Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Golden Era - An untitled treasure hunt

Community history comes in all sorts of manners. On occasion it is shared in a fairly formal manner or in a way where the information, though sketchy, is available.

In the case of the two pictures here all we know is that the source was Community Historian Manuel Contreras and that the images are from Pasadena.

The first image for me reflects a connection with Mexico as a land of heritage. Else why would one wear a sombrero that is too small for one's head. She looks happy; he not so much.
This second image is all about the day to day in the neighborhood. This could have been taken right before the Howdy Doody Show came on their T.V. Or perhaps right before they went to show to see a Cantinflas movie.
Pictures via Manual Contreras

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