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vintage photos

  • Vintage National Geographic
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    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
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    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
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    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…

  • Matisse: Animal Lover
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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…

  • Vintage Black Glamour
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    Vintage Black Glamour

    Nichelle Gainour, a journalist who blogs and writes for various online and offline publications, owns a tumblr called Vintage Black Glamour that has progressed into a book, launching in June. the tumblr is unique…

  • Bike Girls
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    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…

  • Anesia Pinheiro Machado c/o The Smithsonian
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    Women in Science

    you may remember this post that i shared a few years ago showing women artists from the collection of The Smithsonian. i decided to delve into their archives again, and discovered this set…

  • Miss Moss // Body Movin'
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    Body Movin’

    i don’t know about you guys, but this time of year is kinda awful. not only do we all have to go back to work (sigh) but some of us have probably…

  • At Home in Brooklyn: The Nooney Brooklyn Photographs, 1978-1979
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    At Home in Brooklyn

    Dinanda Nooney was a photographer from Manhattan who documented the lives of families living in Brooklyn from 1978-79. she donated the entire collection to the NYPL Digital Gallery in 1995, and i found…

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    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…

  • blackie
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    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…