Sunday, April 13, 2014

Vacation

I will be on vacation until Friday April 18. Going to my dad's funeral and won't have time to post...

See you soon!

Arthur Siegel

 Detroit, Michigan. Little girl with ice cream cone in the zoological park, 1942
  
 Detroit, Michigan. Little girls wheeling baby brother in a carriage, 1942
  
 Detroit, Michigan. Marchers in the Labor Day parade, 1942
  
 Detroit, Michigan. Radio broadcast in the Crowley-Milner department store, 1941
  
 Detroit, Michigan. Sailors and girls at zoological park, 1942
  
 Detroit, Michigan. Scrap collected for salvage at a rally sponsored by the 
Work Projects Administration (WPA) at the state fairgrounds, 1942
  
 Detroit, Michigan. War worker and family strolling through the zoological park, 1942
  
 Detroit, Michigan. Woman holding a harness strap 
to prevent child from getting lost in zoological park, 1942
  
Detroit, Michigan. Young mother with her own and neighbor's child, 1942

Friday, April 11, 2014

Dad

In memory of my father, who died yesterday at age 99, I'm posting some vintage photos of him.

 1932. His high school picture
 
 December 1941. With army buddies. He's at back left.
 
 1942. With my mother (pre-marriage) in San Antonio, Texas
 
 1942. After the wedding
 
 1943. In Fort Myers, Florida
 
 1944. Fort Myers, Florida
 
 1944
  
 1946. A family now (that's my sister in the middle)
 
 1950-52. In Delaware. 
 
 1955. Yes, that's me he's holding
 
1956. At Atlantic City or thereabouts

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Georgetown College

More photos from this college in Kentucky.

 Group gathered at the counter of a soda fountain, 1948
  
 Group of students sitting in a booth at a cafe, 1948
 
 Group of women performing gymnastics, 1948
  
 Group of women playing basketball, 1948
  
 Group of women standing next to a carnival booth, 1949
  
 Group standing next to a jukebox, 1948
  
 Group standing with records in hand, 1948
  
 Homecoming, football spectators, 1947
  
 Homecoming, people with balloons, 1947
  
 People in the cafeteria food line, 1948
  
 Students socializing, 1949
  
Women exercising, 1948

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Esther Bubley

More photos of bus travel, taken in 1943.

 Bus trip from Knoxville, Tennessee to Washington, D.C. Girl baggage clerk loading newspapers onto a bus at Knoxville, Tennessee. These will be left at small towns along the way.
 
Bus trip from Knoxville, Tennessee to Washington, D.C. Soldier
saying goodbye to his wife and child at small town in Tennessee.
 
Bus trip from Knoxville, Tennessee, to Washington, D.C.
Bus passengers at Knoxville, Tennessee.
 
Bus trip from Knoxville, Tennessee, to Washington, D.C.
Girl agent checking bag at Knoxville.
 
Bus trip from Knoxville, Tennessee, to Washington, D.C. Passengers boarding bus at Knoxville.
 
Passengers freshening up in the ladies' restroom at the Greyhound bus terminal, Chicago
 
Passengers in the waiting room at the Greyhound bus terminal at five am, Chicago
 
Passengers leaving a Greyhound bus in a small town in Pennsylvania
 
Passengers on a Greyhound bus going from Washington, DC to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
Passengers on the Greyhound bus going from Washington, D.C. to
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, some of which were standing all the way
 
Passengers waiting for a Greyhound bus driver to start
loading them on the bus at a small town in Pennsylvania

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

USC

 In Los Angeles' 'Little Tokyo,' news of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor left shocked silence yesterday
  
 Mrs. Southern California, 6 September 1951. Mrs. Ruth Poger
  
 Posture Queen, Rosemead High School, 1960
[wow. high school has changed pretty radically in the last 50 years!]
  
 Riverside County Fair (Hemet), 26 August 1953. 
Jerra Lynne Tyler ("Farmer's Daughter of 1953")
  
 Santa Barbara road races, 1958
[hard to imagine a more iconic image of 1950s Southern California]
[my subtitle for this: "Fast and Furious: The Prequel" :)]
  
 Santa Monica beach, 1952
  
 USC sorority women gathered around a telephone, 1949
  
 USC sorority women pillow fight
  
Zeta Tau Alpha members costumed for a Halloween party, 1912