See what life was like before tumblr, kids?
Penny Arcade, 1942, Chicago. Joseph Zack
Way ahead of his time: Josep Maria Canellas (1856-1902).
Photoset reblogged from
Had as a child: 2.
Lusted after as a child: 3.
How curious; I know someone who survived that exact same trial by fire as an adolescent!
Original Kellogg Crank Phone from the early 1900’s
This reminds me of a beautiful story I heard once, about a teenage boy living out in the country decades ago when the phones were still party lines.
He had worked up the nerve to call that pretty girl he wanted to take out on a date.
He had to wait for the line to be free to call her, so nervous, knowing that all the people in the area would be able to pick up the phone and listen in as he asked her for a date. All the teenagers in the town could know who his heart desired and what she said to him on the phone before the next day even came.
"…serious deception & corruption."
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
Reblogged for the delightful caption. I think much the same thing when I see the giant floral curtains from the 1950s or the cheap Jetson’s wallpaper that replaced it in the 1960s. Are our grandchildren going to look at our plain walls and berber carpets and ask “What in the hell were they thinking?”?
JESUS FUCK THE FABRICS MY EYES WHY
Josephine Earp photographed by Charles W. Gilhausen, published in 1914 by the Pastime Novelty Company of New York. You’ve seen her here before, including images from her autobiography I Married Wyatt Earp. There’s an interesting little essay on her life at http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/earp-josephine-sarah-marcus.
Information every man should have.
Fun fact. Shot of whiskey. A cowboy not having enough money to buy a drink would trade a 45 cartridge they were of equal value. When the bartender would fill a box he would sell it. Hence the term a SHOT of whiskey.
From Peter Sherayko
Over the years, I’ve seen about a dozen different publicity pictures of this encounter and have always felt that Sophia Loren was horribly wronged by Jayne Mansfield’s attempt to upstage her. The event was a party welcoming Sophia to Hollywood in April 1957. Jayne used the occasion, as she often did, to “accidentally” expose way too much of herself to the always-alerted-in-advance photographers. At the time, Sophia appeared to be the threatened female, casting sidelong glances at the oblivious interloper. Over the years, people have learned what actually happened that evening and Sophia has emerged the true Hollywood icon. Jayne has been relegated to a parody of a movie star: a beautiful but desperate, kind of trashy second-tier stereotype. It’s a shame, really; Jayne Mansfield could have been so much more.
So, one could make the argument that vintage-erotica tumblrs are providing an invaluable service to our culture through our joyous digitizing of every erotic image ever made?
Unidentified studio, seris 6020, with a nice hand-tinted finish. Note that while the photograph itself has faded with time, the tinted sections remain vibrant. Such is art.
“The famed burlesque dancer met [John F. Kennedy] in 1954, when he was a congressman who paid visits to her Maryland strip club, Crossroads. On a 1989 publicity tour for the movie ‘Blaze,’ she described JFK’s sexual performance as ‘very quick and very wild,’ and generously added that ‘he knew exactly what he was doin’ with girls, so it didn’t take him long. No, that bad back didn’t faze him.’ She eventually was invited to the White House, in 1962, but said their impending roll in the hay was interrupted by the drama of the Cuban Missile Crisis: ‘My one big chance for the Lincoln Room, and I didn’t get it.’”
“Type of the Nervy Model” seems more than a little dehumanizing, doesn’t it? Her sad expression seems to imply that she knew the caption that was to accompany her lovely photograph. Anyone know what this is from?
Any excuse to publish naked women….
Playing on the car radio the year she stood on the hood of that Shelby Mustang: Daydream and Summer in the City and Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind? (The Lovin’ Spoonful), Gloria (Chicago’s own Shadows of Knight), Barbara Ann and Sloop John B. and Good Vibrations (The Beach Boys), Shapes of Things (The Yardbirds), Reach Out I’ll Be There (The Four Tops), Paint It, Black (The Rolling Stones), Ain’t Too Proud To Beg (The Temptations), Dirty Water (The Standells), I Fought the Law (Bobby Fuller Four), and, among so, so many others, Devil with a Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly (Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels). God, we had all the great bands, didn’t we?Try that with your Prius.
4th of July 2014, #8 of 12. WWI poster (J. Ross Bryson).
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