Saturday, 31 January 2009

Friday, 30 January 2009

Ilustração, No. 119, December 1 1930 - cover

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"A Tarde no Café" (Afternoon at the Café) by Portuguese artist António Soares.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Ilustração, No. 119, December 1 1930 - 33b

Parisian fashion (published on a Portuguese magazine).

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Sunday, 25 January 2009

Saturday, 24 January 2009


vintage, originally uploaded by Foxtongue.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

My Man (Mon Homme), 1921

"My Man (Mon Homme)", originally uploaded by Elizabeth F..

Flapper girl, 1910s

Flapper girl, 1910s, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

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"A young worker mends army uniforms in America. Her sailor suit-style is typical of childrenswear at the time. Boys would have worn a similar top, but with trousers. The bows which girls wore in their hair became known as 'flappers' because of the way they fell onto the head. The name would stick with this generation, as they grew up in the Twenties."

Scanned and quoted from the book "Decades of Fashion" by Harriet Worsley.

Monday, 19 January 2009


Sol 3178 02a, originally uploaded by Johnny Mahoney.

John Held Jr., Timken Bearing Service ad

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"We're never in too big a hurry to give you a good job -- our work is guaranteed."

John Held Jr., Vanity Fair

John Held Jr., Vanity Fair, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

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Sunday, 18 January 2009

The Delineator, May 1920

The Delineator May 1920, originally uploaded by retro vault.

John Held Jr., Good News, 1930

John Held Jr., Good News, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

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"Gee, but I'd like to make you happy."

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Hans Neumann, Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker, originally uploaded by Susanlenoxx.

John Held Jr., Is my nose shiny, 1920s

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"Ursula: Is my nose shiny, dearie?
Lambert: No, but your right knee is dusty."

John Held Jr., drawings, 1920s

John Held Jr., drawings, 1920s, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

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Thursday, 8 January 2009

Monday, 5 January 2009

John Held Jr., Flaming Youth, 1932

Bowl of Cherries, 1932. Click image for 421 x 562 size.

"His fingers met with disappointment as he encountered bloomers and many garter buckles".

Cocain - Berlin (1921)

Cocain - Berlin (1921), originally uploaded by Susanlenoxx.

"Mondine und Demimondaine Skizzen, von F. W. Koebner, Grotilgo-Verlag, Berlin

John Held Jr.

John Held Jr., originally uploaded by Gatochy.

"I think that colts are just too comical --they seem to be all legs".