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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

Robert Irving White: 1926

Robert Irving White: 1926

From a somewhat tattered 6.5" x 8.5" paper photograph. The exact text written on the back is: Robert Irving White (Bobbie) 3 Years Dec 20, 1926.

I found a site that has what I believe is another photograph of this young man dated a few months later in 1927. View full size.

Shri. Shankaralinga bhagawanji

Shri. Shankaralinga bhagawanji

Shri.Shankaralinga bhagawanji, has established mutts at Malenahalli and Komaranahalli, (Near Harihar) Smt.Janamma took the 'DEEKSHA' under the lotus feet of Swamiji. This picture must be taken around 1939. View full size.

Shri. H. V. Subbarao: 1929

Shri. H. V. Subbarao: 1929

Shri. Holalkere Venkatanarayanappa Subbarao, was one of the council members of the Municipality of Holalkere, Chitradruga Dist, Mysore State. Many noted citizens of the town are in the photo. View full size.

Chi. H.S.Krishna murthy

Chi.  H.S.Krishna murthy

Shri. Holalkere Subbarao Krishna murthy !

Many Senior citizens, are present in the photo. Shri. Sidramanna, Shri. Venkoba rao (H.M.Primary School), Gopalarao,Shri. Acchanna, etc; This picture, might have taken in 1946. View full size.

Woodman Home: 1919

Woodman Home: 1919

High school student Christine Bader assembled a photo scrapbook from 1919 through her graduation in 1921. In it she pasted pictures of her friends, family, and places she visited. I bought her scrapbook at an ephemera show in Pasadena, California.

Some of the places she visited were sanatoriums (tuberculosis hospitals). Woodman Home in Colorado Springs, Colorado was one of those. She does not say who the four women posed in the gateway were. The hospital was set up by the printer's union to handle both tuberculosis and black lung disease in printers, which was caused when they breathed in the carbon-based inks of the era. View full size.

Not Quite a Bikini

Not Quite a Bikini

Fifteen years earlier it would have been simply shocking for teen girls to be seen in public with so much skin exposed. But on the cusp of the Roaring Twenties, fashion had changed. Compared to the middy dresses of earlier bathers, this was nearly a bikini.

Photograph was taken by Christine Bader some time between 1919 and 1921. I found it in a photo album she made during her high school years. On the back is a purple rubber stamp with a triangular logo featuring the graphic of a native American in feather headdress, and the words Illini Quality Service. This suggests, that though she took the photos, she sent them out for commercial processing.

Dovid Ziv circa 1910-20

Dovid Ziv circa 1910-20

My great-grandfather, Dovid Ziv (1840-1921) He fathered 18 children by two wives. View full size.

 
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