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  • Vintage Ballet
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    Vintage Ballet

    i watched the series City Ballet, which was produced by Sarah Jessica Parker, all in one sitting when it was released. it’s really enthralling, and a world that only a few really understand…

  • Gymnase Saunier, School for Acrobats
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    Gymnase Saulnier, School for Acrobats

    when i was a kid i did ballet (which was short lived) and modern dancing. i was not good at either, but it was one of the few extra-mural exercise focused activities that…

  • Girl Pilots
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    Girl Pilots

    here are some bad-ass women to inspire you this Friday, who flew in the face of convention (pardon the pun) and trained as airforce pilots in 1943. despite the magazine describing them…

  • Spring in LA, 1944
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    Spring in LA, 1944

    i have been hearing grumblings around the internet that it’s HOT in LA at the moment. i can’t help but be a little smug, because on this side of the world we…

  • Circus Girls, 1949
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    Circus Girls

    looking through these photos made me realise that you have to be damn tough to be a Circus Girl. these were taken in 1949 by Nina Leen for LIFE.…

  • LIFE visits Arrowhead Springs, 1948.
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    LIFE visits Arrowhead Springs

    i haven’t delved into the vast LIFE magazine archives in a while, so it was a pleasure to discover this amusing article showing “six healthy girls” from a Hollywood modeling agency visiting Arrowhead Springs…

  • Vintage Black Glamour
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    Vintage Black Glamour

    Nichelle Gainour, a journalist who blogs and writes for various online and offline publications, owns a tumblr called Vintage Black Glamour that has progressed into a book, launching in June. the tumblr is unique…

  • Bike Girls
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    Bike Girls

    growing up my older brothers had motorbikes, and i thought it was soooooo cool. sometimes they would pick me up from school on one of these tanks and i would feel like…

  • Anesia Pinheiro Machado c/o The Smithsonian
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    Women in Science

    you may remember this post that i shared a few years ago showing women artists from the collection of The Smithsonian. i decided to delve into their archives again, and discovered this set…

  • Miss Moss // Body Movin'
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    Body Movin’

    i don’t know about you guys, but this time of year is kinda awful. not only do we all have to go back to work (sigh) but some of us have probably…

  • At Home in Brooklyn: The Nooney Brooklyn Photographs, 1978-1979
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    At Home in Brooklyn

    Dinanda Nooney was a photographer from Manhattan who documented the lives of families living in Brooklyn from 1978-79. she donated the entire collection to the NYPL Digital Gallery in 1995, and i found…

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    Aspen Girls

    poking around the life archives i discovered this marvelous photoset of young women working on ski resorts in Aspen in the 70s, photographed by John Dominis. after some more digging i managed…

  • blackie
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    Blackie

    Blackie was the cat of photographer Gjon Mili, who was best known for his work for Life magazine. you can see a beautiful series he did with Picasso that i previously blogged about…

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    Forest History Society

    the Forest History Society is probably exactly what you think it is – an archive dedicated to collecting, preserving, and disseminating forest and conservation history. they have an extensive collection of photographs…