Vintage

worth a thousand words

jordan smith aka what makes the pie shops tick? collects found vintage photographs & ephemera that i can browse for ages and ages (and have done). his collection is amazingly extensive and gives you a glimpse into the lives of ordinary americans in the fifties and sixties.

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cannes, 1962

if you peruse celeb blogs you might have noticed that the cannes film festival was on and ended a couple of days ago (see my favourite fashion picks if you like). these are photos from cannes in 1962…

Actress Natalie Wood with actor Warren Beatty surrounded by photographers

American serviceman admiring two female pedestrians at the Cannes Film Festival.

Actress Elke Sommer attending the Cannes Film Festival amid a sea of photographers.

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head scarf

we’ve had a week of lovely blustery rainy cape winter weather and i’ve had to drag around umbrellas that i keep forgetting everywhere and wearing rainjackets with hoodies that don’t fit or stay on my head (i don’t even have an exceptionally large head!). toying with the idea of a head scarf…

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canadian pulp & paper

this was the canadian pulp & paper stand at the 67 expo held in montreal

forests affect man and his world profoundly. paper, for which the forests produce raw material, is the principal tool man uses to record his thoughts. this is the theme of the canadian pulp and paper pavilion on ile notre-dame – in which the tallest trees are as high as an eight story building.

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playmates

i discovered this tumblr filled with old playboy photos from the 50s & 60s (and some 70s). it’s all very tame, sweet & nice to look at (though many images are not suitable for work – boobs). if playboy was still like this, i would buy it.

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