Vintage Snapshots

found photos & other curiosities

Category: Women

Don’t Believe Everything You Read

Vintage photo with

Circa 1950s (click to enlarge)

It’s not true. Happy 2017.

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.

Bathed in Light

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circa 1920s

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.

“Gene Chandler Live On Stage in ’65”

1960s snapshot of cute Black girl posing with record albums and singles

Toy dog, records (including Gene Chandler), girl, circa 1965 (click to enlarge)

A bit of info on Chandler from this site: “Gene Chandler’s association with his first and biggest hit, the perennial oldies-station favorite “Duke of Earl”, tends to overshadow a long and fruitful career as a consistently effective Chicago pop/soul stylist. Chandler’s instantly recognizable, anguished tenor, polished by his years in doo-wop with the Dukays, proved to be a perfect vehicle for the urbane love songs of Chicago’s greatest pop/soul composer, Curtis Mayfield. Chandler, Mayfield, and producer Carl Davis collaborated on a string of hits for the Constellation label in the mid 1960s.”

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).

The Girls at the End

Vintage snapshot photograph of 1950s girls with their bokes near a road sign saying "End"

circa 1950s (click to enlarge)

“I wanted it in color”

Vintage snapshot of woman with birds on her arms at Busch Gardens Park

Black-and-white birds, c 1950s (click to enlarge0

Inscription on rear reads: “Virginia took this but I wanted it in color cause the birds are so pretty.”

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