Saturday, January 24, 2015


I don't know which grade this young girl was in when this picture was taken, but I have no doubt that she grew up to be a beautiful woman.  It's in the eyes.  Written on the back, "John Rosa"  A picture given to John Rosa, or for John from Rosa?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Goffin' Around

I don't have a lot of color photos in the collection and fewer ones this recent.  I'm guessing somewhere from the mid 80s to mid 90s.  And they do make me think of cheerleaders.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tulsa Train

Stamped on the back "JUN 30 '40" and " A XENIX PRINT BY ROCHESTER PHOTO SUPPLY CO. TULSA."  

In April of 1990, Knox Photography of Tulsa Oklahoma closed it's doors.  In 1930, Howard Knox's father started Rochester Photo Supply, a big gamble during the great depression, especially in Oklahoma a state that was also hit hard by ongoing droughts,  the dust bow, and the collapse of the area's agricultural base.  Howard's father sold the business in 1965.  Two years latter  Howard opened a camera business of his own, Knox Photography.  Howard sold that camera store in 1984 to George Karvis.

In my lifetime, I've seen a lot of camera stores come and go.  I hate to see them die off.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Girl's Basketball

When did girls start playing high school sports?

Written on the back "1940  L-R Leatrice Sabovrin, Betty Griffits, Carrie Curnan, Alina Paskowitz, Ora Sfeddo, Elaine Ugone, Clair Webster, Irene Rui, Nancy Whitiker, Doty Piccin, Judy Griffits, Phylis Whitiker, Coach Joe Vinick"

And yes, I did double check the spelling.  I suspect Griffits should be Griffiths, and Whitiker should be Whitaker. Which, of course, brings into question the other spellings.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

See My Puppies

Who doesn't love puppies?  Best guess, those who have to clean up all the mess they make.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

More Hollywood Costume Postcards

A month or so ago, I put up a couple of photographic bits of ephemera form the ongoing Hollywood Costume show at LACMA, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  Don't count on many more of these in the future.  I don't get down to the museum every week, and the show will only last so long, but when I do get there, if there are any new cards, I'll pick them up and post them for the movie fans who drop by this blog.  Anyway, Jamie Foxx in Django Unchained and James Dean in East of Eden.

Click LACMA to see the others.

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Waterbury Paper Box Co. Wedding Album 6

Looks like it's the whole wedding party on this one.  The bride and groom are pretty obvious, and then there are the bridesmaids and groomsmen.  The location doesn't look like a studio, so I'm guessing either the church, reception hall, or the bride's home.

It's time to leave this album for awhile.  I'll pick things up in another month or so.  Click on Waterbury Box Co. Album in labels to see the lot.