Vintage Snapshots

found photos & other curiosities

Category: Odd

Reluctant

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circa 1960s (click to enlarge)

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Face Off

Vintage circa 1920s snapshot found photo of a man facing off with an ostrich

Man vs. Ostrich, c1920s (click to enlarge)

I like the look (what you can make out of it, anyway) on the man’s face.

Portraits: Chin

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Or: “Thumb” (click to enlarge)

Elephant, Dog, Rocker, Dress

Pretty, abstract shot of a small dog, an elephant figurine, and a view of a woman's leg and part of a rocking chair

c 1930s (click to enlarge)

The Front of the Shack

Vintage snapshot of shack plus blimp overhead

Shack +, c 1950s

Rear of vintage circa 1950s snapshot with caption identifying image

“The front of the shack”

Upside Down

Strange vintage 1970s color snapshot of person  doing a handstand in an open field

Upside Down, 1974

“There!”

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

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

 

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)

 

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 (sampleĀ 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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