Vintage Snapshots

found photos & other curiosities

Category: Kids

The Windup

1940s/'50s snapshot photograph of black boy in baseball pitching pose

Pitcher, circa 1950s (click to enlarge)

 

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Reluctant

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circa 1960s (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)

Portraits: Gun Dance

1963 vintage snapshot photograph of black boy dancing to record player while wearing toy gun

Space to move, 1963 (click to enlarge)

Thanks to Leonard Lightfoot for uncovering another great image. This has to be one of my all-time favorites. As I have mentioned before a time or two on here, there truly is just nothing like a great snapshot.

Best Wishes for 2016

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Bird Dog, circa 1950s

Portraits: “Missouri”

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Missouri Pride, c 1920s (click to enlarge)

Perhaps not the best advertisement for the state.

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.

July 4, 1975

Vintage 1970s snapshot of dressed-up 4th of July 4-year-old girl

199 years old

The back of this snapshot reads “July 4th, 75, Tamara, 4 1/2.”

Buried at the Beach

Vintage snapshot photo of girl buried in sand at the beach

Happy, c 1940s (click to enlarge)

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.

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