blogging / camera critters / vintge photo

Reviving An Old Blog, Vintage Photos and Postcards. Should I, or Shouldn’t I?

Way back in September 2008, I started a blog dedicated to my collection of vintage photographs and postcards.  This was the first photo I shared — a photo of my dad’s first dog Spotty.  I am thinking about resurrecting the blog, and have changed the name from “Daily Vintage Square” to “Random Vintage Square.”  I don’t think … Continue reading

1064 / 1960's / vintge photo / wordless wednesday

The Vintage (Aluminum) Christmas Tree from Hell – 1964

A few words just to explain:  This picture is of me (on the left) and my younger sister at Christmas 1964, taken at my dad’s boss’ home.  Kind of a command performance, if you know what I mean.  Their house was spotless, their furniture covered in clear plastic covers, and we were only allowed in … Continue reading

1920s / 1930's / Daytona Beach / vintage postcard / vintge photo

Weekly Vintage Square Shared: Famous Speed Racers on the Measured Mile, Daytona Beach, Florida (1930’s)

One of the things I like the most about postcards is researching something about the subject or era.  When I came across this one, I thought about the times I have driven my own car along Daytona Beach, however, never at the speeds these men raced.   I also grumbled under my breath about having my … Continue reading

1930's / 1934 / b&w photo / dodge sedan electric streetcar / vintage b&w photo / vintge photo / winter

Weekly Vintage Square Shared: “Dodge Sedan” Streetcar, March 1934

On the lower left front of the streetcar, it is marked “Dodge Sedan,” and on the back of the photo it is marked “March 1934.”  That’s it.  No further information.  No idea where the photo was taken, and believe me I’ve done some major “googling.”   I like the composition of this photo, the grainy, dirty, … Continue reading

1930's / 1939 / photo blog / photo meme / vintge photo / virginia

Weekly Vintage Square Shared: Sitting on the Fender- Virginia, 1939

I really like this photo — the look of innocence on the young girl’s face, hands folded neatly in her lap, ankles crossed, knees together; the look of slight impatience on the young man’s face with his slicked-back hair and big ears.  Were they boyfriend and girlfriend? Or, brother and sister?  Who took the picture? … Continue reading