Posts Tagged ‘1950s’

Family Photo, 1950s.

Saturday, September 6th, 2008


Family photo, 1950s. This photo appears to have been taken within minutes of this photo. The bicycle is a early-1940s Western Flyer, so it is possible the photo is older than I had originally thought. The girl in the background is sitting in a Radio Flyer wagon, set inside a wooden wagon, all stacked on a table.

Street View, 1950s

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Unknown location.

Johnson-Restado Farm, 1955

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

This farm photo is captioned “John Johnson Farm” and “Gina Restado Farm“. The crossout seems very deliberate to only hit ‘Gina’ and ‘Farm’. Hand-dated August 1955.

By A Parked Car, 1959

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Old man wearing a fedora, standing by car trunk. Photographed from a very low angle, like a child’s point of view. Photo datestamped by lab, “Sep 59″.

Suits, Ties, and Miller High-Life, 1957

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Taken at the Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee WI, February 1957. Color 35mm slide.

Stockings In The Yard, 1950s

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Young girl sitting in the yard, 1950s.

Accident In Process, 1950s

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

1950s photo; grandpa is going for a bike ride, oblivious to the broken arm about to happen just to his left.

Sue Ann, 1955

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Captioned “Sue Ann 5 months” on the front, “For Grandma” on the back.

Getting a Trim, Whiskey In Hand

Monday, July 21st, 2008

The barber shop in the Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, WI. Noted, “Edmond, Alma”, “7/59″. Scanned from a 35mm slide (more Pfister)

Cape Cod Illustrated

Sunday, April 27th, 2008


This map, short on words but large on illustrations, diagrams just a small portion of Massachusetts known as Cape Cod. It was printed as part of a booklet by the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad Co (which, in turn, was part of a 7-booklet set covering the entirety of the railroad’s reach). The booklets were designed for tourists and encouraged them to contact the railroads internal ‘travel bureau’, as though East Coast residents had no idea the Cape was known for its beaches and fishing — although its target was probably not locals, but folks like me from the flyover states who’d be intrigued by the treasure chest marked “Kidd“. I had no idea his lost treasure was marked so clearly on local maps!