Country roads, take me home To the place I belong… John Denver, Country Roads, 1971 1980s Discount Store Photography Today’s Daily Photo features two brothers with super shiny hair, broad smiles, and cowboy shirts, February 1981. The “found photo” is one of my latest acquisitions from Etsy and can be categorized as discount store photography […]
5th Grade Girls, 1978-79 School Year, Massachusetts. Touchstones in this picture include prairie skirts, gauchos, and wedge sandals. You can see more photos from this set in the July newsletter. Also, I’ve joined Patreon and on August 2, will share my first monthly podcast. Join for just $1. Thanks!
DAILY PHOTO: Mother and Son, 1975. The little boy in this picture paid tribute to his mom recently when he posted this photo on Reddit. Sadly, she died from COVID19 on May 8, 2020. I contacted him (Millwood798) and requested permission to share the picture. He was so gracious and obliged. “I miss her chocolate […]
Small Town Pep Rally This picture was taken in 1984 during a small town pep rally on a Mainstreet in America’s Heartland. This is the town where I attended high school, where I was a little prom queen on the prairie many moons ago. There were only 51 people in my graduating class! I loved […]
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.