Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Scratchy Photos of the Late 70s and 80s (i.e. plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose)


An old shoe box contained an amusing sartorial look back at the late 70's and 80's (and a few from the earliest of the 90's) through old, and often very bad, photographs taken along Salt Water New England.





























































































































30 comments:

  1. Utterly magnificent series. Like time travel. Thank you!

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  2. Talk about a walk down memory lane.

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  3. Ah, these do bring back fun memories ....I used to be so excited to pick up my photos and sometimes sad to see a few heads weren't in the frame. And I just love the length of those shorts!

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  4. This is perhaps my all time favorite post in the years that I've followed the site. Thank you.

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  5. Nice to see old photos of Chewonki, Wiscasset, Camden, Edgartown and... All-Saints-By-The-Sea, the chapel where we were married in 1975!

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  6. These are just great and remind me of my teens down on the gulf coast. So glad to see comments back on! Still love your blog.

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  7. Thank you! I feel like I have just watched several generations grow up as I attended several family reunions-all at once...all I'm missing is the sunburn, coating of bug spray and that slightly sick feeling from far too much strawberry rhubarb pie with homemade vanilla ice cream.

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  8. Some timeless pieces of clothing. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Wonderful post! Would love to get my hands on that light blue double-breasted dress. And I must say, that was one well-fed kitty lolling on the carpet.

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  10. Great find, thank you! I always enjoy these old photographs.

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  11. Those were the GREAT old days. "Thanks for the memories."

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  12. What lovely memories! The clothes are timeless, if it weren't for the cars and 'hair-dos' one would not know these are older photographs. One of the best series since I started following you about 6 years ago. cheers!

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  13. Wonderful trip down memory lane!! I had the green sweater with the blue whale in the early 80's, it was my favorite. Love the gray fair isle towards the bottom, it that an O'Connells? --Holly in PA

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  14. Except for the short shorts on the men, I still love the classic clothes

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  15. Yes, a virtual time machine. Thank you. And evidence that the 70s were least unkind to those who stuck with the classics.

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  16. Loved this post! Were you digging in my closet???

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  17. Oh my. Many familiar (Chewonki) faces! And my parents at Watch Hill! Can you send me that one? :) Happy New Year you two.

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  18. Those are truly wonderful photographs, not least because they are so clearly cheerful and unassuming. Cheerfulness and good taste are timeless!

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  19. Oh to go back in time...thank you for the trip!

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  20. I would love to be able to wear the wrap-around skirts with cute prints again. Adorable with matching espadrilles! Too bad that picture wasn't in color. I also had the long khaki skirt with an inverted pleat.

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  21. Is it weird that I am still wearing the same clothes? So is my husband!

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  22. The timelessness of these photos is amazing! These could have been taken last summer.

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  23. What a trip down memory lane and I didn't know a soul in those photos! But I felt as though I did because they were wearing the clothes I wore back in the 60's and 70's, as did friends and relatives. Always left a sweater out in summer for those cool nights at the lake in CT. Thanks for the memories.
    Ann Z

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  24. Great photos of Vineyard. Reminds me of growing up.

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  25. I echo the feeling of those who said this is the best thing you've ever posted. I went through it twice. I love every one, but especially the girls in the clothing shop and the handsome couple outside All Saints by the Sea.

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  26. Thank you! This post always make me feel so hopeful and peaceful, food for the soul. Thank you!

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  27. Thank you for sharing,I like the photos best where you can see their faces so full of love, good cheer, health...good times! Even the dogs were happy!

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  28. Love this! Best thing I've seen in a long time. Brings back good memories from college - sure wish I still had my lovely sweaters from back then. Still can't figure out when my LL Bean Norwegian sweater went missing.

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