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Reminiscing for the Nostalgic

"The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealized past." - Robertson Davies, A Voice from the Attic

I'm Kelly; lover of the 1940s, Gene Kelly, and Jesus. This blog is devoted to early 20th Century history, period dramas, Doctor Who, and my sexy French lover, Jean Dujardin.

Posts tagged 1900s:

librar-y:

St. Paul, Minnesota, circa 1905. Wabasha Street.

librar-y:

St. Paul, Minnesota, circa 1905. Wabasha Street.

collectivehistory:

Lightning striking the Eiffel Tower, 1902. 

collectivehistory:

Lightning striking the Eiffel Tower, 1902. 

(via collectivehistory-deactivated20)

unhistorical:

World War II-Era Kodachromes

These images are stunning. Not only do they showcase a few of the millions of “Rosie the Riveters” who worked in the defense industry during this time, but they do so in such brilliant quality. Kodachrome film was first sold in 1935, but it was discontinued in 2009, though its legacy through photos like these (plus iconic images like “the Afghan Girl”) still lives.

Most of the images are from Shorpy, but they were compiled here, where many other lovely images of 1940s America can be found.

lostsplendor:

Paris Exposition of 1900 (via Flickr: Brooklyn Museum)

So, so beautiful.

librar-y:

Public Library, Boston c. 1901.

Now why can’t my library look like this?

librar-y:

Public Library, Boston c. 1901.

Now why can’t my library look like this?

librar-y:

Kingston, New York, circa 1906. Kingston Point Park.

librar-y:

Kingston, New York, circa 1906. Kingston Point Park.