ATTRACTIVE COUPLE AT CROWDED SWIMMING POOL : BATHING SUITS : SNAPSHOT

This vintage snapshot photograph features an attractive couple in their bathing suits, standing in front of a crowded swimming pool. This photo was found in France.This scallop edged vintage photo measures about 3.50″ x 2.5″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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A WOMAN AND HER ANTIQUE APPLIANCES : TELEVISION, TOASTER, WAFFLE IRON, & FRIDGE

This vintage snapshot photograph features a woman sitting at her kitchen table reading a newspaper. Behind her, are four antique appliances; a television set, refrigerator, toaster, and waffle iron. This scallop edged vintage photo measures about 3.25″ x 4.5 and is in very good condition (see scans).

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ANTIQUE CAR AND DRIVER : NASH ROADSTER : VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH

This vintage snapshot photograph features a proud driver standing next to his beautiful automobile. I believe the car is a Nash Roadster from the 1930’s. The Nash nameplate can be seen on the grill of the automobile. Note the car’s thin tires and bug-eye headlights. This vintage snapshot photograph measures 5.5″ x 3.25″. SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF AN ASIAN WOMAN WORKING IN A FLOWER SHOP : VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH

This vintage snapshot photograph features an Asian woman working in a flower shop. It appears that she is wearing a kimono. She is surrounded by pretty plants and flowers. The photo measures about 3.25″ x 4.5 and is in very good condition (see scans).

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JOHN KENNEDY : INAUGARATION DAY : COMMUNICATION WORKERS OF AMERICA : AFL-CIO

This snapshot captured the inaugaration parade for the United States 35th President. John F Kennedy’s inaugation date was 1/20/1961. This photo features one of the parade’s floats. The float was sponsored by the Communications Workers of America. The group was associated with the AFL-CIO. The float is quite patriotic and has a banner stating “World Peace Through Communication”. The people seen on the float are portraying various types of union member workers. A telephone pole climbing repairman, a telephone operator, and other communication workers are represented. The telephone poles have banners asserting some of the freedoms enjoyed by American citizens. This snapshot photograph measures about 4 3/4″ x 3 3/8″. SOLD

 

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PORTRAIT OF A GEISHA

This vintage photograph features a pretty Geisha girl. Presumably, the photo was taken in Japan. Geisha girls are Japanese women who are entertainers. They perform ancient traditions of art, dance, and song. They wear traditional costumes and make-up. This photograph measures about 3 1/8″ x 4 1/2″ and is in excellent condition.

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THREE ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL : TWO WEARING SHADES

This snapshot photograph features three adorable little girls standing in a field. A pair of the girls are barefoot and two of them are wearing sunglasses and wonderful smiles. The third child appears to be eating something that looks like a sandwich. The child on the left is holding a pail in her left hand. This photo measures about 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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NOSE ART : THE ART WORK ON THE NOSE OF MILITARY PLANES

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These two snapshots provide examples of nose art decoratively painted on the fuselage of American planes during World War II.  Nose art was originally deployed as a way of identifying friendly aircraft. The practice evolved to the point that the art became a way of expressing individuality within the uniformity of the military. It also reminded plane crews and ground support of better times back home and at the same time defended the men from the stresses of war and the threat of death. Nose Art was not sanctioned by the military but they did not enforce rules against it. Nose art has been described as “folk art” as well as “graffiti art”. Some civilian airlines later picked up the practice of displaying art on their airliners. The practice of nose art on fighting airplanes began with German and Italian pilots. The first known example was a sea monster that was pained on an Italian war plane in 1913. The most famous of all nose art was was the shark-face image which first appeared on British and American planes during World War I. During that time, the creators and artists of nose art were usually members of the ground crew. World War II has been called the “golden age” of nose art. Axis and Allied pilots participated in the practice. Artists included both professional civilian artist as well as talented servicemen. Paintings of “pin-up” girls and cartoon characters were very popular nose art during the second World War. Nose art is still a popular tradition today. Photo 1 features a pin-up girl lying down. There are a number of names painted on the fuselage (“Karma Jean”, “Bizzy”, “White Angel”, and “Little Joe”. I don’t know what the names represent. Perhaps they are nicknames of the crew members. There is also a column of names near the front of the fuselage and it is my presumption is a list of the proper names of all the crew members. In my unsophisticated opinion, I believe the pictured plane is a B-24. I could really use a fact checker right now. This image measures about 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ and is in very good condition. Photo 2 may also be a B-24 bomber. Note the US insignia (star in a blue circle) on the rear of the fuselage. Also take notice of  the two aircraft in the background. The nose art on the foreground plane is a painting of a pin-up named “Miss Behaving”.  This photograph measures about 4 1/4″ x 2 1/2″.   (SOLD)

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ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL DRESSED FOR WINTER

 

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This snapshot photograph features an adorable little girl dressed in warm winter clothing. Enough said. The photo measures  3 3/8″ x 5″ and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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SNAPSHOT OF A CLYDE BEATTY CIRCUS TRUCK : THE CIRCUS HAS COME TO TOWN

This vintage snapshot photograph features a Clyde Beatty Circus Truck. It appears that the circus has come to town.  The photo was taken in 1959. The date is printed on  the top border of the photograph. Clyde Beatty (1903-1965) was an animal trainer and zoo owner in Florida. His first job at a circus was as a cage cleaner. He rose in status as he became an animal trainer. He was known for his lion taming acts. Eventually, in 1945, he became a circus owner and later merged with the Cole Brothers Circus.Beatty was famous for his “fighting act”. He would enter a cage with wild animals with a whip and a pistol strapped to his side. He demonstrated his courage by facing a cage full of animals including lions, tigers and cougars. At the peak of his career, Beatty’s act featured 40 lions and tigers. Beatty was so popular that he appeared in films between the 1930’s and the 1950’s.  He appeared on television in the 1960’s. The snapshot measures 3 1/2″ x 5″ and is in very good condition.

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