Saturday, October 25, 2014

Beautiful and Sexy Vintage Woman Cabinet Cards

The cabinet card was a style of photograph which was widely used for photographic portraiture after 1870. It consisted of a thin photograph mounted on a card typically measuring 108 by 165 mm (4¼ by 6½ inches). Here's a collection of 15 beautiful and sexy vintage woman cabinet cards.

Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA, 1924

Friday, October 24, 2014

Elizabeth Taylor Goes Leopard

Here's a collection of 10 pictures of beautiful Elizabeth Taylor in Leopard.

Interesting Vintage Photos of Life of Huron County, Canada in the Late 19th Century

Posed picture of four men and bicycles after crash on path; three women in background, ca. 1897.

A boy holding a stick contemplates hitting backside of a large man who is standing in front of fence reading a newspaper, ca. 1890.

Bathing in Lake Huron, ca. 1897.

Two women laying among foliage; both wear long-sleeved blouses with ties at neck; woman in front lays across the lap of the other; two hats in foreground, wide-brimmed straw hat on left, hat trimmed with flowers on right.

Studio portrait of two children dressed for winter, ca. 1892.

Mugshot of Elvis taken in 1970

This mugshot was taken in 1970 at the FBI headquarters in Washington DC, when Elvis visited President Nixon. (via)

Vintage Photographs of British Women at Work in World War I

Here's a collection from UBC Library Digital Collections consists of vintage photographs of British women at work during World War I.

General view of brass fittings shop

Women inspecting motor engine parts

Women loading nitrate of soda into a skip

Women straightening and bending steel girder

Women painting steel work

Women hiking their skirts at the shoreline of the beach in Averne, New York, 1897

Gertrude Hubbell, Ruth Peters and Mildred Grimwood, hiking their skirts at the shoreline of the beach in Averne, Queens, New York, NY photo by Wallace G. Levison, September 8, 1897 (via)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Haunting Vintage Halloween Photographs Before 1950s

The photographs in Haunted Air provide an extraordinary glimpse into the traditions of this macabre festival from ages past, and form an important document of photographic history. These are the pictures of the dead: family portraits, mementos of the treasured, now unrecognizable, and others.

Wonderful Color Photos of Daily Life in Florida in the 1940s

Joseph Janney Steinmetz was an American commercial photographer whose images appeared in publications including the Saturday Evening Post, Life, Look, Time, Holiday, Collier's, and Town & Country. He documented scenes of American life including the wealthy and middle-class Americans, including Floridians.

After moving to Sarasota, Florida in 1941, Steinmetz's work appeared in numerous nationally distributed magazines. He fell in love with the circus which wintered there and photographed the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus for 20 years. For one of his most memorable assignments, Steinmetz traveled with the circus and produced iconic images of the performers' life on the road including the famous clown Emmett Kelly. He also worked on various assignments from the Florida Development Commission which sent him around the state to make photos promoting tourism. Later he collaborated with his wife Lois, and the couple became noted photo journalists specializing in destination coverage of Florida and the Caribbean.

Members of the Three-Quarter Century Softball Club: St. Petersburg, Florida, ca. 1947.

St. Augustine Cathedral, ca. 1945.

Sponge diver John Gonatos: Tarpon Springs, Florida, ca. 1945.

Handing out copies of The Evening Independent: St. Petersburg, Florida, March 19, 1947.

Ringling Circus clowns: Sarasota, Florida, March 21, 1947.

Druid family(?), UK, ca. 1890s

(via unexpectedtales)