Eyes on Vintage

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

N.Y. Public Library

New York Public Library on opening day between 1910 and ca. 1915.
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Alexander Haley

Alex Haley, (August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992), US Coast Guard From Wikimedia Commons
United States Coast Guard

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Adorable Baby Postcard


Virginia Woolf

Adeline Virginia Woolf,  January 25, 1882 - March 28, 1941,  was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."
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Vintage Ad

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Vintage Fashion in Iran

Vintage Fashion in Iran: Photographs from the first half of the 20th century. Establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979 meant that women were forced to wear Hijab and that it is strictly forbidden for women to be photographed without Hijab. There was a time, following the military coup of 1920 when women were forced not to wear Hijab. Here are a few photographs from the first half of the twentieth century, the rise of industrial era in Iran. 

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo (18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990), born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, was a Swedish film actress and an international star and icon.
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Sammy Davis Jr. and Son

Sammy Davis Jr. and his son Mark in 1964. Photo: Leonard McCombe/Time-Life Pictures.
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1931 Fashion Boots

1931 Fashion Boots via tumblr

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Building spiral turbines c. 1930
Retronaut | Source: German Federal Archive