Vintage Color Snapshots From The 1950s

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I’ve recently discovered vintage.es, a site with large collections of everyday snapshots. This particular collection is 100 color snaps from the 1950s, from which I’m pulling the ones with the most automotive interest. I’m not going to add a lot of commentary, as there’s not really much to add. But the colors are fab, none more than in this shot.  (Click on images for larger size)

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What a great period shot. A new development in California, obviously.

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And the polar opposite to this one. Two Kaisers here, along with a very old house.

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More snow, but a bit less depressing than the previous one.

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I don’t recognize this location. Mexico?

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A Mercedes along with a Nash and Ford. California, I’m guessing.

 

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It says “Detroit” on that sign. From the recently clear-cut hill in the background, I’m wondering if it’s Detroit Lake in Oregon?

 

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Berthoud Pass, in Colorado. An early Karmann Ghia and Corvette.

 

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No idea where this is.

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Two Mercuries in the shot.

 

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San Francisco, on the west side.

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The same yellow Chevy on vacation.

 

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Looks like a rear axle problem while on the honeymoon.

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Proud Buick owner.

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And another Studebaker to book-end this collection. The proud owners of the new house going up behind them, no doubt.