Passanti

this is a new set of then & now photos from one of my favourite vintage photo collectors Giuseppe Savini. he says,

This is a series of photos I took in Bologna. I thought it was a good idea … then they told me that similar work had already been done … and then I gave up everything. – translated from Italian

Kodachrome…

You give us those nice bright colors, you give us the greens of summers / Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, oh yeah! / I got a Nikon camera , I love to take a photograph / So Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away

worth a thousand words

jordan smith aka what makes the pie shops tick? collects found vintage photographs & ephemera that i can browse for ages and ages (and have done). his collection is amazingly extensive and gives you a glimpse into the lives of ordinary americans in the fifties and sixties.

care free

wouldn’t mind feeling like this right now.

instead have deadlines to meet and birthday presents to buy and a slight wine hangover to deal with. things have been a bit lackluster around here but i promise i’ll perk it up soon enough!

boy castaways

The author and dramatist J. M. Barrie created this adventure story in 1901 for the Llewelyn Davies family. Barrie befriended the Llewelyn Davies family in the 1890s and his famous character Peter Pan was inspired by the children. Barrie published only two copies of the story – one copy, given to the boys’ parents, was misplaced on a train in 1901. The only other remaining copy is held at the Beinecke Library. An inscription by Barrie reads: “There was one other copy of this book only and it was lost in a railway train in 1901.”

cape town & suburbs

family friends found this book in a vintage market in geneva, switzerland – of all places. now it has returned to sunny south african shores. i think it was printed in the fourties / fifties (no date unfortunately), though the postcards inside are all probably from the turn of the century. i love the cover. more at my flickr

shorpy

shorpy is one of those sites i should have discovered years ago, but instead only found in the past month via this via that via this via some other site i forget. anyway i’m glad i did because these vintage images are quality. and when i say quality, i mean HIGH quality.