Saturday, December 22, 2012
Here are two very old color slide scans, possibly dating to the late 1930's or early 1940's!
This first picture has a great Norman Rockwell quality to it, and I love the vintage quality that is so vivid; a boy and his mom pose for this dramatically-lit photo; dad must have been an ardent camera enthusiast; color photos were still rather unusual (and probably expensive) back then. The boy holds a copy of a 1937 "Walt Disney Annual", which is awesome.
If you would like your own copy in excellent condition, you can buy one for a cool $1500 bucks here!
Now it's bedtime, but first we need to say our prayers. The kid looks like Little Nemo in his pajamas (complete with "trap door"). The bedroom is so great, with the hammered-copper lamp (with printed shade), dark wood everywhere, black and oxblood tiles, and nautical-themed wallpaper that is perfect for a boy's room.
Just for fun, here's a classic Little Nemo strip by Winsor McKay, from 1905.
I hope you have enjoyed today's blast to the past!