Jessica Beebe has a good eye. The Portland, Maine-based photographer, artist and graphic designer first got into the world of vintage men’s goods when sourcing props for shoots. After a while they began to pile up, and she started Stag Vintage Goods to offer them to like-minded fellows who appreciate classic Americana. Soon she was also selling to Hollywood studios, ad agencies and private collectors around the country looking for the perfect patina’d accessory. These days she also tracks down larger and specialty items by commission and curates goods for photo shoots, ad campaigns, interior designers and others.
It all comes together in this swell vintage camping themed photo shoot she did with Motorland America, a super-cool classic car showroom in Arundel, Maine where you can find everything from a 1942 Ford Super Deluxe Woodie Wagon and a 1950s Willys Jeepster to a drop-dead Jaguar E-Type. Of course there’s plenty of well-worn L.L. Bean to be had from Stag but lots of other New England brands (some long defunct) abound as well, and the prices are more in line with the Pine Tree State than the Lower East Side. As Beebe tells ACL, “I can source pretty much anything a vintage-loving man could want and I love a challenge.â€
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This is a goldmine
Love this stuff. Reminds me of the series of ACL Kodachrome posts from years back.
With all that attention to detail, they used a modern propane Coleman lantern in the back of the wagon? A pressurized Coleman fuel would have been more appropriate.
very cool! At first I thought the photos were from the 1950s/60s. I like that she used a sporterized Arisaka rifle in the shoot!
Aku Aku. Nice touch!
Cool, ludic vibe for sure. Just the fact that there is a rifle in the shoot is amazing to me, Steve. Sometimes the way things were is better than the way things are.
@blair the PBR can is modern as well…
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