Black History Month Part 3: Photo Booth Photos

I’m closing out Black History Month with a third gallery- This one containing 100 photo booth pics from my collection. See them all here.

p.s. Hopefully I’ll be posting a few more galleries of African-American photos from my collection in the next week or two- I’ll have at least two galleries of snapshots and a third of miscellaneous tintypes, studio portraits, and other random stuff that I don’t have enough of to warrant specialized galleries.

High Plains Drifter: The Photographs of G.R.M.

Last summer I picked up a large lot of postcard sized glass negatives, many damaged, at an antiques market in Wisconsin. There were about 120 in all and they all appear to be the work of the same photographer who initialed some of the photos G.R.M.  Given the size and subject matter of the photos my guess is he was a professional (or at least semi-professional) photographer specializing in postcard photographs in and around South Dakota. I think this lot was a mix of his professional work and personal photographs. I’ve scanned about 50 for your viewing pleasure- see them all here.

How I Spent the War (or Memories of My Melancholy Whores)

WWII wasn’t all D-Day and Guadalcanal. These photos were taken from an album of a soldier who spent the war stationed in Venezuela and Antigua and he and his buddies seemed to have spent most of their time drinking and literally whoring around. I should note that I don’t know if all of these women were prostitutes but given the effect of the war on what was already a pretty bleak third-world economy (food shortages, inflation, etc…) you could hardly blame them if they were. See the full gallery here.