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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Candid Camera: 1950

Candid Camera: 1950

Circa 1950 comes this news flash of Mom from the "Linda" Kodachromes, somewhere in New England. The 21st century says hello! View full size.

1950s Photo Techniques #439b

Say something funny to the subject, then focus on the uvula!

Something Wrong

Something has to be wrong with this image. I was under the impression that nobody was having a good time in 1950. It is good to see that the exuberance being shown by this happy lady, proves that particular rumor is entirely unfounded.

 
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