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life magazine

  • 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…

  • Girl Pilots
    Vintage

    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
    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…

  • Bike Girls
    Vintage

    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…

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    Vintage

    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…

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    Vintage

    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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    Vintage

    Colby College Mountain Day

    one thing i can never resist when i am visiting someone’s home, even if it’s a stranger, is to flip through any photo albums that might be lying around. usually they’re of…

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    Vintage

    1890 Spindrift Drive

    i was digging around in the Life Magazine archives (as i often do) when i came across these photos of a beautiful modern beach house in the La Jolla shores area of…

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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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    Art, Vintage

    Saugatuck Summer Art School

    when i was compiling yesterday’s post about art appreciation i came upon these photos taken by Wallace Kirkland for Life magazine. the photo essay shows scenes from a summer art school in…

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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…

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    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

    Japanese Love Story

    as many of you know i love browsing through the life image archives. usually i have no real goal – just sniffing around, digging until i find something great to share with…