Friday, January 8, 2010

Snapshot Friday!

It's that time again.  The time of the week when we bask in the glory of vintage photos, the good ol' days and wish for simpler times.  That's right, it's Snapshot Friday. 

But first I want to thank all of the people who've entered the giveaways.  I'm in total shock at how well they've been received.  I never in a million years expected this kind of a turnout.  I said I wouldn't comment back so as to not throw off the numbers when it comes time to pick a winner.  It's been so hard not to, I want to respond to each and every comment.  Thanks guys- for all of your support and kind words.  And there's a little over a week left if you haven't entered.  You're welcome to enter both if you wish and I'll ship internationally.  So, try your luck!

This week's photos come from a surprise we received earlier in the week.

The 1964 edition of the Tartan, yearbook for University of California, Riverside.

Isn't she a beaut?  Dillon spotted this gem on Craigslist a few weeks ago.  The nice lady even offered to drop it off when she found out we don't get out her way very much.  (Thank you nice lady!)  After taking the dog out the other night, Dillon walked in with a bag.  Of course, this peaked my curiosity quite a bit.  I freaked when I saw what it was.  He never told me about it, so I was surprised that it made it's way to our house at that very moment.  I had just been talking about photos and Snapshot Friday, literally 10 minutes before he found it on the porch.  Isn't it funny how things work sometimes?  He had to fend me off so he and our roommate could take a look.  When I finally got my hands on it, I sat there for about an hour looking at every page.  And I do mean every page.  I'm such a nerd, I love this kind of stuff.  I hunted for funny names, checked out all of the stylish 'dos and exclaimed, "HA, check out his guy/gal!" several dozen times.  I had tons of fun.

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Sorry about the dark corner on this one.  It's a beast of a book and refused to lay flat on the scanner.  It doesn't help that the binding appears to being faltering.  Usually I'm only extra, super gentle with babies and animals but this gem needs TLC.  I don't want any pages coming loose!

I love her glasses!  I want her glasses!

Over the next coming weeks I'll be sharing a bunch more of the Tartan 1964 with you guys.  There are so many great photos, even the advertising in the back is good.  Eventually, I hope to have the whole thing scanned and cataloged in my photostream on flickr.  I have tons of ideas for collages! 

Thanks for looking.  Have a craftastic weekend!


Sam said...

Wow, what a find! Look forward to seeing more. 1964 was a very good year :-)

june at noon said...

Even just the name, Tartan 1964, shows so much promise. I love looking at my parents' old yearbooks. Great find!

MafiosaGrrl said...

Thanks for your comments guys! It's pretty awesome. I must say, getting it made my whole week!

Katie said...

I love old yearbooks too. I like making fun of people I don't know. What can I say? ;) I also like looking at the clothes. I love vintage clothes.

MafiosaGrrl said...

I had sooo much fun with it. The clothes were the best part, everyone really dressed up back then!