Sisters - Springfield, Virginia, 1970

I really don’t post many family photos, but I am going to be posting a bunch of material from a photo album put together by my mother in the early ’70s (when she was 10-12 years old). I love photos taken by kids, and these are a great glimpse at late 1960s and early 1970s preteen life!

Hoffman’s Cafeteria, Miami Beach, 1944 (still standing - now Jerry’s Deli). Caption: “This is our Mess Hall.”

The Royal Palm Hotel, Miami Beach, 1944 (still standing - now The James Royal Palm Hotel). Caption: “1st A.F. Residence.”

"Bill Zimmerman" (1944).

This is from a fantastic, intact photo album put together in 1944-1945 by someone serving in the Air Force - there are so many names and faces in this album, I’m not sure I will ever know who it actually belonged to (and, of course, people don’t generally label their own names).

Most of the photos are from Hawaii & Florida, including some great ones of 1940s Miami Beach architecture.

More summer fun from There’s Something About the Wildwoods

There’s Something About the Wildwoods - Travel brochure printed by the Department of Public Relations, Wildwood By-the-Sea, N.J, c. late 1950s/early 1960s.

Ladies behind the wheel of a 1916 Maxwell Touring Car.

Family portrait with dog, late ’20s-early ’30s.

Kid on the right clearly feels like a Big Man on Campus in his plus-fours, argyle socks, and two-toned wingtips, while his little brother on the far left doesn’t seem to be quite as enthused by the new trend.