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Vintage Photo Tuesday: The Social Dance

Spring has sprung here in Toronto and I know in many other places all over the world (thank goodness!). Hearing the word spring made me think of the themed dance ‘The Spring Fling’ and then I wanted to find all the photos related to this dance to share with all of you.

Well friends..I was out of luck, there really are no photos entitled “Spring Fling”. This really surprised me because I thought that this type of dance was popular in day’s gone by? Yes? No? If any of my readers have the answer please let me know in the comment section. So that said, for today’s Vintage Photo Tuesday we are going to just focus on images from the 1930’s-1950’s showcasing ‘The Social Dance’.

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Source: Ebay

Let’s begin!

You cannot have a proper dance without the “King & Queen”, so I introduce to our lovely 50’s couple who will oversee all the dances being shown today. They are joined by the “Duke”, the “Prince” and the “Princesses”.

1950's Vintage Valentines Dance black and white image of guys and girls
Source: Flickr-St. Mary’s Digital Archives

Oct 27th,1945 the Woody Herman Orchestra performs for eager dancers at Maple Leaf Gardens (Toronto). Dancers on the side of the stage and all the rest of the dancing seems to be happening further back (behind all the people watching).

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Source: Toronto Archives

It’s the Simpson’s Teen-Town Time dance at Maple Leaf Gardens (1940’s) featuring Bobby Gimby (Toronto Orchestra Leader), Art Hallman (popular Canadian Tenor) and Ken Watts.

1940's Simpsons Sears Teen Town Time Dance at Maple Leaf Gardens
Source: Toronto Archives

“Dance with me”

Canadian Archives 1940's social dance vintage image
Source: Library and Archives Canada

Dancing close in a crowded Toronto dance hall in the 40’s.

1940's toronto dance hall vintage image
Source: Library and Archives Canada

It’s Boogie Time (circa 1950’s)!

1950's vintage image of women dancing at a social dance canadian archives
Source: Library and Archives Canada

Sometimes social dancing also involves social standing and social sitting.

1940's social dance vintage image library and archives canada
Source: Library and Archives Canada

1930’s social dance at the Transportation Building, Toronto, Canadian National Exhibition.

1930's social dance at the Transportation Building, Toronto Canadian National Exhibition
Source: Library and Archives Canada

The Calm before the Dance. This is earlier then the images from the 30’s to the 50’s that I’m focusing on today but it’s such a marvelous photo that I just had to share.

1910’s Dancing Pavilion at Bo-Lo, Bois Blanc Island, Detroit River.

Dancing pavilion at Bo-Lo, Bois Blanc Island, Detroit River vintage image
Source: Library and Archives Canada

1940’s Canadian Highland Regiment soldier and beautiful woman share a dance together.

1940's canadian solider and woman dancing vintage image
Source: Library and Archives Canada

Emma Willard 1950’s School Dance.

1950's dance vintage image Emma Willard School
Source: Emma Willard School

1940’s social dance, view of the busy dance floor.

1940's social dancing vintage image
Source: Library and Archives Canada

The Closeup.

1940's swing dancing vintage image library and archives canada
Source: Library and Archives Canada
Couldn't We Keep on Dancing? From On with the Dance: Vocal Fox-trot
Source: Abebooks

Unfortunately we cannot keep on dancing, BUT I hope you enjoyed this week’s Vintage Photo Tuesday! VPT will be back in 2 weeks with another exciting group of images.

Liz

 

Vintage Photo Tuesday: Family Vacations Part 2

The mass exodus for March Break has begun (or about to begin shortly). Families are packing up their kids and all their luggage and heading off to places like Florida, Mexico and California for a week (sometimes two). When I was a kid, my family was really big into downhill skiing so our March Break trips always involved a skiing destination like Alberta, Vermont or New York State. One year though my brother and I got lucky and my parents took us to a warm vacation spot…San Diego! I remember being so excited to not have to pack 60 layers of clothes for that trip. Ahhh the memories.

Speaking of memories, today’s Vintage Photo Tuesday is a continuation of a post I did last year on the same topic, exploring other people’s memories of their vacations, near and far (I found so many images that I just had to do a part 2). Lets Begin!

Vintage Red Border Kodachrome Slide, Sightseeing in DeSoto Wavecrest, Hawaii, 1950's Original Found Photo
Source: Etsy

Summer 1948. Leaving White River, Colorado.

