Saturday, April 10, 2010

Little Rascals, Vintage Photo Contest

This is our Uncle Matt circa 1925 in Hannibal, Missouri. After school baseball game. Uncle Matt is the one with the shiner. Love those socks!


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  1. Soumia N. F.

    April 10, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    forget the socks i LOVE the berets!!!

    • Patrick Darby McClintock

      March 4, 2018 at 5:21 pm

      Not a beret….those are caps and fall under many labels depending upon the position of the wearer.
      Note the brim…a beret has no brim.

  2. Margaret

    April 10, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    awwww what a gorgeous photo.
    i'm a sucker for vintage photos :)
    great blog!
    loving the pictures
    stop by some time xx

  3. SaraKateSwan

    April 10, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    What a fantastic shot!!!!

  4. lumikha

    April 10, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    holy guacamole. A+++!

  5. princess glee

    April 10, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Wow! Even kids were dressed to play baseball. Such different times.

  6. kathrynnova

    April 10, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    i have a picture of my uncle wearing such an ensemble. so formal for baseball!

    it would be fantastic to see kids playing baseball in something other than those nasty polyester baseball pants – how did it get so unstylish???

    great photo…


    April 10, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Okay, wow, how adorable is this photo?! Love. x

  8. jenifa

    April 10, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Great photo clothes are interesting – smiles are superb.

  9. Felicity

    April 10, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Sweet boys!

  10. hyunji k

    April 10, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    i haven't heard that word in a while! RASCAL!

  11. Tanya

    April 10, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    This photo just slapped a great big grin on my face.

  12. OldSchool

    April 10, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    I'm afraid that the cultural reference to "The Little Rascals" will be lost on the uninitiated.

  13. joel cardenas

    April 11, 2010 at 12:01 am

    I have a School project of that town is really cute I like the shoes

  14. lintmag

    April 11, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Little boys in ties! Is that even possible anymore at ANY time? Great photo – is his friend still around? Would love to see a picture of them now.

  15. Anonymous

    April 11, 2010 at 12:57 am

    That is a great picture, I love those pants !

  16. Lauren

    April 11, 2010 at 1:44 am

    I have yet to see a submission for the Vintage Photo Contest that I haven't loved, but I think this just stole the spot for my favorite! "Uncle Matt is the one with the shiner." Priceless.

  17. Anonymous

    April 11, 2010 at 1:47 am

    One of my "préféré" ohoto contest ! the smiling guy on the left is so cute !!! Sunny Side

  18. Lola

    April 11, 2010 at 1:55 am

    Just said a little prayer for you as you will have your dad on your mind this week.

  19. Comme Coco

    April 11, 2010 at 2:58 am

    I am loving this vintage series!

    This picture is so adorable

  20. Alli

    April 11, 2010 at 3:56 am

    i love this!! and i love the pants/shorts!!!! what a great photo

  21. Pia

    April 11, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Clothes are just awesome, and the berets are cool!


    April 11, 2010 at 5:37 am

    lovely vintage photo

  23. Aphrica

    April 11, 2010 at 6:51 am

    I wish I looked that good in a tie :(
    And I love the set of chompers on the kid on the right. best smile ever.

  24. Glamour-Och-FlÀskpannkaka

    April 11, 2010 at 7:00 am

    a lovely picture!

  25. Magsli

    April 11, 2010 at 7:28 am

    This picture has completely brightened up my day. I love it.

  26. Poivre Monkey

    April 11, 2010 at 7:34 am

  27. meraldia

    April 11, 2010 at 8:23 am

    So sweet!

  28. Anonymous

    April 11, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Beautiful image! but it makes even more apparent the tackiness of the American Apparel adv on the side.. please, do something about it!

  29. Jason laucht

    April 11, 2010 at 9:05 am

    OOOoooo! so adorable!

  30. EnviousDesire

    April 11, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Very vintage! Love it.

  31. Izzen

    April 11, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Forget the socks, love those shorts!

  32. Sean Michael Henry

    April 11, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Hannibal, Missouri 1925? There's no one of those kids didn't know my grandpa.

  33. Matheus

    April 11, 2010 at 11:13 am

    my grandpa used to wear the same kind of outfit… he stopped wearing the socks two years ago and the doctor made him wear more confortable shoes, but I guess he'll never give up the hat.

    nice picture… I wish I could watch a game of these rascals…

  34. Anonymous

    April 11, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Thanks for sharing this great old photo. My 11 yo son is currently sporting a shiner as impressive as your Uncle Matt's and he is a little rascal too – would laugh out loud to see him dressed like this. This photo made my day.

  35. Lisa Petrarca

    April 11, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Great pic! They are adorable, wonder when we will see these boy knickers back in style?

  36. Prutha

    April 12, 2010 at 12:30 am

    i cannot tell u how brilliant i think this contest idea was!!

    love these picturesss..

  37. scarebaby

    April 12, 2010 at 2:29 am

    My family is from the same part of Missouri – my dad was born in 1925 near Hannibal – and this picture is so very evocative for me. Thanks for sharing it!

  38. Anonymous

    April 12, 2010 at 7:37 am

    You really brought the soul back to your blog with this touching and thoughtful initiative. Bravo Scott.

  39. Little Lovables

    April 12, 2010 at 10:15 am

    so adorable! love how classy they are with the ties for a game. that is one massive black eye, still looks so happy though, he was probably proud of it!

  40. jeffrey

    April 12, 2010 at 1:03 pm


  41. Anonymous

    April 12, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Those pants/shorts are actually knickers.knickerbackers. I know I wore them too. Back in the day (an expression I hate and will never use again!)

  42. Alisa

    April 12, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    This is a fantastic photo!!

  43. enterrement de vie de jeune fille Paris

    April 12, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Amazing pictures

  44. Anonymous

    April 13, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I love that they are wearing neck ties to play baseball.

  45. Anonymous

    April 14, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    oh no, i hope none of my relatives gave matt a black eye! my dad grew up in hannibal. his parents loved the river so much and would always send us catfish. my grandma would pick wild mushrooms and batter and fry them… what i would give to taste those again! and, of course, i was fascinated by the stories of mark twain and we had a tour through the cave when i was a kid – expecting injun joe to jump out at anytime.

    amazing how much a single image can hold… reminds me of roland barthes camera lucida. "The book develops the twin concepts of studium and punctum: studium denoting the cultural, linguistic, and political interpretation of a photograph, punctum denoting the wounding, personally touching detail which establishes a direct relationship with the object or person within it."

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  47. Olia

    June 6, 2012 at 4:25 pm

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