Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Vintage Alaska Graveyard Photos (early 1900's)

I found these on the University of Washington web site while searching for something spooky and Halloween-ie-ish to post here. These photos are in actuality far more hauntingly beautiful than they are creepy but I found them so interesting that I thought they are worth sharing anyway. I spend a lot of my computer time primarily on business realted stuff but I am now wondering what other vintage wonderments are out there waiting to be unearthed (no graveyard pun intended, ok, maybe a little intended... : ) I really need to set aside a little bit of time each week to look things up simply for my own amusement and not just to try and retail price a thing in our collections... -Laura

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Vintage 1901 film 23rd Street NYC, five decades before Marilyn made this behavior iconic.

I found this bit of film on The Library of Congress web site and although I noticed several of the women in it seemed to be wearing identical outfits, (not to mention that very few city walkers were even remotely glancing at the camera which must have been HUGE and not a commonplace item on the street for it's time) I didn't realize that it was most likely a staged scene until closer to the end.

Risque behavior, 1901 style.

(50 some odd years before The Seven Year Itch, clearly these film makers way ahead of thier time: )