Tag: Cuba

Vintage Slides Depicting Life in Cuba, 1955

Vintage Slides Depicting Life in Cuba, 1955

Auction Finds, Photography
All I know about this gallery of 35mm Kodachrome slides is that they purport to depict scenes from Cuba in 1955. If true, that means these were taken during the reign of Fulgencio Batista -- and about four years before Fidel Castro's revolution ousted him from power. If I had to guess I'd say that these slides were shot by a foreign tourist on a sightseeing trip. Most of these photographs capture buildings and other landmarks in Cuba, and very few Cubans are actually seen. Since I know so little about the island, I can't even make any educated guesses as to what is shown here (although I think one of these slides shows the American embassy in Havana), but if you can then please leave a comment below. What I can say is that there a ton of sweet vintage automobiles to gaze at. F...
Tumblr Highlights, Week Ended 9/6/13

Tumblr Highlights, Week Ended 9/6/13

Blogstuff
Here are some highlights from the last week on my very own Tumblr feed. Included here are some tourist shots from Cuba in 1955, some great scenes from the American retail scene of the 1950s, and an ad for The Chevy Chase Show. Click any picture to be taken to the original post, and by all means follow me there if you're a user. [alpine-phototile-for-tumblr src="user" uid="grayflannelsuit" imgl="tumblr" style="vertical" size="500" num="20" shadow="1" curve="1" align="center" max="100"]