Lost Splendor

Past and present by an archives student and new Bostonian. @freifraufitz

Chief Petty Officer, U.S Navy ca. WWII via Reddit
Philadelphia, 1947 via Imgur
Rain on Madison Avenue, New York City c. 1943 by John Vachon via Shorpy
"Reconnaissance Photo Aerial View D-Day France from a F-5 Lightining" via San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive on Flickr Common
Thank you for your service 70 years ago today, veterans.
Lazy Days of Summer: Arlington, Virgina. June, 1943. (via Shorpy Historical Photo Archive)
Gas Mask Testing, England, c. 1940 via Imgur
Our Next Stop Is: Times Square Subway, New York City c. 1942 (via vintage everyday)

The Seine Through Paris, 1946 by Ed Clark (via LIFE)

Grand Central Station, New York City c. 1941 (via Imgur)
"Sarasota Sun-Debs at Lido Beach, Florida" January, 1949 (by State Library and Archives of Florida)
Book and Belt Loop: United States, 1948 by Alfred Eisenstaedt (via LIFE)
"A woman walks her poodles along Fifth Avenue in October 1942" New York City, By Alfred Eisenstaedt (via LIFE)
"Teenage couples engaged in a "Sniff Game" where a Kleenex is passed from nose to nose at a house party" Oklahoma, 1948 by Alfred Eisenstadt (via LIFE)
so this was a thing I guess.
High School Classroom, Iowa c. 1948 (via LIFE)
The Hangout: “Teenage boys hanging out on the steps of building”, Iowa, 1948 (via LIFE)