White River National Forest 1948 Colorado Vacation B & W Photo Snapshot
Source: Etsy

“Entering”. The same family pictured above (now with their son), clearly on a “Forests of Colorado trip”.

Uncompahgre National Forest 1948 Colorado Vacation B & W Photo Snapshot
Source: Etsy

Mountain Lake Cabin Getaway (in an adorable deer sweater).

Vintage Photograph Print of Summer Holiday Woman at Mountain Lake Cabin late 1940s early 1950s
Source: Etsy

It’s not a Holiday if you don’t stay at The Holiday Inn (1960’s).

1960s vintage holiday inn family photo by the pool
Source: Etsy

The Phoenix Rises?

1950s vintage image of woman in front of a hotel
Source: Etsy

1950’s vacationing in Europe. Lots to see and lots of pictures to be taken.

1950s vacation photo of people in Europe vintage image Kodachrome
Source: Ebay

60’s Family Vacation Road Trip. Crossing the Mackinac Bridge.

60s Family Vacation Crossing Mackinac Bridge Original Photo
Source: Ebay

“I’ve arrived, it’s Fishing time!”.

Vintage 1940's photo of vintage trailer and car and man with fishing poles
Source: Ebay

I don’t know about you, but when I’m on a trip I try to always pick up a small souvenir to have a physical reminder of the place I was at. I even do this when I’m transferring thru airports in countries I have never been to (I was technically there, so why not remember it?).

Our couple below, looks like they are about to pickup a few tokens themselves, after they get a picture with the locked up pilgrim.

1950s vacation photos of a couple at a shop vintage
Source: Ebay

1930’s: Inspiration Point-Grand Canyon.

The Grand Canyon is a must see for any traveler. I have only seen it from a plane, so one day I hope to get there and see it “up close”.

Inspiration Point, Grand Canyon 1930s vintage photo
Source: Ebay

Hawaii, a dream destination.

Vintage Red Border Kodachrome Slide..Hula Dancer, 1950's Original Found Photo
Source: Etsy

 

Gathering all these photos together for this week’s post has given me serious Wanderlust. I now want to hop on a plane or jump in my car and go somewhere fun.

Question time: If you could go ANYWHERE right now and cost was not an issue, where would you go? Share in the comments below.

P.S. If you live in Toronto and your looking for something to do this Saturday, I’m emceeing a ‘Nancy Drew Anthology book launch and reading‘. 3pm-5:30pm, FREE, lots of amazing guest readers (and other goodies) and it’s being held in Kensington Market. See you there!

Nancy Drew Anthology Book Launch

 

 

 

 

Come Visit Canada! Vintage Travel Posters

Happy New Year! We made it to 2017 and I just have this wonderful feeling that its going to be an awesome year. One of the cool things happening in Canada this year, is our 150th Birthday, yes Canada is turning the big 1-5-0 and she is still looking good (even better if I may say). I’m excited this year to get out and explore more of my beloved country and share my adventures with all of you. So stay tuned!

For today’s post we will be exploring beautiful Vintage Canadian Travel Posters & Advertising.

Vintage 1920s Canadian Travel Poster

Join us in British Columbia.

vintage british columbia map cover
Source: Ebay
Whistler vintage poster
Source: Ebay

The water is nice at Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta ( BTW Friends: I will be doing a ‘Vintage Travel to do list post on this hotel next week).

1920s Chateau Lake Louise Vinta
Source: DiMagio

The Mountie and the Rockies, iconic Canadian symbols.

Canadian Pacific Vintage Poster with Mountie and rockies
Source: Pinterest
Vintage Canadian Travel Poster
Source: Pinterest

Saskatoon, is the largest city in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. There was also a song written about it in 1915, as seen in the sheet music image below.

Vintage Travel Poster Saskatoon
Source: Collections Canada

Here is what the song sounded like. So very Ragtime!

Vintage Manitoba travel advertising
Source: Click Americana
ontario vintage travel poster two women on a dock
Source: Made Man

Cruise the Great Lakes of Ontario.

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Source: Allposters

You MUST go to Niagara Falls when you visit, it’s breathtaking!

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Source: Allposters

The poster is correct, Quebec is truly a Winter Wonderland.

