Fabulous Photo Booth Models In 1950s Kodachrome

Sex sells camera equipment in the 1950s - but who were the models?

1950s Kodachrome models.

 

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1955 – Photo Booth model

 

Were you or someone you know a model at a photo show in 1954 or 1955? These found photos – in fabulous 1950s Kodachrome – were picked up at estate sales or garage sales. There are two parts. Some are dated 1955. Others are from March 1954. The photographer picked hackneyed compositions, even cutting the heads off on a number of shots. The models look uncomfortably arranged. The men lurk.

Where are these ladies now?

 

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Red Frame Kodachrome Slide. Dated 1955 by photographer.
Booth model at some photo show in 1955. Powell Products, makers of that simply awful “light bar” that was used for home movies and blinded you. No wonder nobody ever smiled and were squinting on indoor home movies!

1955 model kodachrome

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Miss Tiffen again doing duties as booth model at some photo show in 1955.

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March 1954

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This particular slide is very interesting. Shown is a “Miss Nikon”. Nikon, which apparently had a booth at this show, was, at this time, not a household name. The company was still going by the name NIPPON KOGAKU, it’s original name, before it renamed itself Nikon in 1988. NIKKOR lenses were the star product of Nippon Kogaku, and you can see some of them partially hidden on the left, with the words “…Possibly the most desirable in the world.” as popularized by photographer David Douglas Duncan, whose name you can also seen partially. March 1954

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March 1954

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March 1954

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March 1954

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March 1954

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March 1954

These are from March 1954, 58 years ago this month! Where are these ladies now? View the original size, and look closely at the little girl holding the TLR and the size of the Edna-Lite electronic flash next to the camera (partially seen to the right of the model's ear). It's as big as the camera itself! That, and she's wearing the battery pack over her shoulder. Compare that to the flash in your camera!

These are from March 1954, 58 years ago this month! Where are these ladies now?
View the original size, and look closely at the little girl holding the TLR and the size of the Edna-Lite electronic flash next to the camera (partially seen to the right of the model’s ear). It’s as big as the camera itself! That, and she’s wearing the battery pack over her shoulder. Compare that to the flash in your camera!

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More show model photos. These were found in a different slide tray, same photographer as the photo show pictures. I’m not sure if these are another photo show, or a fashion show. These are from circa 1955. Where are these ladies now?

 

Via: Jeff4653