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Photo of the Day – 12/17/18 (“Hello, Sailor”, 1957)

Daily Photo — “Hello, Sailor, 1957”

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March 1957. “Women on board destroyer U.S.S. Maddox posing with sailors, modeling clothing with a nautical influence.” Photos by Christa for the Look magazine assignment “The Middy Look — Summer Clothes Go Nautical.”

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Posted by on December 17, 2018 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 11/17/17 (“At the Drive-In”, 1957)

Daily Photo — “At the Drive-In, 1957”

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April 1957. “Teenage girls in car at drive-in.” From photos for the Look magazine assignment “How American Teenagers Live.”

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Posted by on November 17, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 01/10/17 (“Beatnik JFK”, 1957)

Daily Photo — “Beatnik JFK, 1957”

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A young Senator John F. Kennedy, relaxing three years before he was elected President.  This was the same year his book, Profiles in Courage was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

September 1957. “John F. Kennedy wearing sunglasses.” Is that you behind those Foster Grants, future Mr. President? Photo by Toni Frissell.  

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Posted by on January 10, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 11/29/16 (“Drink a Banana”, 1950)

Daily Photo — “Drink a Banana, 1950”

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“Banana Burt and Lil at Buzzards Bay Dairy Queen, 1950.” Brought to you courtesy of United Fruit. Photoprint by Drink a Banana Inc. 

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Posted by on December 21, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 12/16/16 (“Wide Load”, 1959)

Daily Photo — “Wide Load, 1959”

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Somehow, I think that by today’s safety standards this arrangement wouldn’t go over too well.  Thank goodness for double, triple, and quad strollers!

Aug. 21, 1959, somewhere in New Zealand. “Two women with four small children in a pushchair on a city street, probably Wellington.” Evening Post newspaper photograph collection, Alexander Turnbull Library. 

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Posted by on December 16, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 12/15/16 (“All I Want for Christmas”, 1955)

Daily Photo — “All I Want for Christmas, 1955”

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The median family income in 1955 was about $4800 (adjusted for inflation, that’s about $42,500 today).  Using the same calculator, this $1000 doll would cost about $8900 — I think Santa would have been stretched a little thin in both cases!  I am captivated by the longing in the little girl’s eyes though.

1955. $1000 doll in lace dress in John Wanamaker, West Chester, lures little girl who eyes it in showcase. Original from Life Magazine, December 15, 1955.

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Posted by on December 15, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 11/29/16 (“Auto Accident”, 1958)

Daily Photo — “Auto Accident, 1958”

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Was Mrs. Smith bringing in the wash when she heard the crash? Circa 1958, more vehicular mayhem in Oakland, California. 4×5 negative. 

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Posted by on November 29, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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