KoHoSo on Tumblr

About KoHoSo on Tumblr

KoHoSo on Tumblr is a picture-focused blog featuring items that would most likely be tagged with the “Americana,” “retro,” “nostalgia,” “vintage,” and/or “travel" keywords. Typical material includes old photographs, new photographs of old commercial buildings or other such points of interest, magazine advertisements, postcards, and other similar items. Material is posted for any number of reasons including enjoyment of the design, personal fond memories, longing for a more carefree time in history, and humor.

The intent of KoHoSo on Tumblr — beyond the prime directive of just having fun — is two-fold. First, it is the author’s goal to sift through the many sites devoted to various types of retro/vintage material and present his favorites, especially items that have not been seen elsewhere over 9000 times already. Second, it is to make sure those that do the yeoman’s work in scanning and photography are fully and properly credited for their work (even if the author creates a derivative of it) in the hope that the readers of this blog will visit the originating sites and find even more things to enjoy.

On most days there will only be one post. This will appear at approximately 6:00 a.m. U.S. Pacific Time. Other posts might appear through the day depending upon the author’s time, motivation, and inspiration. On occasion, posts will come with brief observations, an occasional long story, or just a smart-ass remark.

Original photographs and scans appear once a week under the title of “Road Trip Tuesday" or "Sunday Scan" with both also being tagged with "KoHoSo.” These are pictures taken by KoHoSo himself or scans from his own collection of books, magazines, stickers, and fliers. Unless otherwise noted, such items are all posted under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

About KoHoSo

KoHoSo was born in 1965 — an interesting starting point as it makes him neither a true Baby Boomer nor a full part of Generation X. His early years living in the Commonwealth of Kentucky also gave him a unique perspective as he lived in the big, modern city of Louisville but traveled to see relatives in the eastern part of the state where a lot of things had not changed in many years. It was during those times and travels that KoHoSo began to realize he often liked the way “old” things looked over newer designs.

After having lived in several different states and too many cities to even begin to list, KoHoSo currently lives in Crestline, California located in the San Bernardino Mountains. He does not live in the past but certainly likes to visit it and take others along on the journey through the vehicle of this blog.