Remarkably Retro
Queen Mary snapshot. Nothing written on back, so date and location unknown.

Queen Mary snapshot. Nothing written on back, so date and location unknown.

Found War Photographs

Over the weekend, I bought a large number of old snapshots at an antique store here in Dallas and have been slowly going through them. I’ve scanned a couple of pics and posted them on my tumblr. They’re mostly military and appear to range from WWI through the Vietnam War. Some are American and some Australian. Yesterday, I discovered some very disturbing pictures of what appear to be civilian massacres in Vietnam. I’m not sure who murdered them, but there were men, women, and children; and soldiers were standing around the periphery looking down on the dead bodies (and body parts.) Very upsetting.

Great MCM living room design, June 1959. Detail scanned from a United States Gypsum ad.

Great MCM living room design, June 1959. Detail scanned from a United States Gypsum ad.

Pontiac Safari Wagon, February 1964

Pontiac Safari Wagon, February 1964

Joke photo. Guys outside of WAC Officers shower (Women’s Army Corps.) Found photo from antique shop here in Dallas. Nothing written on the back. Possibly 1940’s or ’50s?

Joke photo. Guys outside of WAC Officers shower (Women’s Army Corps.) Found photo from antique shop here in Dallas. Nothing written on the back. Possibly 1940’s or ’50s?

Cunard, January 1955

Cunard, January 1955

"Bakers and cooks of 528"

"No, honey, not mad, just squinting from the sun."

Army 528, Possibly 1940s? Found photograph from an antique store here in Dallas today.

Pontiac, June 1959

Pontiac, June 1959

Driving back to Dallas after our trip to Colorado in early July, we passed this great old abandoned car repair shop in a small west Texas town. I had to stop and take a few pics.

Rock Hudson for Camel Cigarettes, March 1956

Rock Hudson for Camel Cigarettes, March 1956