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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Photo Sharing: 1960

Photo Sharing: 1960

A slide from a collection I purchased at the swap meet a few years back. They had belonged to an Air Force sergeant and his wife and dated from the 1950s to the 1970s; this one was marked May 1960. View full size.

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So much to love

I love this shot. Budweiser girls! From the days when each picture, especially color slides, cost a bit and you made sure you got the picture right. I collect thousands of these type of shots from the web and what I love is that, although they are posed, the posing always tells a story. Great shot!

The Trifecta

Budweiser, cigarettes and baby's changing table!!

Us looking at photos of them

looking at photos.

Gone.

And a pile of drugstore envelopes with two pouches, one for prints and one for negatives. The negatives were thrown out after this session no doubt.

Pity for us.

Nailed it

That's just a great photo! I remember my mom, aunts, and Granny sorting out and annotating who was in what old photo. It was a fun way to spend an afternoon or evening and I loved to hear them tell little anecdotes about the people and days remembered.

Those print dresses were what ladies "of a certain age" always wore. That Formica-and-aluminum table was so cool. Notice the beer cans were the old steel ones opened with a church-key opener.

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No Church Key

Cigarettes matches and Budweiser flattops. Everyone had the can opener. Nice table though.

 
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