Saturday, April 27, 2013
Uh oh, it's time for me to fire up the scanner! My "miscellaneous" folder is practically empty. So, the photos for today are leftuggies.
I have almost no information for this first picture; it is undated, and I have no idea where these sailcloth teepees were located. It could be anywhere I suppose! I like the colors on the teepee in the distance, the pinks, yellow and aquas feel more like the early 1960's than like authentic earthen colors used by Native Americans.
As I've mentioned before, I always get a kick out of pictures like this next one. A vintage aircraft sits on the tarmac, rollaway staircase in place, and happy travelers (or in this case, one traveler and a stewardess?) prepare for an exciting journey. The slide was dated September 1961, but I don't know the location of the airport. Looks kind of like Burbank to me (a half-assed guess), but I'll wager that some smart reader will be able to glean more info based on the airplane's numbers.
This next photo shows a parade in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the slide is carefully hand dated "May 26, 1953". I would assume that the parade is in honor of Memorial Day, but that holiday fell on May 30th (a Saturday) that year. Why would the parade be done on a Tuesday? In any case, some soldiers sit at an anti-aircraft gun, recalling scenes from many WWII movies. In the background, the Milwaukee Central Library building (built in 2895) looms impressively over the festivities.