Several Posts ago, I started a series entitled ‘A Peak Into My Vintage Collection‘ where I showcased some of the items I currently collect. This week, I wanted to show off my photo album of ‘Adopted Vintage Photos’. Photos that I have found in various places (mostly from my beloved Gadabout Vintage) and have loved so much that I could not leave them behind to be lost forever.

vintage photo album from the Vintage Inn Blog

Several of these photos you might have seen if you have been following my blog for sometime and many of them will be new to my new followers (Hi new readers!). Whatever the circumstance that finds you here, I hope you enjoy this post.


The first 2 images are my newest purchases to the “Family”.

I adore all the small details in photos, like in this image the champagne coupes on the table (New Years Eve Party maybe?) and how the lovely woman in the photo is the only one who notices the picture being taken.

1940's vintage photo of couples at a fancy dinner

Photos like the one below, are really wonderful tools to answers questions that pop up in the vintage clothing world. One in particular I see/hear frequently is, “Did women in the 40’s actually wear flowers in their hair”? And the answer is “Yes”, as seen in the evidence below AND above.

1940's vintage image of girls all dressed up for a dance

If you ever get a chance to visit Gadabout Vintage in Toronto, you will notice that the pictures are in drawers, upon drawers so finding a ‘full collection’ is not always an easy task. So it’s also a fantastic surprise when my individual photo purchases, come together as a collection when I arrive home. The 3 groups of images below are examples of this.

1940's vintage images of stylish women with family
Stylish 1940’s family
1940's vintage image of a couple with their car
New Car Purchase?
1940's vintage photos of stylish men and women
Friends and family

The next image came in a souvenir frames and it’s from Toronto’s 1st Luxury Hotel, The King Edward (which is still in business today).

1940's souvenir photo taken at Toronto's King Edward Hotel

The lovely couples on date night at ‘The King Eddy’.

Date night 1940's photo taken at King Edward Hotel Toronto

Friends, here are more photos (but not all) of my ever growing collection from the 1930’s-50’s.

1940's Vintage Images of Men and Women

vintage images from 1940s to 1950s

collection of vintage photos 1940s and 1950s

vintage images of women 1940s and 1950s

vintage images of women 1930s and 1950s

vintage images of women 1940s and 1950s

vintage images from 1940s and 1950s

Hope you enjoyed my collection!

Check out past ‘My Vintage Collection Posts’ below:

Question Time: Have you purchased anything in the last while, that adds to your OWN collection of something?


10 comments on “A Peak Into My Vintage Collection – Adopted Vintage Photos”

  1. Oh, I love that photo of getting dressed up to the nines to take a plane trip. Now I try to dress as comfortably as possible, since the airlines have gone to the limits to make sure you are FAR FROM COMFORTABLE in every other way possible.

    • I still dress up for flights but I make sure I’m wearing comfortable nice clothes though lol! Partially because my husband is an employee of an airline and just like the United issue we cannot show up in spandex or flip flops on a flight (dress code for all employees and those flying with them) but I honestly really enjoy looking nice and would do it without any prompting. I would love one day to show up in one of my vintage hats though, but I don’t think that would be the most practical with security these days hahaha.

  2. So many great photos. That woman in the party photo at the top reminds me of actress Geena Davis. I love to rummage through boxes of vintage photos when I’m out shopping. It’s a great way to view “street styles” of the past.

  3. These are all fabulous. I love looking at old photos, you can learn so much about how ordinary people styled their clothes. I’m glad I’m not the only one who rehomes old photos.

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