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Travel & Vacation

Westward ...

Westward    ...

September 1943. "Greyhound bus trip from Louisville, Kentucky, to Memphis, Tennessee. This girl commutes daily to Memphis, where she goes to school." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

End of the Road: 1964

End of the Road: 1964

Shorpy Classic: A post first seen here six years ago, saluting road-trippers everywhere. Everyone buckled up? Let's go!

"Great Falls, Montana. Return after 3 wks Vacation. June 27, 1964." This Kodachrome is from a box of vacation slides I found on eBay. Originally posted 6-11-2007, and ready again for its moment in the sun. View full size.

 

Family Vacation: 1951

Family Vacation: 1951

"Burt Lake, 1951." Our young man with color-coordinated Plymouth and travel trailer, and Mama at the wheel. 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.

The New Mathewson: 1910

The New Mathewson: 1910

Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island, circa 1910. "Hotel (New) Mathewson." For many years the pre-eminent lodging in the "City of Hotels." View full size.

 

Passing Lane: 1906

Passing Lane: 1906

The Jersey shore circa 1906. "Rolling chairs on the Boardwalk, Atlantic City." Hotel Traymore in the background. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Forest Camp: 1950s

Forest Camp: 1950s

Here's the Blissmobile with the portable kitchen attached. This looks like it could be Yosemite again, in the mid-fifties. 35mm color slide. View full size.

Cooks on Wheels: 1950s

Cooks on Wheels: 1950s

Bill Bliss and his family again, enjoying a little outdoor cooking sometime in the mid-fifties. I'm not sure where this is but I'm guessing somewhere up the Pacific coast. 35mm Anscochrome color slide. Here's another photo of their trip. View full size.

 
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