This page has moved to our new address, If you're not redirected within a few seconds, please click below. If you still have issues, please clear your cache and try again.

Vintage Photos


Rss Feed


Assignment Photography and Syndication



This entire site ⓒ 2005-2011 The Sartorialist. All of the photographs herein, unless otherwise noted, are copyrighted by the photographer. No part of this site, or any of the content contained herein, may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without express permission of the copyright holder(s).


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Vintage Photos

This picture is my grandmother's friend Joy
arriving at the Canoe Lake Station in 1948.
-- Paige


If you missed my initial post, here are the instructions again.

- The subject line of the email should read "Vintage Photo"

- The photos will only be posted here on the blog, so the file size can be very small (no bigger than 700kb). I DO NOT need hi-res images, they take too long to download.

- Writing a little something about the image you send will make your entry much more interesting for all of us.

- Email your photos to:

Comments on "Vintage Photos"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:10 AM) : 

That's amazing. I love it! Why don't I have such stylish relatives?


Anonymous jolanda said ... (9:25 AM) : 

beautiful! wunderschön ! so modern !


Blogger BaronessVonVintage said ... (9:28 AM) : 

Just pure effortless vintage glamour!


Blogger sweet fashion affairs said ... (9:29 AM) : 



Anonymous marije said ... (9:33 AM) : 

love your vintage family/friends ! looking fabulous


Blogger caribbelle said ... (9:33 AM) : 

Lovely! Love that she's mid stride


Blogger Milica said ... (9:36 AM) : 

So lovely! Love her outfit!


Blogger anastacia bogdanova said ... (9:39 AM) : 

i love your series of vintage photos!!


Blogger Annie Chang said ... (9:48 AM) : 



Anonymous Bohemian Design said ... (9:50 AM) : 

I love her hat and style.


Blogger the outfit diaries said ... (10:02 AM) : 

beautiful picture! Funny to see that her outfit from back then is now back in style.


Blogger Katarina Kühl ~ PencilFashion said ... (10:06 AM) : 

she looks wonderful!


Anonymous Portia said ... (10:18 AM) : 

Was dressing always a pleasure back then? Or was it a pain to look your best always? Or were the clothes you bought simply just always tailored to look fine on people so as a result you could never really look anything but pulled together?


Anonymous s said ... (10:18 AM) : 

amazing pic.... love ;)



Anonymous Zarah said ... (10:19 AM) : 

nice blog!!


Blogger Senia said ... (10:22 AM) : 

oh! this pic is beatiful!
follow you! do you follow me?


Blogger Hero said ... (10:24 AM) : 

This is joy.


Blogger Sandy Scott said ... (10:29 AM) : 

What panache! There are some women who just have that undefinable presence. And in my opinion, this lady is one of them!


Blogger Sandy Scott said ... (10:32 AM) : 

With so many of these photos, I would love to see photos of the people later in life, to see how they have carried their sense of style into their more mature years!


Blogger Kacie - With Love said ... (10:43 AM) : 

Amazing. What a babe! I love the energy in this photo.



Anonymous Lauren said ... (10:57 AM) : 

Love her outfit. It would be perfectly chic and on trend today.

The Styleseer


Blogger pieces of berlin blog said ... (11:23 AM) : 

up for a boat trip! nice


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:27 AM) : 

Such a beautiful picture.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:38 AM) : 

Cool! She looks like Ingrid Bergman.


Blogger Belle de Ville said ... (11:54 AM) : 

Absolutely charming. I love the effortless chic of the oversized shirt and the scarf used as a belt.


Anonymous silvia said ... (12:02 PM) : 

The picuture is great, she is so stylish and happy. makes want to know more about her. She could be one character of a book i'm reading...
just loved it :)


Blogger Rachel Cannon said ... (12:02 PM) : 

Vintage photos seem to take on a life of their own. I can imagine this woman's playful, spontaneous personality through this beautiful candid snapshot.



Blogger Sweet Pea (formerly Alice) said ... (12:21 PM) : 

That's gorgeous, and ought to be my summer uniform.

Just a Silhouette


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:48 PM) : 

pure glamorous vintage! love it!



Blogger Lady_Wayfarer said ... (1:00 PM) : 

This is what I always hope to look like when at the lake in the Adirondacks. I love the light colors, with the scarf as a belt - so simple, and so chic.

I also love her ingenuity in carrying her suitcase!


Blogger Linda Z said ... (1:20 PM) : 

Adorable and such a great smile! I would absolutely wear this outfit now... it's classic! :)


Blogger Barcelona m'enamora said ... (1:55 PM) : 

As everyone says, her clothes are very modern!

Regards from Barcelona.


Blogger HUMANITYISBEAUTIFUL said ... (1:59 PM) : 

simple, monochrome looks are always timeless! j'adore :)))


Anonymous mon sac by me said ... (2:10 PM) : 

Such an elegant beauty !!!


Blogger Aubrey and Melissa said ... (2:29 PM) : 

Without a doubt I would still wear this outfit. Timeless look and she has a beautiful smile.


Anonymous antique engagement rings said ... (2:36 PM) : 

We love vintage....fantastic photos!


Anonymous clarity enhanced diamonds said ... (2:39 PM) : 

I love your photos.. just wonderful.


