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Sunday, 04 September, 2011

Party Girls

At Shorpy, from 1923, two women who look like they could be in 2011.

"Dorothy Mondell, Elizabeth Taylor Jones."

09696u


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Tuesday, 17 May, 2011

Honeymoon Photo

This is a crop from a much larger photo at Shorpy: The Honeymooners: 1905.

The Honeymooners 1905

They were having their photo taken on the beach in St. Augustine, Florida.

Note: I filed this under Timeless Beauty because of the goat.


Permalink | Posted in Timeless Beauty @5:32pm | Comments (7)

Tuesday, 29 March, 2011

Women Wearing Bow Ties

A 1917 photo of the Galloping Gaily Chorus:

Galloping Gaily 1917

I made the category assignment with reservations.


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Tuesday, 22 March, 2011

Kodak Girl

If she's still alive, she about 120 years old: The Kodak Girl.

The Kodak Girl 1909

And no, that's not a pancake on her head.


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Sunday, 31 October, 2010

Seven Witches

A photo from 1910.

7 witches

I think #7 is a time traveler from 2010.


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Monday, 20 September, 2010

Nubile Savage

I haven't contributed to the Timeless Beauty category since May. Here's one, from Shorpy: The Nubile Savage.

Circa 1900. "Model, hair down." First seen on these pages as Thisbe and then Amorita. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.

The Nubile Savage 1900

The big question on my mind: Will Curtis Curtington like this photo? I think he won't like it because her hair needs fixing, and those eyebrows are just too much.


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Tuesday, 04 May, 2010

Window Full Of Watches

A store with a window full of watches, from 1920.

You can also see the photographer's reflection.


Permalink | Posted in Timeless Beauty @7:18am | Comments (6)

Monday, 14 December, 2009

Women Who Sort

At Shorpy: Office Girl 1922.

"National Assorting Co." The office of one Everett G. Clements.

I guess this was a company that existed just to sort pieces of paper. I'll bet she dreamed of sorting.


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Saturday, 05 December, 2009

Treating Toes

An odd photo at Shorpy: Toes Tenderly Treated 1922.


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Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Not A Happy Family

At Shorpy: American Gothic: 1915. It's Herbert E. French with his wife, parents, and daughter.

The phrase "smile for the camera" was coined in 1916.

Here's another photo of Herbert E. French -- looking very dapper.

This is none other than National Photo Company founder and proprietor Herbert E. French, who donated his entire inventory of glass and film negatives to the Library of Congress.


Permalink | Posted in Timeless Beauty @5:23pm | Comments (4)

Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Summer Camp

A nice detailed photo at Shorpy: While We're Young 1915.

"Klassy Kamp group." A summer camp on the banks of the Potomac.

I see three guitars, two mandolins, and a ukulele. Plus one girl is holding a giant firecracker.

And several timeless beauties.


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Monday, 28 September, 2009

Thisbe

A photo truly worthy of the category: Thisbe 1900.

A Shorpy commenter said:

She reminds me of a younger, drug-free Drew Barrymore.


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Tuesday, 22 September, 2009

Velzoe Brown

She'll be 100 in March: Velzoe Brown doesn't miss a beat. She plays in a jazz band in the Bay Area.

The quintet still sounds great - much tighter than expected with a leader who was born just a year after the first Model T came off the line - but the infectiousness of its senior member is the magic that puts a beaming smile on everyone's face in the packed retirement village where she's working today. Brown doesn't just want to play music. She makes you want to play music.

"That's been one of my aims in life," Brown says. "I'll stop people in the street. And if they say, 'I can't play,' I'll tell them, 'Yes you can!' It is amazing how music lifts the spirits. Instead of just sitting there and thinking all kinds of negativity, just play something."

And here's what she looked like in her younger years when she was a member of the Pollyannas. She's fourth from the left.

(Thanks 12-stringer)


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Tuesday, 18 August, 2009

Migrant Mother

I have done a Timeless Beauty post in a while. This one definitely qualifies. It's a crop from A 1936 Dorothea Lange photo.

August 17, 1936. Blythe, California. "Drought refugees from Oklahoma camping by the roadside. They hope to work in the cotton fields. There are seven in family. The official at the border inspection service said that on this day, 23 carloads and truckloads of migrant families out of the drought counties of Oklahoma and Arkansas had passed through from Arizona entering California."

Another one:


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Tuesday, 04 August, 2009

Nurses On The Lawn

At Shorpy: Angels Alfresco 1910.

Except for the first one on the left, they look mean and evil. One refuses to look at the camera, because she's too busy trying to figure out how to make her patients miserable.


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Monday, 06 July, 2009

Most Attractive Saint

My nomination for the most attractive Catholic saint: St. Gemma Galgani.

Exorcist Padre Alfredo describes her:

"She [Saint Gemma Galgani] has often been near me in the exorcisms, above all when I carried them out in her Sanctuary. She was present to help me in fighting the Fiend who had so often appeared her in life. The demon often informed me of her presence, calling her the "stigmatized".


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Saturday, 04 July, 2009

Sewing The Flag

At Shorpy: Stars and Stripes 1915.

From what I can tell, it's fake. Those ladies aren't even using thread or needles.

This would be a good one to colorize.


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Wednesday, 01 July, 2009

Mrs. Herbert Hoover

You don't really hear much about Mrs. Herbert Hoover, but Shorpy posted a photo with her in it: Little House 1925.

Washington, D.C. "Mrs. Herbert Hoover and Mrs. James Ford at Girl Scouts' Little House," a cottage that served variously at different locations as model home and scouting headquarters.

What a weird photo. I assume that's Mrs. Hoover on the right, wearing the pretty hat. We also have a girl with her hand on a tea kettle, a woman dressed like a man who's supervising a girl putting something in a Westinghouse Automatic oven, and a very bored girl in the doorway.


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