Vintage Snapshots

found photos & other curiosities

Looking Out

Vintage snapshot photo taken from inside looking out to street

Inside the Piston Parts Co., c 1920s (click to enlarge)

Heavenly Light

1950s snapshot of Old Faithful with particularly beautiful light

Old Faithful, 1951 (click to enlarge)

Face Off

Vintage circa 1920s snapshot found photo of a man facing off with an ostrich

Man vs. Ostrich, c1920s (click to enlarge)

I like the look (what you can make out of it, anyway) on the man’s face.

Victory, Summer 1916

Vintage 1916 snapshot of man with arms raised riding a bike down a country road

Looks like a winner (click to enlarge)

In honor of the 103rd Tour de France, which ended today. I just love this one.

Hoop + Hair

Vintage snapshot of girl with her back to the camera plus a basketball hoop to the rear

c 1940s (click to enlarge)

Bathed in Light


circa 1920s



Shadow Cat, circa The Jazz Age

A Man Could Stand in Lincoln’s Eye


At work, circa 1940s (click to enlarge)

Portraits: Chin


Or: “Thumb” (click to enlarge)

Portraits: Shoe

Oddball snapshot of woman posing upside down on grass in dance move, circa 1940s Los Angeles.

“In L.A. soon” (c 1940s)

Part of an album acquired yesterday originally spotted by John Taylor, who has an eagle eye for all sorts of photographic tributaries. The inscription on the back is nice too. It reads: “This is one of the dances June will do on the stage in L.A. soon. June, 142nd St, Haw.”

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