Knew the Storm

27 Aug 2014

superseventies:

Muguet des bois perfume by Coty - illustration for Seventeen magazine, April 1973.

superseventies:

Muguet des bois perfume by Coty - illustration for Seventeen magazine, April 1973.

27 Aug 2014

dreadpiratekhan:

A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  
(freakin’ immaculate)
Source with more wonderful photos

dreadpiratekhan:


A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  

(freakin’ immaculate)

Source with more wonderful photos

27 Aug 2014

the-whimsical-raven:

fripperiesandfobs:

Evening dress ca. 1905

From Kerry Taylor Auctions

LOUD.

SCREAMING.

26 Aug 2014

26 Aug 2014

unexplained-events:

Key Guns

Dating all the way back to at least the 17th century, there has been evidence of key guns used by jailers. The keys were filled with gun powder to create a primitive gun that could be detonated if there was any trouble when opening a cell door.

SOURCE

12 Aug 2014

gothiccharmschool:

mortisia:

Afternoon dress by Bernard, Les Modes September 1909. Photo by Reutlinger

Hat goals. Outfit goals.

gothiccharmschool:

mortisia:

Afternoon dress by Bernard, Les Modes September 1909. Photo by Reutlinger

Hat goals. Outfit goals.

12 Aug 2014

gatabella:

Lauren Bacall

gatabella:

Lauren Bacall

12 Aug 2014

“Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you’re alive, it isn’t”

- Lauren Bacall (September 16, 1924 - August 12, 2014)

R.i.P.

9 Aug 2014

arabamolsamontgiymezdim:

  1. Plath in a Mademoiselle photo shoot of the guest editors
  2. Sylvia Plath (2)
  3. Sylvia Plath , in Paris
  4. sylvia plath and ted hughes
  5. Sylvia Plath is photographed while interviewing poet Elizabeth Bowen for Mademoiselle
  6. Sylvia Plath ve Ted Hughes
  7. Sylvia Plath
  8. Ted Hughes & Sylvia Plath

4 Aug 2014

photo-a:

Ralph Eugene Meatyard 

I usually dont like to cut and paste but the description they give for his work is much better than anything I could write: Meatyard used  family and friends as models to generate enigmatic, hauntingly impenetrable dramas filled with surprise and fear. In his series of Surreal “Romances,” Meatyard had his models wear cheap Halloween masks as a symbolic device for diving below the surface of outer reality. Meatyard turned the regular confines of his square 2 1/4 inch camera format askew, portraying the precarious voyage of life. His often darkly printed and sometimes ghostly blurred images reinforced the idea of the world as frightening, unseeable, and unknowable. Like Clarence John Laughlin before him, Meatyard’s combination of real environments and phantasmal effects created ambiguous documents about identity, remembrance, and the continuance of time. 

It is so hard to choose my favorite Meatyard photo.

3 Aug 2014

nearlyvintage:

 

Tom Waits, David Bowie and Bette Midler


This may be my new favorite photo.

nearlyvintage:

 

Tom Waits, David Bowie and Bette Midler

This may be my new favorite photo.

(Source: awesomepeoplehangingouttogether)

3 Aug 2014

retrogasm:

Vive l’amour 

retrogasm:

Vive l’amour 

2 Aug 2014

retrogasm:

Mack Sennett high contrast girls…

retrogasm:

Mack Sennett high contrast girls…

1 Aug 2014

weirdvintage:

St. Mary’s College, 1959—Phone-booth stuffing began in Durban, South Africa in the 1950s, when 25 students packed themselves into a telephone booth.  It quickly swept college campuses the world over, and soon students were skipping classes to practice and perfect their methods to set a new record.  Some students went on diets, and some students at M.I.T. attempted to use geometry and calculus to figure out the best method to achieve the highest efficiency for stuffing.  There were different sets of “rules” cited, either of all limbs needing to be in, or that one person inside must place an actual phone call for it to be a valid “stuff”.  
The fad died out by 1959, but it was soon replaced by Volkswagen stuffing (via BadFads and Sports Illustrated)

Just in case you think it’s only the kids today who do weird shit. :]

weirdvintage:

St. Mary’s College, 1959—Phone-booth stuffing began in Durban, South Africa in the 1950s, when 25 students packed themselves into a telephone booth.  It quickly swept college campuses the world over, and soon students were skipping classes to practice and perfect their methods to set a new record.  Some students went on diets, and some students at M.I.T. attempted to use geometry and calculus to figure out the best method to achieve the highest efficiency for stuffing.  There were different sets of “rules” cited, either of all limbs needing to be in, or that one person inside must place an actual phone call for it to be a valid “stuff”.  

The fad died out by 1959, but it was soon replaced by Volkswagen stuffing (via BadFads and Sports Illustrated)

Just in case you think it’s only the kids today who do weird shit. :]

29 Jul 2014

(Source: metal-knife)