Skip to comments.The people who are STILL living like it's 1951: Captivating portraits take a look inside America's..
Posted on 01/22/2014 12:01:34 PM PST by C19fan
t may be 2014 to the rest of us, but for the subjects in Jennifer Greenburgs photographs, it is still 1951. The assistant professor of photography at Indiana University Northwest has been photographing America's Rockabilly community for more than ten years; people that not only dress like its the Fifties, but also drive perfectly preserved Cadillacs and decorate their homes with furniture to rival the retro sets of Mad Men. 'At first I thought the culture was about fashion,' the 36-year-old photographer told MailOnline. 'Then I realized it was much, much, more than that. I realized that this was a culture of people who functioned as a community.'
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Brian Setzer. Excellent musician.
I asked one older (40ish) salaryman in one class why it was that so much of Japanese pop culture mimicked American culture before about 1965 or so -- same hair styles, clothing and music genre, bug ignored what was more modern and current.
His answer was profound: "We only copy what's worth copying."
Get a haircut and wear long sleeves. And stay off my grass!
Yeah - I’ve seen his Christmas show twice at the Ryman.
A really good “Behind The Music” from VH-1 also..
I can relate to the little boy with the cowboy bling.
Now you can’t even get the incandescent light bulbs in the fixtures.
The year of my (and many other Freeper’s) birth.
I was in my prime in the 50s-——I loved them.
Didn’t really go back far enough. Communism was getting its groove on already by this point, in preparation for the decade that destroyed America, the 60s.
If I was going to go for a period, I think I’d go 1890s.
You sure can still get them!
How true! When my mother died in 2004 she still had the same toaster that I remember her having all my life. And it still worked, had a high gloss mirror like finish and toasted about a loaf of bread a day in it's hey day. My folks didn't throw away anything.
I inherited that gene. I still haven't bought a flat screen TV because the one I bought 15 years ago is still perfectly good and I can't bring myself to just toss out a perfectly good TV. Anf I's have to toss it out...Goodwill won't even take them anymore. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2543580/The-people-STILL-living-like-1951-Captivating-portraits-look-inside-Americas-Rockabilly-community.html#ixzz2rA28pYWh Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
“No, I think it’s Seltzer.”
(great place, btw)
Odd. I don’t remember seeing any Black people in those photos...
I’m not a big fan of the home decor, but I like the clothing and cars and especially the values.
I wouldn’t mind going back to that era, less the uncomfortable and metal furniture.
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