Vintage Snapshots

found photos & other curiosities

Category: Boys

Portraits: “Missouri”

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Missouri Pride, c 1920s (click to enlarge)

Perhaps not the best advertisement for the state.

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Happy New Year 1958

New Year 1958 baby vintage photo

Sometimes you just can’t keep them down (click to enlarge)

Here’s to 2015. And babies.

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.

Some Favorite Portraits

A random grouping of a few recently acquired shots that I think will remain favorites.

Vintage 1920s snapshot of woman standing with her arms outstretched

Beatific, c 1920s

Vintage photo of man on porch with post in way of his face

Porch, c 1920s

Odd vintage snapshot of two brothers flanking a small guy with a pistol pointed at him. Circa 1920s

Flanked, c 1920s (click to enlarge)

 

Light Waves

Odd vintage photo with strange light effect over people pictured in surf

1920s beach scene (click to enlarge)

Summer is about here.

Prankster

Vintage snapshot of 1950s family, with boy's face a blur

Classic 1950s family, Laura Scudder’s chips, Sun Valley, CA, May, 1957 (click to enlarge)

I’m not sure exactly what the imposing controls were used for (I can’t make out the abbreviation on the back, though the date, city and name of the family — Schepler — are clear). I assume, in any case, that the boy was quite pleased with himself when he saw this.

Merry Christmas from the Pipkins

Television-themed Christmas photo card from the 1950s

Christmas card, c 1950s

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