Shopping From the Past

Archival Avaiators

I like to check in on the SDASM archives to update my collection of vintage aviators.  I’m in love with the dress casual ensembles sported by both lady and gent pilots  from the 1930s  My new favorite photos include some terrific snaps of folks in their bathers enjoying a picnic by aeroplane.

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Shopping from ebay – Vintage Swimwear

  Poolside wool in Coral Gables (via Florida Memory Project) When I was a student in Seattle, the University pool leased out woolen bathers for day use.  This was 1990.  I’m pretty sure the school stocked their supply from the municipal pool in Buster Keaton’s The Camerman.  If you’re shopping for your very own vintage …

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Archival Vacation – Hawaii

I’m here in Hawi, HI with Lynn & friends. Though I love Hawaii I find it difficult to document. Every scenic view has already been reprinted in postcard form. In lieu of a traditional AC field report, I’m posting a few placeholder images from Flip Schulke’s DOCUMERICA. Though Flip documented the retirement communities of Key …

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Archival Playground and Recreation

By day, I work in a basement with a permaclimate. Colleague Ugg wear and winter tan lines have further confused my seasonal cues. As far as I know, June could be January. I use a campus web cam to check the weather but wish I had something more nautical like a periscope or porthole. Since …

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