Monday, January 31, 2011

Philip Morris 1950s


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Who's Your Fave Rave?







Friday, January 28, 2011

'20s Culture in Music

The Vamp (Vamp A Little Lady)
Lyrics by Byron Gay
Published: 1919
Drifting
Sheet Music
Words by Arthur J. Lamb
Music by William Polla
Published: 1920
Bob Your Hair
Sheet Music
Lyrics by Myrtle B. Siders
Music by James S. Colvin
Published: 1920s (undated)
Flapperette
Sheet Music
By Jack Murray and Jesse Greer
Published: 1926
[via The Authentic History]

Modern times

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

A view across New York's Central Park Lake, 1933

1933. A view across New York's Central Park Lake framed by the Sherry-Netherland and Plaza hotels

"V-J Day, Times Square, 1945", a.k.a. “The Kiss" by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1945


V-J Day in Times Square, a photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt, was published in Life in 1945 with the caption, In New York's Times Square a white-clad girl clutches her purse and skirt as an uninhibited sailor plants his lips squarely on hers.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hindenburg disaster, 1937


The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937, as the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, which is located adjacent to the borough of Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 97 people on board, 35 people died. There was one additional fatality on the ground. The disaster was the subject of spectacular newsreel coverage, photographs, and Herbert Morrison's recorded radio eyewitness report from the landing field, which was broadcast the next day. The actual cause of the fire remains unknown, although a variety of hypotheses have been put forward for both the cause of ignition and the initial fuel for the ensuing fire. The accident served to shatter public confidence in the giant, passenger-carrying rigid airship, and marked the end of the airship era.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011