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Vintage Slides

Amsterdam. 1981.

Eric found a carousel of holiday slides from 1981 at Goodwill. It is always fascinating to see what changes and what stays the same. Often it is only the clothing that would give away the date of the photo. Arriving at Centraal Station. Always a familiar sight Ravensbrück Memorial, Museumplein. Despite traversing the Museumplein surely […]

Vintage Slides: Posing in Pisa. 1954.

This slide certainly falls in the “some things never change” category! Our heroine seems to be doing a pretty good job of “holding up” the tower in an era before instant digital photography. Stay tuned for a 21st century look at the same pose.

Vintage Slides: The Haring Eaters. Marken, Noord Holland. 1956.

In our continuing series of vintage slides here’s a charming slide from Holland. We believe these slides came from an officer in the American Military stationed in Germany in the 50s. Here’s a typical picture of tourists devouring the raw “nieuwe” haring. Most Dutch people eat it with a knife and fork. The photographer wrote […]

Notre Dame de Paris. 2005.

As promised in the entry earlier today, here’s a picture of Notre Dame all cleaned up. This was taken by Clay Doyle in 2005 during Paris’s bid for the 2012 Olympic Games. Note the bit of scaffolding in exactly the same location as 1954. Île de la Cité, Notre Dame de Paris, 2005.  

Vintage Slides: Notre Dame de Paris, 1954.

Some things never change and other things change quite a bit! We’ve found a cache of vintage slides at the Cayucos Antique & Collectibles Street Fair.  We plan to bring you some scans of these vivid slides in the months to come. To start here’s a picture of Notre Dame.  Scaffolding: that’s something that belongs […]



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