Quebec Vintage Travel Poster
Source: Pinterest

My dad attended Expo 67 in Montreal.

montreal expo 67 vintage poster
Source: Pinterest

Head to the East Coast to discover a truly charming part of Canada.

Canada East Coast Travel Poster Vintage
Source: Pinterest

Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Calling - Digby Pines vintage photo
Source: Collectors Weekly

Known world-wide for the beloved and spunky character, Anne of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island will truly delight.

vintage Prince Edward Island advertising
Source: Pinterest
vintage new brunswick travel advertising
Source: Pinterest

‘Canada’s Happy Province’. This slogan from a 1965 ad for Newfoundland and Labrador made me giggle. I guess the rest of Canada’s provinces are grumpy and unwelcoming?

newfoundland-labrador vintage travel poster
Source: I desire Vintage Posters

Canada also has 3 Territories: Yukon, Northwest Territory and Nunavut.

Yukon vintage travel poster
Source: Pinterest
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Source: Allposters

 

For more vintage travel posters, check out my blog post ‘See Canada by Train-Vintage Advertising‘.

Question Time: If you have travelled in Canada, where were your favorite places?

Liz

Vintage New Years Eve Roundup

Vintage New Years Eve Roundup the vintage inn blog

Wow I cannot believe that 2016 is almost over, thank goodness. It has been quite a year for myself, my friends and family and of course the celebrity and political world. So I’m sure that I share many others sentiments when I say…glad to see you go 2016! Bring on a wonderful and fantastic 2017!

For today’s last post of the year I want to showcase what I love, a fun collection of Vintage New Years Eve images, advertisements and whatever else I can find. Let the NYE party post begin!

1920s New years eve party getty images
Source: Elle
's vintage new years eve ad
Source: Etsy

For the New Year and You-1940’s New Years Eve Card.

1940s vintage new years eve card
Source: Pinterest

The famous Sands-Las Vegas 1957.

1950s new years eve the sands las vegas ad
Source: Tumblr

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from two adorable Scottie Dogs

1920s antique christmas card with scottie dogs vintage
Source: Etsy

Okay I’m sneaking in one more Scottie Dog image (they are just so cute!)

vintage scottie dogs happy new year
Source: Pinterest

If you’re hosting a party this New Years, then this 1950’s reversable apron would be perfect while you zip around the home.

1950s vintage reversable apron merry christmas happy new year
Source: Etsy

No NYE party is complete without champagne or sparkling wine (including the non alcoholic version). I adore a good glass of the bubbly pretty much anytime but especially on NYE.

vintage champagne tower vintage image
Source: Tumblr

After a few drinks, ones party could possibly turn into the roaring good time below.

1950's new years eve vintage party image
Source: Etsy

Party hats for all!

vintage New Years Eve Party image
Source: Neato Coolville

The toast and the kiss.

1940s New years eve vintage image

1940s new years vintage illustration couple kissing
Source: Tumblr

Make Some Noise! Vintage Noise Makers.

Vintage Party noise Makers new years even
Source: Etsy

Here is what happens when the streamers get out of control.

1950s vintage new years eve party image
Source: No pattern required

What are you doing on New Years Eve?

Lastly, friends and family who faithfully read my blog..thank you! This has been a good year for my little Vintage Inn and I’m so happy to still be here sharing my love of all things vintage with you. I look forward to seeing what 2017 has in store and I especially look forward to sharing it all with you.

Happy New Year!

Liz

My Favorite Vintage Pins on Pinterest: Nov/Dec Edition

It’s been awhile since I have done my favorite “Pins on Pinterest” post, but since we are close to the end of the year there is no better time than right now to share all the vintage goodies I have found. Let’s dive right in friends!

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Source: Envisioning the American Dream

This photo made me giggle and then want watermelon right after (like right after). Oh and check out those outstanding 1940’s Victory Rolls, gorgeous!

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Life is better with good music.

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Source: Glamourdaze

1930’s Fashion. “I’ve got your back”.

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Source: Pinterest

From the movie: TILL THE END OF TIME -1946. Actors Guy Madison and Jean Porter give us a kind of slow motion Lindy Hop. This video reminds me of my beginner days of learning the dance, expect I did not look as cute as Jean.

Keeping the ‘Swing Dancing’ theme going, here is an excellent article by Billboard Music on “Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary: How WWII Changed Music & Claimed the Life of a Swing Superstar“.

