Thursday, October 30, 2014

Beautiful Fashion Photography by Edward Steichen from the 1920s and 1930s

As chief photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair, Edward Steichen profoundly shaped the look of celebrity and fashion photography in the 1920s and 1930s. He immortalized leading writers, artists, actors, dancers and politicians in striking portraits. Fashion photography was revolutionized when he began depicting the creations of all the great designers of the age.

Carlotta Monterey, wearing a diamond head bandeau by Cartier, 1924

English stage actress Mary Taylor, 1933

Princess Nathalie Paley wearing sandals by Shoecraft, 1934

Chanel cocktail dress, Vogue May 1926

Two models on the deck of the cruise ship liner Lurline, 1934

Pictures of Canadian College Students Go Berserk over Football Win in 1954

Sixty years ago, LIFE magazine tapped into the joys and tortures of football fandom by traveling north of the American border, where collegians in Ontario were positively freaking out over a rare win on the gridiron.

Gail Thorson soars off the street as she leads victory procession through Kingston.

Parody pugilist performs during the Queen's half-time sketches.

Queen's University (Ontario) cheerleaders at football game, 1954.

Queen's University (Ontario) cheerleaders at football game, 1954.

Head cheerleader Al Hart and his kilted helpers look on in amazement after Queen's gain.

A stylish woman at the Longchamp races in Paris, 1929

Amazing Vintage Photographs of British in World War I

The collection consists of photography of every aspect of World War I - from cadet training to soldiers' graves. Every theatre of war is represented, but the majority of prints were taken in Europe, particularly on the battlefields of France and Belgium.

Original members still serving with a Canadian infantry brigade, 1914.

A bad road, 1914.

A car in trouble after the thaw, 1914.

Wood on its way upcountry, 1914.

A few kilometers behind our line, 1914.

Flooded at Beach & Imperial, La Habra, California, 1938

The intersection of Beach Blvd. and Imperial Hwy. in La Habra, California.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wonderful Color Portraits of Women War Workers in Britain during WWII

Head and shoulders portrait of Mrs Chaulkey, a war worker in Britain, 1943.

Miss M Greatorex, a war worker involved in the manufacture of 17-pdr anti-tank guns, 1943.

Mrs C Graham, a war worker involved in the manufacture of 17-pdr anti-tank guns, 1943.

Mrs Lusby, a part-time worker at a small workshop, levelling off and making the firing pin during the first stages of breech block production, 1943.

Woman war worker milling breech blocks, 1943.

A voluntary domestic science course for service women based in the London area, organised by the London District of the Army Education Scheme, with the co-operation of the London County Council, at Avondale Park School, Notting Hill Gate, London. In this picture Corporal Jean Russel using a mangle during the course.

A voluntary domestic science course for service women based in the London area, organised by the London District of the Army Education Scheme, with the co-operation of the London County Council, at Avondale Park School, Notting Hill Gate, London. In this picture the Chief Instructor of the course, Mrs Evans, shows Corporal Margaret Dener how to make a salad.

Vintage Photos of People in Halloween Costumes in New Jersey

Participants in Fair Lawn's annual costume parade are shown in this undated photo. The parade traveled around Memorial Park. Courtesy of the Fair Lawn Historic Preservation Commission.

Six unidentified children are shown sorting through their goodies after trick or treating in Edison in 1976. Star-Ledger archive photo.

The annual Halloween parade sponsored by the Little Silver Fire Department is shown in this 1974 photo. Courtesy of the Little Silver Fire Department.

Three unidentified children are ready for trick-or-treating in Paterson as seen in this 1944 photo taken at East 25th Street and Eighth Avenue. Courtesy of the Passaic County Historical Society.

Is there a doctor in the backyard? From left, Peter Wahler, Beth Starr and Pam Spiwak posed for this photo in 1975 in Cranbury. Courtesy of the Cranbury Historic and Preservation Society.

Watching a solar eclipse, Paris, 1911


Swimwear of the 1900s-1910s

Annette Kellerman, c. 1903 - 1913. Publicity photo in her self-designed swimwear, considered rather daring at the time. Annette Kellermann (1887 – 1975) was an Australian professional swimmer, vaudeville and film star, writer, and advocate for the change of women's swimwear.

Two girls in Zebra-style swimsuit, ca. 1906.

Annette Kellerman reclines on diving board wearing her self-designed swimwear, 1909.

Annette Kellerman in her famous custom swimsuit, ca. 1900.

Badeleben, Heringsdorf, Ostsee, 1909.

Packard Cars with Girls, 1925

D.E. McDaneld Packard store, vintage cars and lots of girls back in Whittier, California. They even used girls to sell cars back then. 1925.