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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

Off the Wall: 1975

Off the Wall: 1975

For fans of my sister-in-law, here she is in San Francisco in 1975. I know what you're thinking: Haight-Ashbury, but it isn't. I shot this on 35mm Kodak Vericolor. View full size.

Making those colors pop!

What a great backdrop for an informal portrait.

Flashback!

I had that same shirt.

Aw nuts

1975 was the year I entered high school. I wondered for a second how something from that year could POSSIBLY be on a "vintage" photo site; it really wasn't all that long ago, was it? Thanks for making me do the math.

Wall art

Seeing that mural reminds me of a project they had around the same era, back in Montreal where I grew up. The idea was to "beautify" the city while at the same time providing summer employment to aspiring young artists. That summer, blank walls everywhere suddenly exploded with colour with murals just like this as the budding artists transfered visions in the mind to these huge inviting canvases. Sometimes you could even spot an attractive young woman standing in front of them with an enigmatic smile. You could see them for many years after slowly fading away, a hazy memory of more innocent time. There may be some bits and pieces left yet. I don't know, I departed a long time ago and they only exist in my memory now. Ah youth!!

Thanks again tterrace. I don't have anything like this incredible visual record that you have of your life. So I have to live vicariously through your posts. keep them coming!

Wow

I never saw a 35mm tie-dye before.

Hello, Old Friend

Always good to see your sis-in-law. I feel at a disadvantage, not knowing her name, so I call her "Maria."

 
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