Paper Dolls for Boys

Raising 2 crafty boys and thrifting every chance I get.

Vintage Color History August 28, 2010

Filed under: Vintage Photo Friday — twlowenstein @ 8:53 am

I started Vintage Photo Friday a while back but let it slide once I went back to work, along with dinner, laundry and naps.  I miss it.  I think some folks are still trucking with it and I am glad.  I Stumbled Upon these and had to share.


These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color.

Barker at the grounds at the state fair. Rutland, Vermont, September 1941. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Jack Delano. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Backstage at the “girlie” show at the state fair. Rutland, Vermont, September 1941. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Jack Delano. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

A crossroads store, bar, “juke joint,” and gas station in the cotton plantation area. Melrose, Louisiana, June 1940. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Shulman’s market, on N at Union Street S.W. Washington, D.C., between 1941 and 1942. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Louise Rosskam. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Orchestra at square dance. McIntosh County, Oklahoma, 1939 or 1940. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Russell Lee. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress


Rural school children. San Augustine County, Texas, April 1943. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by John Vachon. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Link for more photo goodness.

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Vintage Photo Friday August 21, 2009

Filed under: Vintage Photo Friday — twlowenstein @ 11:17 am

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Here’s a list of folks who may or may not still be participating.

Let me know if you want me to add your name to the list and you too can participate or not!

Green Jello

Knot Sew Crafty

Sheep on a Spring

Pineapples & Artichokes

Pamdora

Through the Looking Glass

Handy Crafts

My Own Crafty Wonderland

Woolanthropy

Los Angeles is My Beat

The Bee Bonnet Report

Living, Laughing and Loving in Austin

A Jen Too Many

Raine-works

dobco

Cheetah Velour

Bollops

On the Bus with Laurie

 

Vintage Photo Friday on Saturday August 15, 2009

Filed under: Vintage Photo Friday — twlowenstein @ 6:46 am
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I have missed posting on VPF but I have missed seeing the wonderful photos you all share more.  I apologize for my absence.  The process of moving knocked me back a little more than I anticipated. Not sure why I used the past tense of knock…

The good news is that my parents on heading this way as I type from NC and will be here tomorrow so I can show off our first house, ask them to watch the kids in the yard so we can hit the boxes, and just sit in the yard and enjoy the space as a family.

In this spirit I share my dad when he was a cheeky little guy:

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And here is my mother (oldest) with 2 of her sisters.  Also check out my aunt and new blogger, dobco on the other end!

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Some of these folks may still be playing along. Check them out, quality blogs either way!

Green Jello

Knot Sew Crafty

Sheep on a Spring

Pineapples & Artichokes

Pamdora

Through the Looking Glass

Handy Crafts

My Own Crafty Wonderland

Woolanthropy

Los Angeles is My Beat

The Bee Bonnet Report

Living, Laughing and Loving in Austin

A Jen Too Many

Raine-works

dobco

Cheetah Velour

Bollops

 

Vintage Photo Friday :: Gardens July 17, 2009

Filed under: Vintage Photo Friday — twlowenstein @ 10:10 am

I am on a self (and other) imposed lock down on my purchasing until I pack all the crap we currently own.  So I thought I would slip into the role of enabler and entice you with some vintage photo goodness for sale!

I am a GIVER.

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For sale  here (not by me)

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Gardening is FUN, here.

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Ebay, here.  Buy the GNOME!

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Instant relative, classy!  buy now

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I would love a clipping… Here

Vintage Photo Followers:

Green Jello

Knot Sew Crafty

Sheep on a Spring

Pineapples & Artichokes

Pamdora

Through the Looking Glass

Handy Crafts

My Own Crafty Wonderland

Woolanthropy

Los Angeles is My Beat

The Bee Bonnet Report

Living, Laughing and Loving in Austin

A Jen Too Many

Raine-works

dobco

Cheetah Velour

Bollops

 

Gone Fishin’ :: Vintage Photo Friday July 10, 2009

Don’t forget to enter my contest HERE!

In keeping with the fish theme, I am sharing some family photos of successful fishing trips.

These shots taken near coastal North Carolina in the 50’s, I believe. (edit: duh, date stamped on photos)

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This is a photo of my Granddaddy, they called him Buck.

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Dad- Is that a Wallace standing next to Granddaddy?  Is that Granddaddy’s store or Mr. Roy’s place?

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Well, that sign may answer my earlier question.

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I think this is, from the left, my cousin Laurie, her mother (dad’s sister) Aunt Betty Lou and my Aunt Lola (married to my dad’s brother).  I also think that is the backside of either a chicken or a cat in the lower left.  Neither of which I ever remember seeing in Pinetown.

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My Granny and Aunt Betty Lou in the old store in Pinetown.  Looks like they had a lot of work ahead of them.

Please check these sites out for more Vintage Photo Friday goodness:

Green Jello

Knot Sew Crafty

Sheep on a Spring

Pineapples & Artichokes

Pamdora

Through the Looking Glass

Handy Crafts

My Own Crafty Wonderland

Woolanthropy

Los Angeles is My Beat

The Bee Bonnet Report

Living, Laughing and Loving in Austin

A Jen Too Many

Raine-works

dobco

Cheetah Velour

and check out a new player, Bollops, whose Flickr account is full of vintage photo fun!

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Thrift Repurpose June 30, 2009

Edit:  I am just going to let this one ride & call it Vintage Photo Friday.  I am up to my eyeballs in boxes.  Will catch up with you all soon!

A while back on Vintage Photo Friday, there was some discussion & sharing of ideas for storing/displaying vintage photos.

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I was excited to find inspiration in this vintage napkin holder at the thrift store today (Happy Anniversary Pat & Charlie)!  I picked it up because I am a sucker for metal and swirls, then I put it down thinking it wouldn’t really work with our cloth napkins.  But bam, I thought photos.  I also thought I would paint it but decided I liked the yellow with the photos.  Yellow is a color I am always surprised I like.

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The photos in front are from my last trip to Brimmfield.  I am trying to scale my (non-family) photos down to just a few collections, vintage marching bands, vintage construction photos, and people at the beach.

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I love the bathing suits on the people in the front and the suit suits on the guys in the back!

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Ok, she does not fit my “rules” but just look at her.  I wonder where she is going and if she is more excited than she is letting on.  Truthfully, I am not sure if it was her or the bus I was more taken with when I plucked her from the pile that chilly Brimmfield day.

Any more ideas for how to display vintage photos?  Leave a link if you feel like sharing.

More vintage photos this way:

Green Jello

Knot Sew Crafty

Sheep on a Spring

Pineapples & Artichokes

Pamdora

Through the Looking Glass

Handy Crafts

My Own Crafty Wonderland

Woolanthropy

Los Angeles is My Beat

The Bee Bonnet Report

Living, Laughing and Loving in Austin

A Jen Too Many

Raine-works

dobco

Cheetah Velour

 

Vintage Photo Friday – My Love June 26, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized,Vintage Photo Friday — twlowenstein @ 9:16 am
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I am lucky to hear your perspective, raise our boys together, share belly laughs early in the morning & late at night, and create new family adventures with you.

You were damn cute then & now.

Love you.

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More vintage photos this way:

Green Jello

Knot Sew Crafty

Sheep on a Spring

Pineapples & Artichokes

Pamdora

Through the Looking Glass

Handy Crafts

My Own Crafty Wonderland

Woolanthropy

Los Angeles is My Beat

The Bee Bonnet Report

Living, Laughing and Loving in Austin

A Jen Too Many

Raine-works

dobco

Cheetah Velour