Today, Lifetouch, a national school photography provider, celebrates the second annual National School Picture Day, an opportunity to relive and celebrate school pictures, from bowl cuts to mohawks, neon to flannel. (Especially the neon and flannel, Xers.) This commemoration is all the reason I need to share this school picture of me from the fall […]
Photo Essay: A Family vacations on an undisclosed beach during the summer of 1976. Two of the siblings are wearing matching Bicentennial-themed bathing suits. (Source: Thomas Payne with CC License)
Toddlers on a Giant Swing at a Texas County Fair When I first saw this 35mm slide image for sale I knew I had to buy it. It features two Gen-Xers on a scary carnival ride known as the giant swing. It was taken in East Texas in 1971. It is a glorious visual representation […]
In 2018, I found a rare World War I, Lost Generation photo album at a flea market in Oklahoma City. It cost me $50. World War II albums are not that uncommon, but a World War 1 album of this caliber is quite an amazing find. Similar albums with fewer photographs and fewer human subjects […]
In 1976, my entire 3rd-grade class went on a field trip to a YMCA swimming pool in Colorado Springs. I was so excited! It was going to be the best field trip ever. I didn’t have a swimming suit so the night before the big day my older sister Becky altered her bright blue check […]
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I was so happy when I found this rare snapshot of a dinosaur play structure. It appears to be located behind some housing addition but I’m not sure. It could be a roadside attraction. Either way, it pays homage to everyone’s favorite purple longneck Snorkasaurus, Dino, of Flintstone fame. It put a big smile on […]