Blogger Cintia said ... (2:58 PM) : 

Very nice pic!



Blogger AGreekAbroad said ... (2:58 PM) : 

those shorts back in fashion again and again! Love the feel of the photo.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:05 PM) : 

Timeless charming style to be followed by women of all ages!


Blogger thwany said ... (3:23 PM) : 

lovely shot.


Blogger Marcel Da Chump said ... (3:39 PM) : 

I wish I could say to someone:

" I rowed my boat to the train station".


Blogger Lyosha Varezhkina said ... (3:54 PM) : 

lovely shot! the hat looks super-cute!

Inside nd Outside Blog


Anonymous Barbara said ... (4:15 PM) : 



Anonymous Olivia said ... (4:22 PM) : 

So Graceful! and it shows how the simplest things sometimes makes the best matching :)

I love it.


Blogger Cybee said ... (4:28 PM) : 

Super cute! Good sun hat....great shorts/top and scarf belt! She has it goin' on! 8^)


Anonymous Vilborg said ... (4:29 PM) : 

Makes me think of Catherine Hepburn, same briskness, same classic looks. Great idea to ask readers to send in vintage photos!

Greetings from Iceland


Blogger SAMANTHA said ... (4:57 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:01 PM) : 

This is a woman who certainly had just not style but sex appeal - why do I say that ? because she is smiling and guys just like women love to look good and laugh


Anonymous Conni, Denmark said ... (5:02 PM) : 

What a great smile - it makes you smile yourself! ;-)


Blogger elisa said ... (5:37 PM) : 

How amazing does she look! Relaxed tailoring is so sexy, and the long scarf brings a great bohemian touch.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:21 PM) : 

Bellissima !!!


Blogger Rosy P. said ... (6:31 PM) : 

this just shows that if you have classic, time pieces, they can last you a life time. love this picture


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:50 PM) : 

Her charisma explodes from the photograph. And she is clearly happy to be on vacation. Radiant smile, knockout figure and chic, practical glad rags!


Blogger Mary said ... (7:48 PM) : 

Looks so much like Ingrid Bergman! Happy smile, nice shorts and shirt - and look at that suitcase being carried in such an unusual way! The late forties after WW2 were such great times - and I was there, but just a baby, lol!

Still hoping to see my vintage photo here - sent some time back - my mum and her twin brother in their very English thirties clothes!

Thanks, Mary


Anonymous vintage engagement rings said ... (8:15 PM) : 

I truly love your vintage photos... what a smile!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:29 AM) : 

So easy and elegant and her name is perfect for her. What would a holidaying young woman canoeist wear now? Nylon mesh baseball cap, loud t shirt, unflattering cargo shorts? Not many tiny waists left either. I shall start my situps immediately, review my scarf collection for summer and think joyfully!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:33 AM) : 

Tellement d'allure et de magnétisme ! Sunny Side


Blogger Laurita P said ... (4:12 AM) : 

beautiful! so elegant and effortless.


Blogger Pippa said ... (5:52 AM) : 

it's like you could see her strolling out of one of the shows in Milan:)


Blogger Gracicook said ... (7:40 AM) : 

I love these vintage photos, I also love fashion and have started my own blog about my fashion illustration over the summer. I would love some feedback and some (fair) crit on my work.


Grace C


Blogger Cristiana Nunes said ... (7:54 AM) : 

Such elegance :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:58 AM) : 



Blogger Lavanya Venkatraman said ... (8:45 AM) : 

Really loved the hat on the white shirt and shorts!!!


Anonymous Rhian said ... (11:23 AM) : 

Classic style epitomised


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:20 PM) : 

Style never die.


Anonymous FeeFee said ... (1:37 PM) : 

I love her expression!

The only thing is, it might be the fit of her clothes, but she seems to have very odd proportions. Broad shoulders and a VERY small waist? It might simply be that she's very thin but strong. Either way, love the outfit even if there's a bit of awkwardness in it.


Anonymous Maryanne said ... (2:55 PM) : 

love the classic ease of this outfit.
using a scarf as a belt..splendid.
women had their 'own natural' faces back then...which was beautiful.
something the 'botox generation' could learn a lesson from.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:31 PM) : 

I have been in search for a shirt like that. So versatile, so easy, so light. I'm jealous!


Blogger lollipop4598 said ... (6:15 PM) : 

It really is amazing how well much of the vintage styles fir in today. She looks great. And she has very toned legs.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:45 PM) : 

I suspect that a lot of these stylish people didn't have closets stuffed with outfits, but the few they did have were chosen with care and treasured. What a delightful shot. Joy is aptly named.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:59 AM) : 

She looks like Lauren Bacall, so elegant and confident.


Blogger Eline said ... (3:52 AM) : 

She is looking amazing!
Funny to see how all the fashion trends are coming back from time to time.


Anonymous Helen said ... (8:50 PM) : 

I love that she was essentially wearing men's clothes, ala Katherine Hepburn, and doing it so sexily! She looks comfortable, free and full of life! Christian Dior's "New Look" was to come along in just a couple of years and drown this strong, independent look, replacing it with cinched waists, huge skirts, and frilly aprons. What a shame!


Blogger Christine@100things100days said ... (12:39 AM) : 

This is pure class! Wish I was her.


post a comment
Newer Posts Older Posts
Best Web Hosting