Saturday, October 10, 2015
Today I have two slides (plus details) with vintage views of vintage people!
Let's start out with this first one, featuring a gaggle of kids decked out in various costumes. The slide is hand labeled, "Parade of Children of Beaconsfield, 6-1957". There is a Beaconsfield, Iowa (population: 15), but that doesn't seem to match up to this photo at all. The only other place in the U.S. that seems to make sense is a neighborhood in Brookline, Massachusetts (which is a part of Boston).
I was a bit baffled by the combination of the American Flag and the costumes, but Flag Day is on June 14th; I am unaware of children dressing up for Flag Day, but hey, it could happen.
Aw, just look at those li'l ragamuffins. Is that one of the Olson twins to the right?
This next one is unlabeled and undated, which is frustrating. I had hoped that the license plate on the automobile would at least give us a State, but it is not clear. Anyway, it is still a neat portrait of the congregation of St. John's Lutheran Church; there are a lot of "St. John's" churches, in places like Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Maryland, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, and so on. The name of the State (on the car's plate) appears to be two words, so one of the Carolinas seems as likely as any.
Zooming in, we get a better look at these folks, mostly in their Sunday best (ignore those little boys).
I hope you have enjoyed these vintage people!