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life archives

  • Balloon Party
    Vintage

    Balloon Party

    have no plans for tonight? here’s an idea. go out and buy a bunch of balloons and then invite your friends around. you are guaranteed to have the BEST TIME EVER as…

  • Miss Moss: Unknown Summer
    Vintage

    Unknown Summer

    i found these images while trawling around the LIFE archives, with no explanation as to who took them, when, or where. i’m guessing this was sometime in the twenties or thirties? and…

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    Vintage

    Jackie in India, 1962

    i know there are mountains upon mountains of imagery of Jackie Kennedy all over the internet, but i actually hadn’t seen these pics of her visit to India before, so i thought i’d…

  • Medical Art School
    Vintage

    Medical Art School

    this series of images that i discovered in the LIFE archives fascinated me because up until that point i had never even thought that such a thing as a “medical art school”…

  • Gymnase Saunier, School for Acrobats
    Vintage

    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…

  • Spring in LA, 1944
    Vintage

    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
    Vintage

    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.
    Vintage

    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…

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    Vintage

    Princess Margaret

    poking around the Life archives i came upon these photos of Princess Margaret visiting “British East Africa”, today Kenya, Uganda, Zanzibar and Tanzania. i mostly wanted to share these because of that fabulous dress…

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    Fashion, Vintage

    Miami Beach, 1940

    ok first of all, i have to draw your attention to the magnificent platform shoes that these ladies are wearing – in 1940. 1940! i always seem to mistake it for a…

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    Photography, Vintage

    Mark Shaw

    you’re probably familiar with the work of fashion & celebrity photographer Mark Shaw, who was especially well known for his collection of photographs of the Kennedys. he shot over 100 stories in…

  • Vintage

    Jackie & JFK

    since i seem to be on a wedding trip today, i thought it might be cool to share some pics from the wedding of Jackie & JFK in September 1953, which was…

  • Vintage

    Beautiful Girls in New York

    street style circa 1944, photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt for a series called beautiful girls in new york for Life. i really think fourties style has to be one of my favourites, though perhaps…

  • Vintage

    Southern Weekend

    just a group of pals having what looks like a great weekend… photographed by Lisa Larsen in 1951 for Life.…