Vintage Snapshots

found photos & other curiosities

Category: Portraits

Fountainhead

Funny vintage sna[shot man seems to have fountain emerging from head

Circa 1920s (click to enlarge)

Another in the “backgrounds” series.

 

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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)

Bathed in Light

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circa 1920s

Jazzy

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Shadow Cat, circa The Jazz Age

Portraits: Chin

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Or: “Thumb” (click to enlarge)

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.”

Portraits: “Missouri”

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Missouri Pride, c 1920s (click to enlarge)

Perhaps not the best advertisement for the state.

Pete of C Company, 8th Infantry

Vintage circa WWI photo of a dog named Pete who was the mascot for the US Army C Company, 8th Infantry

Pete, circa 1910s/1920s (click to enlarge)

That looks like one nice dog. I would love to know more about him, but — unsurprisingly — can’t find any mention of him anywhere. He seems to have been regarded with affection in any case.

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