Vintage photos from

"Square America" offers a lovely archive of old snapshots and vernacular photography — here are two recently uploaded galleries. Above, one still from a set of several dozen photos of women on television in 1957:

Encrusted with 50 year old dust and emulsion the photos of women from melodramas and late-night talk shows are not only a record of one person's peculiar obsession but also a virtual catalog of the kind of roles women played in the popular entertainment of the era.

And below, "The Party," nearly 50 photos from a late '60s/early '70s biracial/bisexual bacchanal. Or maybe it's a lost American Apparel ad. (mild NSFW, a couple of blurry topless ladies in there).

(Thanks, Clayton Cubitt!)