I’ve got a folder on my computer’s desktop labeled “recent vintage pics”. It’s full of old snapshots I’ve recently acquired and scanned for upcoming posts. Well, instead of spreading out these pictures over time and doing four or five individual posts, I’ve decided to dump the folder’s contents into one mosaic-style post. Sometimes I like mosaics. Here you go:
And here’s some information on each snapshot (starting with the dogs and going clockwise):
- Eleven Terriers – I did a bit of research on this photo and discovered that it’s a mass-produced depiction of some of the first West Highland White Terriers. That’s what we call “Westies” these days. I’m not sure how the photographer got all the dogs to hold still. Maybe Westies used to be well-behaved back then.
- Record Player & Black Cat – This one popped-up on eBay under my “record player” saved search. The fact that it also features a black cat was a major selling point. Just how many old pictures of record players and black cats do you think there are? A half dozen?
- At Dale’s Place (1948) – The combination of the cool frames, the blank-eyed stare, the poor posture, the tilted head, and the strange placement of the background mirror made this a photo for me. It was half of an eBay set that also included the picture of the two people on the boat (see below).
- Turntable on the Beach – This is another one that popped-up under my “record player” search. I got excited to find two girls on the beach playing records and bought this picture without closely examining it. It was only when it arrived in the mail that I noticed the shot was botched in the darkroom. I could probably edit out the problem on the computer, but then I’d lose half the turntable. Oh well.
- L.L. and Bette – This one came with “At Dale’s Place (1948)”. I’m not sure why the pictures were sold together, but I like this shot a lot. Matching sunglasses, teeth, and similarly-shaped heads make me think these boaters may have been siblings.