Christmas in Los Angeles 1946 | via Vintage Los Angeles on Facebook I never tell anybody how much I love L.A. That is — the vintage Los Angeles. I remember. I was born there in 1967 and lived there until July 1974. Over the last 35 years I’ve returned about a dozen times. During my first […]
JC Penney Christmas Catalog 1977 | via Wishbook Penelope reminded me recently of Tolstoy’s famous opening line in Anna Karenina: Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. All the families wearing matching pajamas in the Christmas catalogs were all painstaking-happy. That’s such a Generation X thing to […]
Mario Genna’s Flickr accountis a delightful find. It features quality photography from the 1970s. The following photos from Christmas 1976 were taken with Kodak High Speed Ektachrome Tungsten (ISO 125). They were taken in Staten Island, New York.
These bikes are a real improvement on last Tuesday’s assault rifles! I love tinsel on a tree and a bright, shiny new bike on Christmas morning!
’73 VW Bug parked in the snow outside a house in Annandale, Virginia | Christmas 1982
Yesterday was such a tragic day as 20 little children were killed in a mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. Social networks became echo chambers as sorrow upon sorrow was shared within these virtually enclosed spaces. One of the things I saw posted was an image of William Holman Hunt’s The Triumph of the […]