Sunday, January 25, 2015

Paris of 1971

(All photos © Richard Friedman)

20 Unseen Black and White Photographs of the 1969 Woodstock Festival by Baron Wolman

Baron Wolman was Rolling Stone magazine's first photographer. In 1969 he was on the road photographing music festivals around the USA on assignment for Rolling Stone magazine when word started to trickle through about a major musical event happening in upstate New York. Joining the long traffic jams, Wolman made it to Woodstock, along with, ultimately, hundreds of thousands of other people.

Passing notes in class, 1944

10 Jobs That No Longer Exist Today

Here's a list of pictures of 10 jobs that no longer exist today...

1. Bowling Alley Pinsetter

Bowling alley pinsetters were young boys employed at bowling alleys to set up the pins for clients.

2. Human Alarm Clock

Knocker-uppers were essentially alarm clocks – they were hired to ensure that people would wake up on time for their own jobs. They would use sticks, clubs or pebbles to knock on clients’ windows and doors.

3. Ice Cutter

Before modern refrigeration techniques became widespread, ice cutters would saw up the ice on frozen lakes for people to use in their cellars and refrigerators. It was a dangerous job often done in extreme conditions.

4. Pre-radar Listener for Enemy Aircraft

Before radar, troops used acoustic mirrors and listening devices like these to focus and detect the sound of engines from approaching aircraft.

5. Rat Catcher

Rat catchers were employed in Europe to control rat populations. They ran high risks of suffering bights and infections, but helped prevent these from spreading to the public.

A French woman vents her anger towards a German POW with a kick, 1944

A French woman vents her anger towards a German POW with a kick as he is escorted to a prisoner of war collection center by French soldiers, August 28 1944.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

30 Black and White Portraits of Hollywood Stars from the 1950s-1960s by Phil Stern

Phil Stern (1919 – 2014) was an American photographer noted for his iconic portraits of Hollywood stars. Stern's images of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean have become widely recognized icons. He died at the age of 95 in Los Angeles of emphysema and congestive heart failure on December 13, 2014. Here, below is a selection of 30 beautiful black and white portraits of Hollywood stars from the 1950s and 1960s by Phil Stern.

James Dean

Marilyn Monroe

Anita Ekberg

Marlon Brando

Lauren Bacall with Humphrey and Stephen Bogart

Goldie Hawn's "Laugh-In" Bikini Photoshoot, ca. 1960s

Vintage young Goldie Hawn from the time when this was considered pushing the envelope by late 1960's TV standards, but Laugh-In was the #1 rated show for two seasons (1968-1970).