Vintage Photos - eBay Set #1 (237-240)

in #photography2 months ago (edited)

I made some impulse buys after getting a new scanner and picked up a huge batch of slides a while back. These pictures span from as early as the late 1940s to as late as the early 1990s. These were from Goodwill and eBay (sometimes via estate sales). There are many thousands of these slides. I will be scanning some from time to time and posting them here for posterity.

This set continues a batch of slides that I bought on eBay a while back. I don't have as much to go on as to the ultimate origin of these compared to the previous batch I was working on. They came to me from eBay and most likely were picked up at an estate sale by the seller. Most of them seem to be taken in the 1960s and same individuals are included in many of the photos. It looks like there are some that were taken in Miami and some that were taken in New Jersey and perhaps elsewhere. I get the impression that Miami was a vacation spot for this family.

The first photo is undated but would have been taken in the mid to late 1960s like all the other photos from this batch. It features a family that has been seen a couple of times previously including Mom, Dad, their four kids, a dog and something in a cage (a hamster maybe?). Presumably they are somehow related to the older couple seen throughout most of these photos (kids and grandkids probably).

The second photo is dated August 1966 and is another shot taken on Miami beach that looks like it was taken at the same time as some of those seen in the last two sets I posted.

The last two photos were also processed in August 1966 and were probably taken during the same trip but feature something a little different. They show a man wrestling an alligator. The sign in the background makes it obvious where they were taken too. It was a place called "Aquaglades" in Ft. Lauderdale. Apparently, this was some sort of wildlife attraction (that obviously included alligator wrestling) that existed in the 1960s. A quick google search will find more info about it as well as more pictures and video.

processed August 1966

processed August 1966

processed August 1966

See the previous post in this series here.

The entire collection that has been scanned and uploaded so far can also be found here. This also includes higher resolution versions and versions with post processing.


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