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Don Dudenbostel
21-Jul-2019, 20:05
Since there's an Americana thread in LF let's do a smaller format version.

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The peanut stand was shot in 1999 but the others date from the 70's and were 35mm shot with my Leica system.

Don Dudenbostel
21-Jul-2019, 20:12
A couple more from the 70's. The tattoo and boys are from Petros TN near the TN maximum security prison where James Earl Ray was housed. For those that don't know the name he killed Martin Luther King. The children were shot in a remote Mennonite colony in Tennessee again in the 70's. Again Leica M gear and a variety of lenses except the square image which was with my Rollei SL66 and 150 Sonnar. Film would have been TX most likely.

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Don Dudenbostel
21-Jul-2019, 20:22
A few more. The first image of the girl was from 1069 shot with an M2 Leica and 90 Elmarit and the film was TX. The mill and office were with my Technika 70 and 100 Planar and 53 f4 Super Angulon. The film would have been panatomic-X. The final image of the boys was shot with my Rolleiflex MX-EVS 2 and from the mid 70's.


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Don Dudenbostel
21-Jul-2019, 20:52
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Here are a few images from the carnival in the md 70s. Shot with Leica M2 and a variety of Leica glass on TX.

Don Dudenbostel
27-Aug-2019, 11:21
Here are a few more images from the early 70's.

Rick Rycroft
28-Aug-2019, 21:50
Canadiana?

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tonyowen
29-Aug-2019, 06:44
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25th July 1978 - Gay Parade San Francisco
Digital image of framed print from image taken with Leica M3, 50mm f2.8 Elmar

regards
Tony

jim_jm
29-Aug-2019, 09:57
Storefront in Randsburg, CA (Mojave Desert), taken about 10 years ago. Bronica SQ-A, 80mm lens.

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tonyowen
29-Aug-2019, 10:28
Canadiana?]

Given that geographically 'America' stretches from the high arctic to Tierra del Fuego, then Canadian images are included

regards

Tony [Canadian citizen abroad]

Jac@stafford.net
29-Aug-2019, 10:56
Given that geographically 'America' stretches from the high arctic to Tierra del Fuego, then Canadian images are included]

Oh ya big kidder. Americana refers strictly to the USA. Canadians, I tell ya. :)

tonyowen
29-Aug-2019, 11:40
Oh ya big kidder. Americana refers strictly to the USA. )

Jac, not wishing to be pedantic, but are you being a bit parochial. For instance, are you limiting yourself to the lower 48 or do you include Alaska and Hawaii?
Americana is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as a genre of music having its roots in the early folk music of America.
Where America is defined as:
1 either continent (North America or South America) of the western hemisphere
2 or the Americas \ the lands of the western hemisphere including North, Central, and South America and the West Indies
3 United States of America
Regards
Tony

Jac@stafford.net
29-Aug-2019, 12:16
Jac, not wishing to be pedantic, but are you being a bit parochial. For instance, are you limiting yourself to the lower 48 or do you include Alaska and Hawaii?
Americana is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as a genre of music having its roots in the early folk music of America.
Where America is defined as:
1 either continent (North America or South America) of the western hemisphere
2 or the Americas \ the lands of the western hemisphere including North, Central, and South America and the West Indies
3 United States of America
Regards
Tony

That's one tightly focused definition pivoting about music. Irrelevant here. We know Americana when we see it.

Don Dudenbostel
29-Aug-2019, 13:18
We can expand it to "North Americana".

Don Dudenbostel
29-Aug-2019, 14:15
A few more images from the hear of coal mining country in the Cumberland Mountains of East TN.

Don Dudenbostel
29-Aug-2019, 14:25
Can we consider people as americana especially if they contributed to American music. Anyway here are some of the legends of American bluegrass, Bill Monroe, Lester Flat, Ralph Stanley and Don Reno. Not the best scans but they'll do. I would have made these around 1973.

Don Dudenbostel
29-Aug-2019, 14:35
Here's 4 more images form the past. Again in the early 70's except for the junk yard which was around 2003.

