Vintage Snapshots

the wondrous world of vernacular photography

Category: California

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…

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.”

“There!”

Vintage snapshot of couple in Death Valley barren moonscape, circa 1920s

Zabriskie Point, Death Valley, c 1920s (click to enlarge)

 

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