Tag Archives: Vintage

A Look at the Very Few Remaining Silent Film Actors

June 19, 2014


Originally posted on Classic Film Haven:
Carla Laemmle has passed away, at the age of 104. Others have written glowingly and wonderfully about the woman and her unique life. Not only was she the niece of Universal Pictures found Carl Laemmle, she most notably appeared in the 1931 Dracula. Her connection to the horror genre…

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A Brief History of Vintage Matchmaking

May 26, 2014


This is fascinating history.

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Sharecroppers in Oklahoma in 1914

May 8, 2014


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FFS. JUST GIVE IT TO HER. *wink* *nudge*

April 26, 2014


Love it!

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Pauline Cushman, Spy

April 16, 2014


Pauline Cushman Pauline Cushman (Born Harriet Wood) (June 10, 1833 – December 2, 1897), was an American actress and a spy for the Union Army during the American Civil War. While touring hamelin with a theatrical troupe in Union-controlled Louisville, Kentucky, Pauline was paid to toast Confederate President Jefferson Davis after a performance. The theatre […]

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Here’s a story about Nita and Zita #vintage #dancers #gypsies

August 15, 2013

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“Nita and Zita were sisters. They were also exotic or interpretive dancers (‘Hawaiian, Oriental, waltz, veil dances,’ reads one of their old cards), and they spent their last years in a small shotgun house on Dauphine Street. Nita and Zita had come originally from Romania and were often referred to in their old New Orleans […]

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Vintage Photographs to Make You Swoon

July 19, 2013


All of these photographs come from the Cult of Aphrodite Vintage page on Facebook. It is the main reason I’m still active on FB. None of these pictures come with any details about who they are, who took the photos…or context. All I know is this, they are UNBELIEVABLY beautiful. The expression on her face […]

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Sound that trumpet…all the way to the 21st Century #Vintage #Photo

July 5, 2013

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Vintage | Arts, design, photo, fashion

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One of my past lives (I’m the one on the right) #vintage #photos

June 28, 2013


Photo by DeMirjean Naoe Kondo of Miss Evanthea & Madeline Luzon in “A Night in Paris at the Casino de Paris”, 1926.

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Ten Types, One People #Vintage #Diversity #Photograph

June 12, 2013


“Ten Types-One People”, 1955. “Ten Types-One People” was a Jamaican beauty contest held between 1955-1963, involving ten different competitions for women based on skin colour and presumed ethnicity. The process resulted in ten separate beauty queens, each one crowned alongside her fellow queens as a national representative.

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