1950s

Captured in Kodachrome: Boy Celebrates 5th Birthday at Skokie Country Club (1956)

Captured in Kodachrome: Boy Celebrates 5th Birthday at Skokie Country Club (1956)

Here is another series of vintage 1956 Kodachrome photo slide images. The notes on this particular set says: “Dec ‘56 - Jon’s 5th Birthday Party - Skokie C.C.”

Pic of the Week (#128) - Janis and Steven - May 1, 1955

Pic of the Week (#128) - Janis and Steven - May 1, 1955

Here are two cute 1950s kids, presumably siblings. According to the note on the back they are Janis and Steven on Janis’s 5th birthday, May 1, 1955. Can you help me find their stories?

Pic of the Week (#127) - Sealed With a Kiss

Pic of the Week (#127) - Sealed With a Kiss

This #foundphoto is interesting to me more for what is on the back than what is on the front. This probably early 1950s photograph has a bright red lipstick imprint on the back.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#109) - Bucketed Berries?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#109) - Bucketed Berries?

A family stands in front of their bucketed harvest. Can you help me find and tell their stories?

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

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

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

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#68) - 1950s Summer

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#68) - 1950s Summer

Here's a delightful, smile inducing, Kodachrome photo slide of a toddler enjoying a 1950s summer. Take a look! 

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#65)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#65)

Two real men sitting with two fake woman in "Ghost Town Calif." The girl does not seem too pleased. 

Stanley Puchalski (1914-1992) Bowls Perfect 300 Game in 1951: Solves Genealogy Mystery

Stanley Puchalski (1914-1992) Bowls Perfect 300 Game in 1951: Solves Genealogy Mystery

On December 26th, 1951 Stanley Puchalski (1914-1951), my 1st cousin 2x removed, bowled a perfect 300 game in Detroit, MI. Learn how this discovery connected me to a new branch of my family tree. 

 

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#54)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#54)

Here are some charming Kodachrome photo slides of a smiling older couple from the mid 1950s. They came from a lot of about 100 slides on eBay. They appeared to be of several different, possibly related, families. Notes on some indicated East coast locales like Vermont and New York.  

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#51)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#51)

A Colorado Christmas, 1956 - Liza, Ethel, Jon, Anne, Elmer, and Helen

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#49)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#49)

Ruth Ardis (Hanson) Steadman (1903-1989) - the "Camping Grandma" of California.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#45)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#45)

A beautiful 1956 Kodachrome photograph slide of a Central City, Colorado street scene in 1956.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#35)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#35)

Here is a delightfully charming 1950s scene of kids playing in in the kitchen and pretending to wash dishes with VEL soap. 

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#28)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#28)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#28) - Frosty vista, 1950s

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#25)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#25)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#25) - Summer fun at Lake Arrowhead in June of 1956

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#10)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#10)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#10) - Ragar, Lina and Ragar Jr. - 1953