From the signpost, it appears to be at O'Farrell and Hyde, which probably means San Francisco...but other than that, I have no idea what's going on. Anyone else know ?
Saturday, 29 November 2008
Friday, 28 November 2008
Thursday, 27 November 2008
For the kindness of the Native Americans who saved the settlers from starvation, and were thanked with Smallpox and Genocide.
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Maynard : "Yup"
Jed : "D'ya think he done asked our permission?"
Maynard : "Nope"
Jed : "I reckon's he's not from around these parts"
Maynard : "Yup"
Jed : "Do y'all think we should make 'im squeal like a pig?"
Maynard : "Yup"
Monday, 24 November 2008
Lovely autumnal colours, I'm sure you'll agree.
Sunday, 23 November 2008
Saturday, 22 November 2008
Friday, 21 November 2008
A bonus wall paper image today. Not selected because of the image, tho' it's not too bad, but because of the info. 95% of slides have next to no details on them. Usually just the slide type (Kodachrome etc), a slide number and perhaps a processing date.
Some photographers, however, do us a favour by writing info on the actual mount, and it often helps understanding the context. For example, the picture shown above...so-so really. But written on the slide itself...
" Athens Paradeisos Restaurant Oct 9 1960 Mr Schaeffer, Mrs Warren, Mr Bourdeau."
What's their story ? Who took the photo ? (Mr Warren, perhaps.)
Thursday, 20 November 2008
However : what's not to love. From the Permed-into-submission hairstyle, to the retro (but not then) sun-glasses, to her cheeky grin, to her long shorts (short longs?) all the way down to her genuine Native-American moccasins ... everything screams that she's a genuine 1960's liberated (but happily married) woman.
'tis a pity she smokes.
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Monday, 17 November 2008
Sunday, 16 November 2008
Ah. A sunny Autumn day. Perfect for an afternoon walk.
And that's just what the Johnston family are doing, accompanied by Kimi the exchange student. However, as usual, one of the family lets the side down.
Not strangely flatulent son Chip. No, it's Wendy (second from right.) She's gone commando, and under that boringly sensible coat...she's naked. What a hussy.
Saturday, 15 November 2008
There's a nice selection of Christmas Cocktail parties, and a series which seems to be a talent show at a school. Dating from April 1963, they're magnificent and you're likely to see quite a few of them in the months to come.
Today : Jessie on the electric bass accordion. Mmmm Nice !
Friday, 14 November 2008
Thursday, 13 November 2008
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Monday, 10 November 2008
Saturday, 8 November 2008
Friday, 7 November 2008
Thursday, 6 November 2008
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Monday, 3 November 2008
OK. So Desktop Weekend is now pretty well established. I wonder if it's time to start "Utterly Tedious Slide Monday"?
Boring slides such as the one above. In focus, and roughly correct exposure, but utterly without merit.Perhaps an occassional dull slide will make folks appreciate the sheer nuggets you normally get. Hmmm. Not the best argument I've heard.
Sunday, 2 November 2008
As we approach the US Presidential Elections (thank god), let's remind ourselves what the 'Merkins are voting about. Decent, honest American Family values.
Fr'instance... Mr John C Stadtler, his two kids (Chip and Millie), his Mother (Millicent) and his two wives (Cathy and Lucy). Bigamy...it's the natural choice out west.
Saturday, 1 November 2008
Fancy getting lost in a good book, in the comfort of your library ?
Want to enjoy the fresh air in your garden ?
Well, now you can do both, with the Crapco "Outdoor Library". Take a leaf out of our book, visit one our branches before the neighbours twig what's happening. Prices start at only £800 (or two Icelandic banks.)
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