Monday, February 20, 2017

Hiking in Canungra, Queensland, 1936

Young lady hikers bound for the picnic ground after the arrival of the special excursion trains at Canungra, 1936 / John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

An Excellent Guide for Using Telephone in 1951

How to use the rotary dial phone? How to talk with a phone? How to call, how to answer?

This booklet The Telephone and How We Use It, published in 1951 by Bell Telephone System, was a beginner course in telephone use. Targeting elementary school students, it covers everything from basic use to emergency calls and proper etiquette.

44 Vintage Portrait Photos of Turkish Women in the Early 20th Century

These lovely photos were taken at studios in Istanbul. They show Turkish women portraits from between the 1920s to 1930s.

Woman sitting and reading on the beach surrounded by barbed wire, Bournemouth, 1944

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Edwardian Angels: The Pure Beauties from the 1900s

Edwardian girls not only fascinated by their clothing, many of them also had a pure beauty as angels. Check out these lovely vintage photos to see the beauty of young Edwardian girls from the 1900s.

Walking in a misty day, ca. 1920s

Amazing Vintage Photos of Rock Stars Found at a Swap Meet

Musician and rock archivist Jim Laspesa has been sharing some drool-worthy pics on his Facebook page. The most recent batch comes from a swap meet in Pasadena, California. These uncredited photos capture some of rock’s biggest stars at the zenith of their celestial ascent.

A case of somebody (or somebodies) being in the right place at the right time. Amateur, pro? Who knows? Whoever shot the likes of Jagger, Bowie, and Jimmy Page must have attended the best damn parties ever.

David Bowie and Ronnie Spector

Jimmy Page and John Bonham in a bathrobe

Keith Richards and David Bowie

The Righteous Brothers waiting for an elevator

Charlie Watts