Vintage Snapshots

found photos & other curiosities

Category: Bicycles

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.

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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)

Baseball Glove

Vintage 1960s photo of serious boy looking at his baseball glove alongside his red bicycle

America, 1960s (click to enlarge)

There isn’t much to really say here, except that this is why snapshots are great.

City Views: Corpus Christi, Texas

Vintage photo of Corpus Christi, Texas in 1930

Peoples and Schatzel Streets, Corpus Christi, 1930 (click to enlarge)

This shot is dated February 11, 1930, notes the streets on the back and also mentions “Bay in background” – and you can indeed see it if you enlarge the photo enough. A quick check online reveals that unfortunately nothing in this photo seems to exist today. The block in the middle is open space, and the surrounding streets are occupied by the typical contemporary mishmash of larger buildings. Another step “forward” in American urban planning.

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