In 1976, schools across the United States of America celebrated our nation’s 200th birthday with school plays and parades. School pictures and class pictures featured liberty bells, the U.S. flag, Bennington flag, or a Spirit of ’76 banner. From coast to coast, kids, all of whom were Gen-Xers, dressed up in Colonial costumes. Girls looked […]
If this picture of two preschoolers in leisure suits doesn’t make you laugh you might need to go on the Injured Reserve for a broken funny bone. The photo, which is I purchased for about $3, was taken in 1977. The little designs on the shoulders are these little chicken people-things (ha!) wearing bandanas and […]
Walkman made its way to American shores in June 1980. Happy Anniversary, Walkman. For an excellent essay on 80s music, aging and lies, check out Ted Anthony’s latest article on Medium, We Did Not, In Fact, Build This City on Rock and Roll: Aging, death and the lies of 1980s bubblegum music.
This is the latest addition to my 1970s photo collection. It cost me almost $10 so I hope you love it! It is an image from a 35mm slide taken in the early 1970s. The exact date and location are unavailable. The image features a motel swimming pool by the ocean, but that’s not why […]
Paco Gonzales proudly shared his First Communion class photo with the Facebook community. The photo was taken in 1976 at St Joseph Church, Edinburg, Texas. The church is in the Brownsville Diocese, which was established nine years before this picture was taken. (In 1965, it was created after Cameron, Willacy, Hidalgo and Starr Counties were […]
I’m in the process of haggling with a collector over a 35mm slide I want to purchase. It features a rare product used by Gen-Xers born between 1966-1974 and I want to add it to add to my collection of vernacular pictures of Generation X. The seller wants $9.99 for it and I only want […]
Happy Father’s Day! This is my dad and me in 1979. The summer before we’d been homeless for a spell staying at the Salvation Army, living off the relative kindness of strangers. Eventually, my dad had enough money to rent a room in an old hotel above a Western Auto. It was located in a […]