv.)

Welcome to all. I began blogging Retained-Images in 2004 at My-Expressions.com. It is gone now.

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

You always find places where there are old forgotten things that your photos bring back to life

3 Jun 2019 5:33am

Devi from Chennai, India

wonderful image w9ith that box and all he bottles...solid bottles ! I went into the Google to read about these Havenner's Biscuits before posting this comments. It says that co0mpany was established in 1815 !! Wow..that's a long time !!
Wonder how long this abandoned home had been standing !!!

3 Jun 2019 5:34am

farNaaz50 from Iran

Oh Harry ! I wonder where do you find such lovely places ! even through window and walls it's great.

3 Jun 2019 6:13am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Wonderful vintage details. That´s all could reach good prices at the second hand markets today.

3 Jun 2019 6:45am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Really carries that message of abandon !

3 Jun 2019 7:28am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great composition and tones .

3 Jun 2019 8:07am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Superb colors.

3 Jun 2019 8:07am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

A reminder of the days of quality packaging. The box is particularly nice

3 Jun 2019 9:25am

Marjolein from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

No matter how hard you found it to take the picture, I think it's a special find. The box and all those pots in one piece. Well done.

3 Jun 2019 10:12am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

interesting to see

3 Jun 2019 11:12am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

The biscuits will probably taste very old, but the box looks beautiful !!

3 Jun 2019 11:32am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Ces teintes sont un bonheur !!

3 Jun 2019 1:54pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Ces vieux bocaux et la caisse avec le bons biscuits génial

3 Jun 2019 3:59pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I bet those biscuits are long gone. :-) A nice sense of order here in this disarray! Great elements from the foreground to the background as well.

3 Jun 2019 5:11pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

wow, what a find

exceptional image

4 Jun 2019 1:20am

yoshimiparis from France

You did not try to enter the abandoned house? Sometimes it is possible: D
I think you did well for the angle of view, despite the difficulty you had to do it

5 Jun 2019 7:17am

@yoshimiparis: I always enter when safe (both physically and securely). I got into part of this building, but the end with these jars and box was on the verge of collapse, and I did not venture too deeply.

Donald Havenner from United States

Nice find...my family owned the bakery from 1815 until about 1915 and then sold it to Nabisco. Remember Animal Crackers? We invested them!

4 Aug 2019 7:25pm

@Donald Havenner: Thank you for your visit and the interesting tidbit of history. I hope my photo brought you a smile or a happy memory.