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Winter Sport: 1952

Winter Sport: 1952

"Winter 1951-52." Our young man has a flair for fashion, and a way with the ladies. Fourth in this series of found slides. 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

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Just like Saskatchewan

but remember to make the halloween costumes large enough to fit over a snow suit eh!

Beautiful kids

Although the boy's coat is way too small and worn out, these appear to be very happy children. They look either Scandinavian or Eastern European, have the rosy cheeks of good health, seem strong and are enjoying the snow. I now am guessing Wisconsin, Minnesota, the Dakotas? Brings me back to the familiar winter aroma of wet woolen hats, socks and mittens spread out to dry on the radiators.

It's Ralphie!

Anyone who has ever seen Jean Shepherd's "A Christmas Story" recognizes the protagonist of that movie.

Zipper

I think zipper was quite modern in that days. Generally speaking, cute girl has modern outfit, in contrast to the boy (he looks kind of XIX century).

And Now For The Nightly News

Diane Sawyer and David Gregory reporting on ski conditions in New England.

Memories

Granted, I grew up in the 70's, but this reminds me of the days of putting a plastic bread wrapper around your feet to help them slide into your boots.

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