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Travel & Vacation

Tent City: 1910

Tent City: 1910

July 26, 1910. Tent city on the beach at Rockaway, Queens. View full size. 5x7 glass plate negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Vacancy

Vacancy

The same view from 1960 as below, but at night. Pretty, isn't it? View full size.

 

No Vacancy

No Vacancy

Another Kodachrome slide from the Shorpy shoebox, labeled "Florida 1960." View full size. Could there be a postcard on eBay showing the same motel?

 

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall ...

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall ...

Today we continue documenting the annual vacation odysseys of the Red Chevy family from Great Falls with a 35mm Kodachrome titled: "Great Divide at Kicking Horse Pass, Yoho National Park, Alberta, Canada. July 18, 1961." I found these on eBay — picture after picture of the family car, a 1960 Chevrolet, every summer from 1960 to 1964. More below, including the actual kids. View full size.

 

Happy Campers: 1960

Happy Campers: 1960

Kids of the Red Chevy family. "Camping near Many Glacier. Glacier Nat. Park, Montana. July 3 1960." Underexposed Kodachrome. View full size.

Hawaii: 1962

Hawaii: 1962

Somewhere in Hawaii in 1962 - who can tell us where? 35mm Ektachrome transparency from a California thrift store. View full size.

 

First Clouds, then Sun: 1963

First Clouds, then Sun: 1963

"Going-to-the-Sun Hwy., Glacier Nat. Park, Montana. June 8, 1963." 35mm Kodachrome transparency. View full size. Today we continue our selection of vacation slides found on eBay and in a thrift store out west (tip of the Shorpy cap to Tom Munoz). Above is the vacationing Great Falls family we met yesterday, in a picture taken the year after this one. Anyone ready for a sandwich?

 
 
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