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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • GIFT IDEA: ART FOR BOOK LOVERS

SoCal Cruisin': 1969

SoCal Cruisin': 1969

Los Angeles Palm Springs from my first trip to Southern California in March 1969 as a teenager. I took this squatting in the street for visual effect with a Pentax 35mm SLR. Lots of 1960s (and classic 1950s) iron to enjoy, but darned if I remember what street this is! View full size.

Vermont St. Exit: 1969

Vermont St. Exit: 1969

San Francisco, March 1969. Taken from the front passenger seat, US 101 northbound at the Vermont Street exit. Love the Bobbie Gentry and Sammy Davis Jr. Harrah's billboard and the late 1950s Bentley cruising serenely in the southbound lane. View full size.

"Vertigo" +11: 1969

"Vertigo" +11: 1969

San Francisco, the Palace of the Legion of Honor in March 1969. My shot has a hint of Hitchcock with the older cars and bus. View full size.

SoCal Sunset: 1969

SoCal Sunset: 1969

March 1969 from my trip to Southern California, this time a sunset shot above 1960s American iron. How ironic. View full size.

Touchdown Shot

Touchdown Shot

Football or cops and robbers? From a Kodachrome slide found in Southern California; other slides in this set confirm they were from this area. View full size.

Serious News: 1912

Serious News: 1912

Our fashionable upstate New York woman once again, seen earlier on this porch here, here reading a paper that gave us the hint of the year 1912. There is a headline referring to "sailing under false colors" and a search led us to a 1912 news item about an imposter who gave himself various identities in order to woo and marry young women. The fact that other articles about him use the same phrase suggests it is the item in the paper she's holding. The paper is likely published either Rome or Utica NY. From a collection of glass and film negatives I purchased. View full size.

Into the Woods: 1912

Into the Woods: 1912

Another photo from the circa 1912 set of negatives I recently acquired that show more of our lady's wardrobe. She enjoys posing for, I assume, her husband and most of the photos seem natural and unselfconscious. Here is yet another of her outfits. We have figured out that most of the pictures were taken around Trenton Falls, NY. View full size.

 
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