Vintage Snapshots

the wondrous world of vernacular photography

Category: 1950s Photos

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

The Windup

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

Pitcher, circa 1950s (click to enlarge)

 

Don’t Believe Everything You Read

Vintage photo with

Circa 1950s (click to enlarge)

It’s not true. Happy 2017.

Heavenly Light

1950s snapshot of Old Faithful with particularly beautiful light

Old Faithful, 1951 (click to enlarge)

Portraits: Chin

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Or: “Thumb” (click to enlarge)

Best Wishes for 2016

Best-Wishes-1950s-Quirky-Xmas-card

Bird Dog, circa 1950s

Birdhead

Funny vintage snapshot featuring woman who appears to have birds flying out of her hair

Fly away, circa 1950s (click to enlarge)

Another in the classic background series (sample here).

The Girls at the End

Vintage snapshot photograph of 1950s girls with their bokes near a road sign saying "End"

circa 1950s (click to enlarge)

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