The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#77) - Beer Swigs, Oyster Slurps, and The Devil's Bathtub

Every Friday The Psychogenealogist shares a "Pic of the Week." The intent is to encourage thought and imagination about the spaces where psychology, genealogy, and history converge.

I never tire of 1950s Kodachrome photo slides. This week's set of images is no exception. These men appear to be enjoying a late summer swigs of beer and oyster slurps. It was in a set of about 100 Kodachrome slides that appeared to be from about 1950-1955. The slides were documenting at least a few different, but related vacations. Many of the same people were in the photos.

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Here are some of the other images in the set.

  This photo slide was noted as "6/18/50" and seemed earlier the the others that were more mid 1950s (or labeled as such). 

This photo slide was noted as "6/18/50" and seemed earlier the the others that were more mid 1950s (or labeled as such). 

  Was this the same event as the previous photo?

Was this the same event as the previous photo?

There was only one photo in this set that gave any indication of a location. The following photo slide was labeled: "Devil's Bathtub Mend Park Oct - 1956".

  Devil's Bathtub - October, 1956

Devil's Bathtub - October, 1956

I am fairly certain this was taken at the Mendon Ponds Park outside of Rochester, New York. The colorful foliage fits with the autumnal October notation. So, though this last photo came from the same set, it is almost certainly from a different trip.

With some more careful analysis I could probably piece together a more detailed timeline and history of these photos. For now though, I am content with simply appreciating their beautifully vibrant colors. 

You'll see gorgeous Kodachrome photo slides throughout previous Pic of the Week and other blog posts. Check out some of the posts below.