Let me overwhelm you for a moment

April 5th, 2009

Yesterday I found the best flickr photostream ever: superbomba scans in old found photos which are hilarious, bizarre or just plain charming. Each one of them tells a story though, which is what I like best (and there are some pretty banging outfits and haircuts too).

This is the most image-heavy post ever, but I couldn’t edit it down, there are too many gems. I got a bit carried away and went through all 95 pages believe it or not. Hope you have broadband!

42 Comments

  1. Marmelindela says:

    Amazing, I love each and everyone of them.

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  2. Hannah says:

    This is an awesome post. I love old pics like this.

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  3. Helen says:

    wow i love them all! that one of the family on the diving board is just bizarre though

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  4. Becca says:

    I LOVE Superbomba, I collect old photographs and postcards so SB is practically porn to me!

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  5. klara says:

    i also found superbomba before, loooove it! the first one is actually my wallpaper.

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  6. Fenke says:

    i love superbomba’s photostream. these images are always handy, when you cannot find any image to post with just some announcement…

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  7. Lil says:

    Haha, these are great!
    I particularly like the one of the little girls eating the cherries/grapes and the one of the boy with the shadow over him. Some of them are hilarious!

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  8. Sarah says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for this!!
    Magnificent. I’m working on my new book at the moment I’m taking photos and giving them a vintage feel (it’s a local oriented book of scenes in Northern Ireland). I’ve been scowering about for vintage photos that actually looked great, so I’m bookmarking this. Great timing.
    How great is the little girl in the feild? xx

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    kris atomic says,

    April 10th, 2009 @ 11:39 am

    Sweet, glad you like them! x

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  9. ZZ says:

    Wow!
    I love them ALL! (:

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  10. Hanne says:

    I also LOVE superbomba. Each and everyone of the photos she has collected are both ordinary and mesmerizing at the same time.

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  11. Vanessa says:

    What a great find! I can’t wait to go to the site (and look through all 95 pages!)

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  12. Elizabeth says:

    I can see why you went though all 95 pages! Those were fantastic! Thanks for finding those.

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  13. Becky says:

    These are fantastic!

    Especially love the close up of the girl with the lost tooth!!

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  14. Kim says:

    The child in the grass with the shadow looming over them is BRILLIANT!

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  15. Rebecca says:

    These are absolutely amazing!!

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  16. Jade says:

    These are great. BRB spending 5 hours on flickr now looking through the rest of them!

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  17. melanie says:

    what a great find! these images are amazing!!

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  18. loulou says:

    wow, my new favourite procrasination activity right there! thankyou xx

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  19. Dot says:

    Very good photos the one with the man on the slide scares me!

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  20. melly says:

    WOW most of these are so well taken.

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  21. Emma says:

    Wow! Amazing pictures! But do you know the story behind the slides-picture? How did he get into that position and what happened next? I think that is the most exciting pic of them all :)

    e.

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  22. eli says:

    They are amazing!

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  23. candice says:

    ok, i totally had to bookmark this post.. incredible!

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  24. […] a fanastic find by Krisatomic — old school photos found and scanned by superbomba on Flickr. PJ 6 April 2009 at play […]

  25. OMG, these are awesome. Especially the baby bear one.

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  26. this is great. if i was a writer and i was stuck for words, i’d just look over these photos and i’m sure inspiration would come! you’re right, all of these tell a story.

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  27. These are all so beautiful and breathtaking. Looking at just one isn’t enough. I found some personal favorites from superbomba as well. I love these inspirational, old-timey, well-photographed pictures.

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  28. Ida says:

    That photostream is so effing great!!

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  29. Johanna says:

    just wonderful.

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  30. saskia says:

    wow.

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  31. Melanie says:

    Peanut man is utterly terrifying.

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  32. […] Kris Atomic has pulled together an astounding collection of vintage photos from a Flickr stream that will truly leave you […]

  33. ME says:

    WOW love them all

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  34. Ari says:

    I wonder if the man on the water slide ever walked again.
    Super great collection!

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  35. Beth says:

    love love love <3

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  36. akeelah says:

    i really like your blog.

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  37. Chandler says:

    Really cool blog you have. Let the Force be with you or like say my friend from Khazahstan “great success”!

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  38. Georgie says:

    I just posted about Superbomba on my blog. You were my key to the Superbomba universe so I owe you a thank you! Love your blog by the way, never fails to impress.

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  39. Lauren says:

    you’re right. these are too fabulous. i’ll be following your site! you find some wonderful things!

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