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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 Photography:

onceuponatown:

New York. Rosemary Williams drinking coffee, 1949. Photos by Stanley Kubrick.

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historythings:

nevver:

1920

1920s selfies. Amazing.

polyvinylfilms:

Thief? Or Gentleman without a butler?

He’s a handsome, well-dressed gentleman. If he is a thief, all is forgiven. ;-)

polyvinylfilms:

Thief? Or Gentleman without a butler?

He’s a handsome, well-dressed gentleman. If he is a thief, all is forgiven. ;-)

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wehadfacesthen:

New York City, 1952, photo by Frank Oscar Larson

wehadfacesthen:

New York City, 1952, photo by Frank Oscar Larson

wehadfacesthen:

London, 1959, photo by Sergio Larrain
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wehadfacesthen:

London, 1959, photo by Sergio Larrain

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wehadfacesthen:

Paramount Building in Times Square, 1936 © Fox/Getty Photos 
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wehadfacesthen:

Paramount Building in Times Square, 1936 © Fox/Getty Photos 

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lostsplendor:

Heavy Metal, Chicago c. 1941 (via)

Now that’s my idea of heavy metal!

lostsplendor:

Heavy Metal, Chicago c. 1941 (via)

Now that’s my idea of heavy metal!

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wehadfacesthen:

Women walking in the rain, Paris, 1934
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wehadfacesthen:

Women walking in the rain, Paris, 1934

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wehadfacesthen:

Port Richmond Train Station, Staten Island, 1930, photo by Kenneth D Smith

wehadfacesthen:

Port Richmond Train Station, Staten Island, 1930, photo by Kenneth D Smith

kellyakabilly:

“Reflections”

Elderly people face a meeting with their younger selves in these beautiful photographs. Youth fades, but the spirit doesn’t.

Additional photographs by Tom Hussey

"Reflections"

Elderly people face a meeting with their younger selves in these beautiful photographs. Youth fades, but the spirit doesn’t.

Additional photographs by Tom Hussey

life:

It is, arguably, the single most famous still image of the 20th century: a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square on V-J Day in August 1945.
On the anniversary of that August 14th afternoon 67 years ago, LIFE.com presents not only Eisenstaedt’s storied photograph — and one marvelous photo of the man himself in the midst of the hoopla, at left — but pictures taken around the country by other LIFE photographers, as well, as word spread that Japan had surrendered.

See more of the photos here on LIFE.com

life:

It is, arguably, the single most famous still image of the 20th century: a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square on V-J Day in August 1945.

On the anniversary of that August 14th afternoon 67 years ago, LIFE.com presents not only Eisenstaedt’s storied photograph — and one marvelous photo of the man himself in the midst of the hoopla, at left — but pictures taken around the country by other LIFE photographers, as well, as word spread that Japan had surrendered.
See more of the photos here on LIFE.com

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greatestgeneration:

Two chaplains who met on a deployment to Afghanistan got engaged and dressed up like a World War II couple in front of a train for their engagement photos.

greatestgeneration:

Two chaplains who met on a deployment to Afghanistan got engaged and dressed up like a World War II couple in front of a train for their engagement photos.

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.

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