Vintage Snapshots

found photos & other curiosities

Category: Funny

A 1960s Christmas

quirky odd 1960s vintage Christmas family poses with toy dog and closed-eyes cat

Labeled “Xmas 1966” on the back (click to enlarge)

Better late than never. This is one of my all-time favorites–especially the closed-eyes cat–and another example of how there really is nothing quite like a snapshot.

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.”

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).

Moose

Funny vintage snapshot photo of man with moose horns by "Order of Moose" sign

Angled moose man, circa 1950s

Fishing Trip

Funny vintage snapshot featuring an and dog "fishing" in what seems to be a backyard

c 1920s (click to enlarge)

The dog, to me, really makes this one.

Christmas is Still a Time of Peace

Vintage 1970s color snapshot of 2 kids at Christmastime

Peace, circa 1970s

It’s time, I feel, to revisit one of my favorite Christmas shots ever (originally posted in 2011 as “Christmas is a Time of Peace”).¬†Merry Christmas.

Early Photoshop

Altered snapshot photo on which someone has pasted a cartoon version of a woman's face

“Gracious! Look at us.” (c 1920s)

The face is on a piece of paper that has been glued to the back and shows through a hole cut in the photo.

Hello 1959

Vintage 1959 snapshot of man celebrrating New Year's in 1959 by wearing a giant diaper

Greeting 1959 in his own fashion

Branching Out

Vintage photo of a man standing in front of a tree, with the branches appearing to rise from his hat

“Mantlers” (c 1920s)

Another in the “Backgrounds” series (sample¬†here). While many of these of course seem inadvertent, I have to wonder whether they weren’t trying for this one.

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