Browsing Tag

life magazine

  • Art, Vintage

    Picasso

    inspired by this post by lauren about francoise gilot i decided to do some vintage picasso hunting – and of course the life archives delivered. picasso lived in the town of vallauris…

  • Living, Vintage

    The Hustad Residence

    The Hustad Residence in Wayzata, Minnesota. Designed by Donald E. Hustad and photographed by Gordon Parks for LIFE magazine in 1958.…

  • Vintage

    Bathing caps with faces

    why not! speaking of bathing, it’s pretty scary that summer is around the corner. i have noticed the northern bloggers freaking out over their impending autumn and winter months – i would…

  • Vintage

    Celebrity Archives

    always enjoy finding pics of celebrities in the LIFE archives. how great are the baldwins! edit: i had “woody allen” in here – but he’s actually a look-a-like. totally fooled. thanks for…

  • Vintage

    Cowgirls Redux

    you may remember this post i did on vintage cowgirls. well, i occasionally delve into the LIFE archives in search of more cowgirl related paraphernalia (if for no other reason than to amuse myself) and i’ve…

  • Vintage

    Cats

    this article about cats made my day. from life magazine, 1946. some of my favourite bits: perhaps half of all the cats, have semipermanent homes in barns, stables, factories, office buildings, restaurants,…

  • Vintage

    Female Short Pants

    these gals look like they’re having a good time, hanging out in their female short pants – which is the only description life magazine could give me for this set of photos.…

  • Vintage

    Farm fashion

    photographed by nina leen from the life magazine archives, date unknown.…

  • Miss Moss: High school fashions, 1969
    Fashion, Vintage

    High school fashions, 1969

    i know what you’re thinking… are these more fashion snaps from coachella? no indeed! these are high school fashions in 1969 photographed by arthur shatz for life magazine.…

  • Vintage

    lipstick

    remember that scene early on in the first season of mad men where the secretaries get to try out lipstick colours and joan shows off her derrière in the two-way mirror? of course you…

  • Fashion, Vintage

    Princeton, 1969

    It was in 1969 that Princeton University first admitted women as undergraduates. 148 women, consisting of 100 freshwomen and transfer students of other years, entered Princeton on September 6, 1969 amidst a…

  • Vintage

    sadie north

    i browse the life archives a bit everyday, and usually find something magical. here is 77 year old sadie north doing a variety of robust activities. women like this symbolise everything that’s…