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The Hula Hoop Sensation 1959

Posted by Phil Morris (Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada) on 25 April 2017 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

This photo of Ruth or Ruthiebear as we may call her, is a treasured family photo where the
family is in a fantasy world we refer to as our youth. Now these photos during Ruth Week on
my Aminus page are free to roam as long as this site flourishes. The little girl has Butterflies
on her dress. I will send Ruthie the photos and I can do some minor touch ups for her if
she wants them. Love to you Rthie this week.

The modern hula hoop was invented in 1958 by Arthur K. "Spud" Melin and Richard Knerr, but
children and adults around the world have played with hoops, twirling, rolling and throwing them
throughout history. This photo is very much representative of the whole fad with many ads we
watched in my family before we got our own hoops. Nowadays there are many expert hoopers
on the internet !~

I will have to stop working for a while on Aminus, as my eye sight is suffering and with my
condition its best not to aggravate. I was going to try to upgrade on Aminus so that my pics
would hopefully have been seen better, but now will have to convalesce or get my strength back
up before I can continue much more on this site.

STEED from D, France

The coloured version gives another dimension to the scene : completely in the style of seventies pictures ...Thanks for listening to me who were the creators of Hula Hoop,this amazing circle the world shared in these years ...Careful with your eyes,Phil' and come back here when everything' ll right ....See you soon,Friend ...

25 Apr 2017 5:59am

kerrfoa from Rennes, France

Une très belle carte postale , souvenirs....souvenirs !

25 Apr 2017 7:11am

mauro brando from Arlanda, Sweden

Great process!!! Nice composition!!! Great shot!

25 Apr 2017 10:54am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a treasure! You have brought this to life! Heartfelt thanks! love you

25 Apr 2017 12:21pm

@Ruthiebear: Thanks to you Ruthie, love much this photo was a pleasure working on it.

Shaun from Thorton, United States

You have done a great job with this one. 5*

25 Apr 2017 12:36pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I've said it before and I'll say it again......Your coloring of these old B&W photos makes the past come alive! Great coloring work here!

25 Apr 2017 1:27pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

You have filled the childhood of Ruthie's family with color! A great work of art dear friend ... we have already seen your magnificent works.You are artist! 5***** HUGS!

25 Apr 2017 3:38pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wow, you have brought this old photo to life.

25 Apr 2017 8:35pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is wonderful! The color is fantastic! The hula hoop certainly brings back memories!

25 Apr 2017 9:51pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very nice.

26 Apr 2017 3:03am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


26 Apr 2017 10:13am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Great series on Ruth's family photo's.
Take care.

27 Apr 2017 4:28pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This brings back memories of this Hula Hoop craze that swept the country. I never could get the hang of them though.

9 May 2017 5:18pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

magnifique !.... )

16 Aug 2017 4:08pm