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Source: Billboard

I adore a good kitschy/novelty brooch and this one ranks with the best of them. Currently for sale on Bow & Crossbones website, this “Mystery key to my heart” vintage brooch is pretty awesome. Pull one of the keys, and the lock moves to reveal your love. So fun!

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Source: Bow & Crossbones

When I did my post on Galveston Texas, I didn’t get a chance to add this stunning 1930’s Art Deco “Martini Theatre” to the post.

According to the Galveston History website…

The Theatre was built in 1937 for Attilio Martini. At one time, the Martini family owned eight theaters on the island. As television caught on, the popularity of theaters diminished on the island and elsewhere. The 990-seat Martini Theatre, designed in art deco style, closed in 1975. Originally used for both vaudeville and motion pictures, the building is one of Galveston’s few examples of Art Deco architecture. Vacancy and lack of maintenance are taking their toll on the exterior of the structure. The original tall neon marquee was lost many years ago and recent storms have damaged the remaining elements. The bustling Postoffice Arts and Entertainment District could benefit from the rehabilitation of this important building, an example of the numerous theatres once located in downtown Galveston (Source).

This Building is currently on the ‘Heritage at Risk List’ on their website. Know anyone who can help save it?

MARTINI THEATRE-Galveston Texas Art Deco
Source: Galveston History

Oh my…1940’s French Fashion at it’s best!

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Source: Thunder Horse Vintage

Beautiful 1940’s fashion illustration: Dutch pattern catalogue ‘Record’ July 1942.

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Source: Sheep & Chick Blog

My dream 1940’s dress.

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Okay maybe this is my dream 40’s dress? So many gorgeous choices that are sadly NOT for sale.

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It’s that time of the year when we are busy planning parties and maybe thinking of parties to come. Here is a FANTASTIC resource from the 1930’s to make that job easier. Vintage Farm Journal and Farmer’s Wife guide, “A Year’s Good Parties”.

30 pages of ideas and instructions for giving different themed parties throughout the year. The parties are New Year’s Eve Ice Carnival, A March of Time Party, Making Merry With The Mad March Hare, An Evening With Music, A Candle Birthday Party, A June Jamboree, A Birthday Party, A Back-to-School Party, A Football Party, A Halloween Party, Round-Up Time, and A Christmas Party.

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Source: Etsy

Lastly..It’s that time again..I’m off to Cuba again and possibly for the last time for awhile (insert sad face). Why? Well the restrictions are slowly being lifted off the Americans to be able to visit, and that means the prices of resorts and hotels in Cuba & my beloved Havana have gone up considerably. Our little affordable getaway is not becoming so much anymore (good for the Cuban people, bad for Canadians looking for cheaper vacation spots). BUT we are going to have a super time anyways, especially since we are going with a bunch of friends and family to celebrate my hubby’s upcoming 40th Birthday (which is Dec 22nd).

So next week there will be no Vintage Inn post as I will be on a beach BUT I will be back just in time for a holiday post. Have a great week friends!

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Happy Early Birthday Santa (aka my husband)

Liz

Vintage Photo Tuesday: ‘Hanging Out With The Car’ Edition

Vintage Photo Tuesday Vintage Car edition

It’s Vintage Photo Tuesday again (everyone claps with excitement) and this week’s edition is vintage photos from the 1920’s-1950’s of folks with their cars. Why their cars? Well purchasing a vehicle 50, 60+ years ago was a much bigger deal then it is today, so owners (or their family & friends) wanted to document their hard work or good fortune for all to see!

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We begin with a 1930’s romance and a car.

Cars from the moment they were created, became focal points in many a romance and this image is an excellent example of that connection.

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Source: Etsy

This family from the 1920’s looks like they might be heading out for a day of fun. Such great 20’s style!

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Source: Etsy

Okay everyone let’s get a quick photo with the car before we enter the speakeasy.

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Source: Etsy

Cloche Hats, good friends and a random child on the car makes for a lovely moment in time.

1920s-vintage-fashion-black-and-white-image
Source: Etsy

This is how you let people know you were divorced in 1930’s. This image makes me laugh, this man was clearly very happy to be free of his wife. It’s just him and his car now.

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Source: Etsy

Our First Car-1930’s.

