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old photos

  • Sophia's Villa
    Vintage

    Sophia’s Villa

    this set of photos of Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti at their villa in Rome, taken in 1964 by Alfred Eisenstaedt, was one of the first stories i discovered in the Life…

  • Miss Moss: Vintage Weddings
    Vintage

    Nuptial Nostalgia

    you can probably tell by my extensive vintage archives that i love looking at old photos. if i visit someone’s home, even if they’re a complete stranger, and i find an old…

  • Vintage National Geographic
    Vintage

    Vintage National Geographic

    not to be confused with National Geographic’s own tumblr, Vintage National Geographic instead features scanned in pages from vintage copies of National Geographic going back to the 1800’s. you’ll recognise that familiar halftone printing look that…

  • Vintage photographs by Global Pillage on Miss Moss
    Vintage

    Global Pillage

    i bet the people who took photos decades ago never thought their every day snaps would wind up on some “blog” being pored over by random strangers from the future. i wonder if…

  • 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…

  • levis-metropolis-01
    Fashion, Vintage

    Metropolis

    when i first saw some of these images from the new campaign for the Metropolis collection by Levi’s Vintage Clothing i thought, wow these are some great vintage shots. then i looked…

  • 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”…

  • Matisse: Animal Lover
    Vintage

    Matisse: Animal Lover

    if you live in London or you’ve visited there any time in the past 4 months you should already have gone to see the Matisse Cut-Outs exhibition that’s currently showing at the Tate.…

  • People of Cape Town
    Vintage

    Humans of Cape Town

    today i was preparing to do a follow up to my Bygone Cape Town post from a few years back (be sure to check it out) when i went down a rabbit hole and…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…