I couple of years ago I picked up a cigar box filled photos and ephemera kept by a Korean War era G.I.. The photos were odd- mostly direct negative nude prints. The ephemera was straight up early 50s humorous erotica: Tijuana bibles, a pamphlet about urination, etc… Very tame but definitely not safe for work.
A series of negatives documenting what appears to be a summer camp for physically and developmentally challenged children in the 1950s.
On the Effects of Moisture on Kodachrome Slides
A series of glass-mounted Kodachrome slides that have seen better days. Or have they? Behold Mold Magic!!
A wedding album unlike any other I’ve come across. Things start off normally enough with shots of the bride and groom getting ready for the ceremony separately. Once they enter the same frame, however, things take a turn. Unfortunately the album is too big to scan so I put a couple of cellphone photos at the end so you can get an idea of what it actually looks like. See the photos here!
The Road Barons
A series of photographs documenting The Road Barons Motorcycle Club from Hamilton, Ohio in 1951/52. Click here to see the series
Classic Ballroom Dances
A series of photos from the estate of a woman named Elaine Henning (you can see her here in the photo) who lived in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago her entire life. These photos are from her days as a student at a local Arthur Murray Dance Studio during the late 50’s and early 60’s. Click here to see them all.