1930s-couple-with-car-vintage-image
Source: Etsy

Fenders sure came in handy for sitting on for photos, didn’t they? This is a cute photo, I love the woman’s 1940’s style and the photo bombing kid is funny.

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Source: Etsy

This 1940’s couple and their car are working on their “aren’t we cool?” poses. I think they are succeeding, don’t you?

1940s-couple-sitting-on-a-car-vintage-image
Source: Etsy

Smile and be happy kids, your dad just bought a car!

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Source: Etsy

1940’s Love? Not so sure, the pretty lady in the image does not look very impressed with her guy being so affectionate.

1940s-couple-with-car-vintage-image
Source: Etsy

These two lovely couples are dressed to the nines and ready to hit the town for night of fun, 1950’s style.

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Source: Etsy

 

And this last image brings VPT to a close for another week. Now it’s question time! Do you have vintage photos of family members or friends with their cars? Or maybe you have a fond memory of your own photo with your first (or favorite car)? Please Share.

Liz

 

 

 

 

Vintage Photo Tuesday: Canadian Women on the Home Front during WWII

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This Friday is Remembrance Day, so for this week’s blog posts I am going to focus on Canada during WWII. That means today’s Vintage Photo Tuesday are images of Canadian Women on the Home Front, doing their part for their Country.

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War production and savings poster regarding a variety of goods for reuse or repurposing as war supplies, 1940 – 1941 Source: Collections Canada

1943-Time to punch in and begin your service for Canada.

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Source: Library and Archives Canada

January 1943-Mrs. Mackay using a Riveting gun at a shipyard in Pictou, Nova Scotia.

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Source: Library and Archives Canada

Defense workers on the line.

defense-workers-on-the-line-ww2-canadian-image
Source: Library and Archives Canada

Not all women during WWII were working on items for overseas, there was regular upkeep needed of items already made in Canada. Like the train pictured below.

canadian-women-during-ww2-working-vintage-photo
Source: Library and Archives Canada
Female worker Margot Bourassa shellacs the body of a fuse in the breakdown room of the Cherrier plant (Montreal) of the Defense Industries Limited.
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Source: Collections Canada

At the same plant mentioned above a woman sews cordite bags. On a vintage hair note, check out that style. Wow!

1940s-vintage-image-of-woman-working-at-factory-canada
Source: Library and Archives Canada

It was important in some factories that the workers minds did not go idle, so music was played to help combat this. The below picture is of 2 women workers selecting the music to be played from their central control room at a Montreal factory.

1940s-canadian-women-working-in-a-factory-vintage-image
Source: Collections Canada

Female munitions worker Françoise Corbeil turns out parts while listening to the piped music in her factory.

1940s-canadian-woman-at-work-in-a-factory
Source: Collections Canada

Break Time! Group of female workers enjoying a break from their work at a munitions plant.

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Source: Collections Canada

Testing lenses, at the Instruments Division of the Canadian Arsenals Ltd. optical plant. On another vintage hair note, nice to see hair that looks like mine when I style it (not perfect!).

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Source: Collections Canada

The Perry Sisters, employed at the Dominion Arsenals Ltd. plant, armed with rake, watering can and pitchfork, help look after the vegetable garden where they are working (looking mighty cute I might add).

1940s-canadian-women-gardening-vintage-image
Source: Collections Canada

1943-Women of the Aluminum Co. wait in line to get an autograph from famous Canadian fighter pilot ‘George “Buzz” Beurling‘. Helen Fowler is the lucky lady first in line.

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Source: Library and Archives Canada

After a hard day in the factory there is nothing better than catching a few rays with friends. French-Canadian women at Dominion Arsenals (Personal Note: I adore this image).

1940s-vintage-image-of-women-in-swimsuits-and-summer-clothes-canada
Source: Collections Canada

Hope you enjoyed the images of our hard-working Canadian ladies of the 1940’s. Thank you for your service!

Liz

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Vintage Photo Tuesday: Youths of the 1920’s and 1930’s

Vintage Photo Tuesday-Youths of the 1920's & 1930s

1920’s Cool Kids.

1920s Teenagers Vintage Photo
Source: Flickr

First step to being a 1920’s fashion icon…bob your hair.

1920s flappers vintage photo
Source: Flickr

Friends forever.

