Vintage Photos - eBay Set #1 (153-156)

in #photography4 months ago

See the previous post in this series here.

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.

All of the photos in this set were processed in August 1966. The first photo made me think about how kids these days don't know what it was like to grow up without a portable computer (phone) in your pocket. And people my age don't know what it was like to grow up without a TV. I guess the only option was to lie on the floor and stare at a fan... Ok, my guess is that it was just really hot an there was no air conditioner. August would have been the hottest part of the year.

The second photo was taken outside of the Sandy Shores Motel in Miami beach. As the only references to it I can find are from old postcards from the 1950s and 1960s, I doubt it exists today.

The last two photos appear to have been taken inside of a Catholic church, however it isn't obvious to me where it might have been.

processed August 1966

processed August 1966

processed August 1966

processed August 1966

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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