Vintage Snapshots

the wondrous world of vernacular photography

Category: Cars

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.

Just Great

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Pretty Good: Restaurant + Mustang, 1966 (click to enlarge)

Looking Out

Vintage snapshot photo taken from inside looking out to street

Inside the Piston Parts Co., c 1920s (click to enlarge)

Hoop + Hair

Vintage snapshot of girl with her back to the camera plus a basketball hoop to the rear

c 1940s (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.

On the Run

Circa 1920s snapshot of woman running, with parked car in background

In motion, c 1920s (click to enlarge)

The Disappearing Man

Vintage snapshot with odd light leak/mistake obscuring man sitting on car

I wonder what they thought when they first saw this one (c 1940s)

Rumble

Vintage snapshot of three people sitting atop a rumble seat

Rumble seat + light leak, c 1930s (click to enlarge)

A Snapshot

Vintage snapshot of a snapshot being made

Posing for a snapshot, c 1960s (click to enlarge)

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