Vintage Snapshots

the wondrous world of vernacular photography

Just Made It

Circa 1960s

This has to be one of my all-time favorite portraits.
#snapshots #foundphoto #vernacularphotography #classic

Hollywood and Vine

1960s snapshot of the intersection of Hollywood Blvd and Vine St, with pedestrians, traffic, shops and the Capitol Records tower
Looking northeast from Hollywood & Vine, circa late 1950s, with Capitol Records tower

Just a kid crossing Hollywood Blvd with his mother. Something about the placement of the tape that was used to hold the photo in the album strikes me as kind of poetic…but maybe that’s just me.

I wonder who may have been recording in the Capitol building’s basement recording studios that day…

West of Prescott, Arizona

“West of Prescott, Ariz. – Aug. 5, 1959”

The world just used to be a better color, I guess.

On Stage

In the shadows, circa 1950s

2020

Nutty chicken leaps on sleeping man
Fowl, circa 1980s/90s

Somehow, I feel this captures a little of 2020’s vibe so far…

#funny #colorsnapshot #quirky #animals #chicken

Surprised

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Duck, 1973

Happy New Year

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Skateboarding, 1965 (click to enlarge)

 

The Windup

1940s/'50s snapshot photograph of black boy in baseball pitching pose

Pitcher, circa 1950s (click to enlarge)

 

Fountainhead

Funny vintage sna[shot man seems to have fountain emerging from head

Circa 1920s (click to enlarge)

 

Another in the “backgrounds” series.

 

Reluctant

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circa 1960s (click to enlarge)

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