Friday, May 26, 2017

When Ya Gotta Go



Ya gotta go.  Has anyone else noticed there are fewer and fewer public restrooms.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

At the Zoo



Written on the back, "Taken at the Continental Divide."  Those of us of a certain age can remember when it was possible to travel the country, going from one roadside zoo to another.  Most of them were pretty much like the one in this photo.  Wooden pens, dirty, and way too small for the animals being exhibited.

Canary In Danger



Drunk grandpa decides to get rid of the damn canary.  But how to do it without granny finding out?

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Joyce Needs To Puke



Written on the back, "April 1953 Joyce Jones."  I'll bet it was alcohol.

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Here, There, and Everywhere Collection-Murray Hill






So, the war's over, the men are back, and the women have left their wartime work and wait at home, in the suburbs, for their husbands to come home.  Just like a John Cheever story.

Murray Hill is a town in New Jersey, and it's connected to New York City by train.  No doubt this lady's husband got on the morning train to Hoboken, got the ferry to Manhattan and worked in an office.  Then, at the end of the day it was back to Murray Hill, a martini and the perfect children.  At least that's the stereotype.

This post is the back side of yesterday's entry. Click on The Here There and Everywhere Collection in labels to see other images.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Here, There, and Everywhere Collection-Suburban Life







So, I bought an envelope full of photos that the dealer told me came from an estate sale, and are all related.  As I've noted from the first post, I have my doubts.  For more details, click on the Here There and Everywhere Collection in labels for more details, and to see other parts of the collection.

Say suburbia, and most people think of the fifties and the post war housing boom.  I don't have a date on this album page, but forties or fifties is a definite possibility.  Note the Popular Science magazine in the rack next to the couch in the first photo.  The magazine wasn't aimed at scientists, but it's readership was mostly people with a bit better education than the general public.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Shoe Lady's Photographer?



I found this photo in the same box as the photos from the shoe lady series, it's the same format, same era, and same type of paper.  I'm guessing that this guy was her photographer, although, of course, there's no way I can verify that.  The Pride of the Yankees, from the movie theater marquee in the background, dates this photo to 1942.  Too, the camera looks like a Busch Pressman, a great camera.  Click on Shoe Lady in labels to see what I've found so far.