1920s Teenagers Vintage Photo
Source: Flickr

FAVORITE PHOTO- The Anti-Flirt Club: The Anti-Flirt Club was an American club active in Washington, D.C., during the early 1920s. The purpose of the club was to protect young women and girls who received unwelcome attention from men in automobiles and on street corners. The Anti-Flirt Club launched an ‘Anti-Flirt’ week, which began on March 4, 1923 (source).

1920s young woman vintage photo The Anti-Flirt Club
Source: Flickr

World..Meet Glenn.

1920s Teenage Man vintage photo
Source: Flickr

The below picture is believed to be directed at Handsome Glenn who is in the image above.

On the back it reads: “I will have some of myself alone soon & you shall have one to keep you laughing” -Boots (the girl on the bottom left).

1920s Teenagers Vintage Photo
Source: Flickr

1920’s Fall style for young women.

Late 1920s Young women vintage photo
Source: Flickr

Education is Power-1930’s. I love the 3 young women in the front rows style.

1930s Teenagers in School vintage Image
Source: Flickr

Out on a biking adventure-1930’s.

1930s teenage young men on bikes vintage image
Source: Flickr

Even a broken umbrella is better than no umbrella to keep the hot sun off you-1930’s.

1930s Young Couple vintage photo
Source; Flickr

We made it to the woods, time for the obligatory photo! Even the handsome young man in the top right thinks it’s funny.

1930s youth vintage image
Source: Flickr

 

And that is Vintage Photo Tuesday for this week friends. What was your favorite photo from this weeks edition?

Liz

Vintage Photo Tuesday: Family Vacations

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While home this weekend for the Canadian Thanksgiving, my mother brought out old albums for us to browse thru. One of those albums was filled with various images of difference vacations my grandparents/parents took over the years. It was so nice to see how happy everyone looked and all the cool places they ventured out too. So keeping with that theme, today’s ‘Vintage Photo Tuesday’ is all about Family Vacations (featuring 1950’s and early 1960’s images of families in all shapes and sizes).

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1950s Family vacation to Hawaii. The photo on the back says “The Hawaiian Trio”.

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Source: Etsy

1950s Families who wear matching outfits when at Yosemite, stay together (or at least I think that is how the saying goes).

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Source: Etsy

A visit to the Hoover Dam in 1953.

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Source: Etsy

Calico Ghost Town…1950’s.

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Source: Etsy

Kids & their Casinos. Golden Gate Casino Las Vegas, 1950’s (The hotel still stands today).

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Source: Etsy

Four women on a cruise ship.

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Source: Etsy

A stylish beauty in Mexico.

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Source: Etsy

Knott’s Berry Farm or Bust!

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Source: Etsy

Taj Mahal 1960’s.

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Source: Etsy

One cannot visit Venice without taking a gondola ride, circa 1960’s.

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Source: Etsy

Lastly, vacations are meant for enjoying the small things, like drinks and a paper while on a terrace in France.

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Source: Etsy

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Question Time: Do you have vintage family photos of vacations from times gone by? Or was your family more of the stay at home kind?

Liz

 

 

 

 

Vintage Photo Tuesday (new series): Celebrating Thanksgiving

Vintage Photo Tuesday: Celebrating Thanksgiving with vintage images

If you have been following my blog for some time you know that I have a love of vintage photos and will share them on here as much as I can. Because of this, I have a new series for my blog that will appear every Tuesday: “Vintage Photo Tuesday”.

Today’s photos will showcase Thanksgiving gatherings as this coming weekend is the Canadian Holiday (Yay Turkey!).

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Source: Pinterest

A real 1950s Canadian Thanksgiving family gathering. The gentlemen on the right can’t WAIT to eat it as he is clearly not caring about the photo being taken.

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Source: Flickr

It takes 3 to make the Turkey just right.

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Source: Etsy

Time to eat!

1958 Thanksgiving family gathering vintage image
Source: Flickr

Who needs forks when you have Turkey Legs?

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Source: Etsy

Proud as punch that the turkey cooked!

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Source: Etsy

The higher the better when carving the turkey.

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Source: Etsy

Kenny and the ‘Neck’ (sorry my veggie eating friends).

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Source: Etsy

Tiny tables for big turkeys.

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Source: Ebay

Thanksgiving is all about being with the family in the fish room.

1950s-vintage-thanksgiving-image-with-turkey
Source: Flickr

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian Friends! And in another month to all my American friends!

Liz