Reinhold Schable
21-Dec-2019, 15:36
. . Bargain Barn & Pawn. Idaho
https://live.staticflickr.com/938/40675537415_2a27ba957b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24YmLae). . Bargain Barn & Pawn. Idaho (https://flic.kr/p/24YmLae) by Reinhold S. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/154287991@N05/), on Flickr. . Neg# BUCO 094. Mamiya RB67, 90mm lens, YG filter, TMX film. 1989

More samples here... https://www.flickr.com/photos/154287991@N05/albums/72157704578190405

Reinhold

John Kasaian
22-Dec-2019, 09:00
Jac, not wishing to be pedantic, but are you being a bit parochial. For instance, are you limiting yourself to the lower 48 or do you include Alaska and Hawaii?
Americana is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as a genre of music having its roots in the early folk music of America.
Where America is defined as:
1 either continent (North America or South America) of the western hemisphere
2 or the Americas \ the lands of the western hemisphere including North, Central, and South America and the West Indies
3 United States of America
Regards
Tony

An interesting linguistic problem!
Take Americana to be a shortened United States of Americana, and the problem goes away as it references a Geo-political area.
This would also bring parity with terms such as Canadiana and Mexicana, if such terms even exist (and I think they should!)
Taking Americana to be a shortened North Americana expands the subject to such a greater geographical territory that the OP's defining of a Geo-political interest would be easily lost.

neil poulsen
22-Dec-2019, 10:41
A couple more from the 70's. The tattoo and boys are from Petros TN near the TN maximum security prison where James Earl Ray was housed. For those that don't know the name he killed Martin Luther King. The children were shot in a remote Mennonite colony in Tennessee again in the 70's. Again Leica M gear and a variety of lenses except the square image which was with my Rollei SL66 and 150 Sonnar. Film would have been TX most likely.

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I like these photos; they reveal a culture that's unfamiliar to me. I think that these and others warrant publication in a photographic essay or book.

Louis Pacilla
22-Dec-2019, 10:44
I like these photos; they reveal a culture that's unfamiliar to me. I think that these and others warrant publication in a photographic essay or book.

I TOTALLY agree!

goamules
22-Dec-2019, 16:30
I had missed your photos somehow, and just found them. Greatness, it's the America I remember from my youth.

Reinhold Schable
1-Jan-2020, 14:17
. . Coca Cola 10 at Taylors Drug.......Rural Polk County, Oregon
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49302003098_4a493af0cd_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i7DDSb). . Coca Cola. 10 (https://flic.kr/p/2i7DDSb) by Reinhold S. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/154287991@N05/), on Flickr. .Neg# FArm 035. Mamiya RB67, 180mm Yg filter, PXP film. 1980

Willie
1-Jan-2020, 16:56
That's one tightly focused definition pivoting about music. Irrelevant here. We know Americana when we see it.

You guys would complain and argue over which is better - a Bagpipe or Accordion Zydeco band.

Ari
2-Jan-2020, 09:10
Jac, not wishing to be pedantic, but are you being a bit parochial. For instance, are you limiting yourself to the lower 48 or do you include Alaska and Hawaii?
Americana is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as a genre of music having its roots in the early folk music of America.
Where America is defined as:
1 either continent (North America or South America) of the western hemisphere
2 or the Americas \ the lands of the western hemisphere including North, Central, and South America and the West Indies
3 United States of America
Regards
Tony
Dictionary definition is one thing, how people perceive and use the word is another.
"Americana" conjures images in my mind that are unrelated to the North/South American continent, and have everything to do with the specific culture of the US, at a particular point in time. My version of it encompasses 1935-1975.
And as you said, the term also loosely defines a broad range of music that is still being written and performed to this day, having evolved from several branches of American country music.
Canadiana or Mexicana might be somehow related, but neither term carries the weight of the original. For me, at least.

Reinhold Schable
11-Feb-2020, 12:17
Back On Track...
. . A child's seat on a bicycle outside a tavern door... ? This is Montana, remember...
https://live.staticflickr.com/4738/38654426324_0a4bc45391_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21TL3fh). . Chester, Montana (https://flic.kr/p/21TL3fh) by Reinhold S. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/154287991@N05/), on Flickr. . Neg # BUCO 052. Mamiya RB67. 180mm, YG filter, PXP film

Plenty more here... https://www.flickr.com/photos/154287991@N05/albums/72157689648087134/with/38654426324/

Reinhold

Don Dudenbostel
21-Feb-2020, 12:25
Love the roadside tourist stops. Unfortunately this caught fire several years ago and is now gone.

Reinhold Schable
21-Nov-2020, 22:46
. . Dog World. Hot Dog Drive-in. South Beloit, Illinois.
https://live.staticflickr.com/4828/45355863035_4bbf3cc2ff_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2c6WDUx). . South Beloit, Illinois (https://flic.kr/p/2c6WDUx) by Reinhold S. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/154287991@N05/), on Flickr. . Neg# BUCO 442. Mamiya RB67, 180mm, Yg filter, FP4 film. 2003