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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

The Decade of Hair

The Decade of Hair

We tend to think of the 1960s as the dawn of hair, which it was, but the 70s is when it went mainstream. Me and my brother in January 1974. It was also the decade of alternative pants, you'll notice. Got my trusty camera bag slung on my shoulder. 35mm Kodachrome. View Big Hair.

Meat Market: 1943

Meat Market: 1943

March 1943. Washington, D.C. Meat rationing at the A&P. "Harold Rowe, Office of Price Administration food rationing chief, sells meat to girl reporter at shopping preview of new program." View full size. Print of a photo by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information. [Thanks to John D. for this sharp scan. - Dave]

Heeeeey, Batter Batter

Heeeeey, Batter Batter

"Santa Baby 1963" now in the early 1970's in Rochester, Indiana. Kodachrome. View full size.

Full Service: 1950s

Full Service: 1950s

Onalaska, Wisconsin, early 1950s, when full service was the rule. View full size.

That '70s Slideshow

That '70s Slideshow

First Holy Communion in 1971 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rochester, Indiana, from a 35mm slide. View full size.

Wedding Aftermath 1954

Wedding Aftermath 1954

Gary, Indiana. January 1954. Kodachrome. View full size.

How Do We Look for Social Worker Visits?

How Do We Look for Social Worker Visits?

I see 1 Moe, 1 Curly, and 4 or 5 Larrys. 1969 birthday party in Rochester, Indiana. From a slide. Their faces really did stick like that if you think about it. We're looking at them now. View full size.

 
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