1930s, Art, College, Culture, History, Nostalgia, Texas, Vintage

Yearbook Artwork 1930

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These images all come from the 1930 University of Texas yearbook. While they reflect some aspects of the culture at the time, you would never know the country was in a depression.

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Very little of the yearbook was in color, other than these images. I imagine most students could not afford them at the time, under the circumstances. I know I was never able to afford a university yearbook during my four years.

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Here you see a student sweating over his impending exams.

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And if you look closely enough at the inside of the yearbook, you can read the date Irene received it!

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1980s, 1990s, Culture, History, Humor, Photography

Truck Stop Weary, Numero Dos

Tallapoosa, GA 1989 from Marc Wise's "Truck Stop"
Tallapoosa, GA 1989 from Marc Wise’s “Truck Stop”

I’m so excited.  And I just can’t hide it.  Seriously.  I convey this both in my posture and my expression, which exude a certain joie de vivre.  

Cottondale, Alabama 1994
Cottondale, Alabama 1994

All ye men in trucker caps, dig through your cab until you find the mix tape with “Eye of the Tiger” and “Don’t Stop Believing” and play the bejesus out of it until you get your heads on right.

Breezewood, Pennsylvania 1994
Breezewood, Pennsylvania 1994

These pics aren’t even from the same STATE, but it looks like the same place, the same hopeless truck stop, filled with men filled with defeat.  Seriously, brothers–y’all got to start listening to some Joel Osteen or something.  Here, I’ll get you started:

I’m the head and not the tail.

I’m more than a conqueror.

I’m the victor and not the victim.

And just in case you can’t find that mix tape, here’s Jerry Reed’s inspirational “East Bound and Down”: