Welcome to “Sur” (South, So.Calif). These photographs are of Chicano “placos” (wall writing) painted mostly in the 1970s by gang members.
Posts By: Kelly Rakowski
Billy the Kid
Billy the Kid, born William Henry McCarty Jr.
Elvis fans are aflutter over his thirteen year old boy signature.
Cats and Dogs
A boy with his cat, a boy with his dog.
The Center for Jewish History‘s photostream is overflowing with camp pics of teenagers chilling at various summer camps—dancing the hora, shooting arrows, and floating downstream.
Spot the weight lifters of Ritzville High School in small town Ritzville, Washingonton.
News-worthy pics of teenaged Lummi Indians participating in the 17th Annual ‘Stommish Celebration’ in Gooseberry Point, WA in 1962.
Portrait of the footballer as a young man.
Studious & Crafty
Solemn class portraits from young adults c. 1900s in Kentucky, reading, writing, arithmetic, knitting and embroidery.
I Don’t Like Beer
Pre-teen punk machine! Astonishing 8 year old Venus DeBaun was featured in this 1982 Dutch documentary on the So.