Vintage photos of:
This Hartford, Connecticut photo was taken by one of my grandparents either in the late '20s or early '30s. Why a tightrope? I muse why this man walks it. Did he have aspirations of joining the circus? I tend to think that he was honing his skills for pure enjoyment. View full size.
This was a party thrown for my mom and dad who are somewhat lost in the background, behind the cut-ups in front. At the house of a friend in South Pasadena, 1954. This is one-half of a 3D photo card. View full size.
May 1942. "Southington, Connecticut. Where Southington folk buy their magazines." Photo by Fenno Jacobs for the OWI.
Under the original black-and-white photo, one commenter remarked, "The only thing better than this picture would be to see it in color." This prompted me to start on what eventually became an almost year-long journey of Internet detective work in order to find all the magazines in this shot as they looked in their original colors. Click here to see all the magazine covers I collected. View full size.
Somewhere in Minnesota. Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Burch appear to the left, behind their son Frank. The identities of the three to the right are unknown to us. Admittedly, this image is unremarkable, except for a Barrow Gang vibe implied by the clothes, the postures, and what appears to be a Model A Ford--positioned in the rear to be inconspicuous yet ready for a quick getaway. Image from the Frank Burch photo collection. View full size.