Tag Archives: Vintage Photography

The Vogue Archives: 1968

I have fallen irrevocably in love with my college library’s amazing collection of every Vogue ever published, and luckily for you guys, I am a scanning fiend! I’ve decided to do a monthly feature called “The Vogue Archives” with scans from the magazine. My first post features my favorite images from the Vogues 0f 1968!

The overhead scanner is not the best, so please excuse the patches of light on some of the photographs.

Here you go!

The beautiful Jean Shrimpton in an editorial called “The Prettiest Girl in the World”

How do you like them? It certainly was all about the lashes in the 60′s. I love their exploration of other cultures and patterns as well!

Such a fabulous decade.

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Vintage Vogues: I’m at it again…

This time I have diverted my attentions from the 1950s to the 1960s. Per your request, I’m going to make these vintage vogue scans into a monthly segment!

I just wanted to pique your interest while I edit the rest of the images!

This gorgeous ad is for Revlon’s Moondrop lipstick, “the lipstick to wear to the moon!” scanned from a 1968 Vogue.

Keep checking back for more! I’ll try to do the first official post sometime over Thanksgiving.

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The time Frances went to Savannah Beach

I wanted to show you all some pictures I discovered in an old envelope of my grandmother’s trip to Savannah Beach, now Tybee Island, with her best friends in May of 1949. These vintage beach pictures are among the most beautiful I have ever seen. I can’t quite put my finger on why I like them so much, suffice to say they remind me of heaven.

Frances is second from the left

I love the overexposure. I might try to do this when I go to the beach in a few weeks. Frances is the one with those incredible white cat eye sunglasses, second from the left.

They apparently picked up some boys along the way…

Aren’t these great? Can’t you just picture them, going from the beach to the boardwalk where they meet some boys, just living young and carefree. I love it. 

My grandmother working it through that screen door.

Here’s day two of the trip, May 30, 1949. Frances is wearing a plaid dress in all these pictures.

I would like to call attention to the car on the beach. Love it.

Perfection.

Check out those bare feet!

It looks like they had so much fun, I can just imagine the laughter and memories. Scanning all these pictures has helped me see my grandmother not only as the great lady I know, but as the young, spunky girl who never met a stranger, adored her friends and loved a good time!

If you want to see more, check out some more vintage photos here!

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