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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 world war ii:

Happy Victory in Europe Day!

peashooter85:

New York, Times Square, USA

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London, Trafalgar Square, England

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Paris, France

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Toronto, Canada

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Moscow, Soviet Union

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Boston, USA

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Melbourne, Australia

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Philadelphia, USA

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101st Airborne, Berchtesgaden, Hitler’s vacation home “The Eagles Nest”

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(via greatestgeneration)

greatestgeneration:

Aerial view of Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany, 1944? / unidentified photographer. James J. Rorimer papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

greatestgeneration:

Aerial view of Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany, 1944? / unidentified photographer. James J. Rorimer papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

(Source: aaa.si.edu)

Could I snag myself a cute sailor?

Could I snag myself a cute sailor?

(Source: Flickr / usnationalarchives, via greatestgeneration)

greatestgeneration:

World War II in Italy, January 1944.

All images from The Digital Collections of The National WWII Museum.

littleorangesuitcase:

Before there was PTSD there was shell shock and combat fatigue and Gene Kelly’s Combat Fatigue Irritability.”


More info here.

If you enjoy Gene, you should watch this.

(Source: greatestgeneration, via )

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.

jenbebe:

Illustration for Lane hope chests, 1942.  Apparently you put all the stuff that you were going to need in your new dream house in your hope chest.  Hopes and dreams. 

Switch out that out for a sailor uniform and we’re set.

jenbebe:

Illustration for Lane hope chests, 1942.  Apparently you put all the stuff that you were going to need in your new dream house in your hope chest.  Hopes and dreams. 

Switch out that out for a sailor uniform and we’re set.

jenbebe:

A sailor viewing autographs on the wall of Earl Carroll’s theatre-restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.

I like Robert Taylor’s signature.

jenbebe:

A sailor viewing autographs on the wall of Earl Carroll’s theatre-restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.

I like Robert Taylor’s signature.

wehadfacesthen:

A Coast Guardsman bowing in reverence over the marked graves of American soldiers who gave their lives to win a small atoll during World War II, 1944
via legrandcirque

wehadfacesthen:

A Coast Guardsman bowing in reverence over the marked graves of American soldiers who gave their lives to win a small atoll during World War II, 1944

via legrandcirque

If Social Media Was Around For The World Wars 

(via comepraisetheinfanta)

"Home, Sweet, Home"

"Home, Sweet, Home"

Look at all those pinups!

Look at all those pinups!

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