Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Flapper Bathing Beauty Contestants




The prize winners of a 1922 beach beauty contest in Washington D.C, USA. 1922.



This image currently under restoration - available soon as fine art print.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Gilda Gray

Gilda Gray born 24th October 1901. This beautiful 1925 poster of the Polish-born American dancer, actress, 'Shimmy Queen' and Ziegfeld girl is by Gesmar.







Early Trick Photography

The photographer seemingly snaps himself in this composite photograph (circa 1893) from an antique cabinet card.
The head of the seated man is held still during the long portrait exposure by an adjustable clamp.


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sarah Bernhardt

The French actress Sarah Bernhardt was born today (October 23) in 1844.
'She was an extraordinary performer, so much so that her name became synonymous with acting. Yet her importance extended beyond the world of theater—she was an icon of French nationalism, a target of both admiration and scorn, an artist and sculptor, and a trendsetting avatar of style.

Bernhardt orchestrated a brilliant sixty-year career as an actress and entrepreneur, becoming a revered patriotic figure in her native France and a beloved star in America, where she undertook nine successful tours. Along the way she sat for the most fashionable artists of her time, became the most photographed woman in the world, and attached her name to everything from hair curlers to liqueurs.'


Sarah Bernhardt c.1891



Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Vintage Art Deco Fashion Prints

























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Moroccan Snake Charmers



Snake Charmers. Tangiers, Morocco. c.1880s



Vintage Fashion Fair Canberra - November






Where:
Albert Hall, Commonwealth Drive

When: Saturday 1st November 10 am to 6 pm. ONE DAY ONLY

...more info



Happy Birthday Bela Lugosi !!






Vintage Travel Posters - Italy



Amalfi Italia. c.1915



Venezia (Venice, Italy). c.1920



Cattolica Adriatico. c.1920s



Rome. c.1920



La Riviera Italienne.
Portofino pres de S. Margherita et Rapallo.
c. 1920



Milano. c.1920



Lake Garda. 1924



Vintage Italian Travel Posters from our collection. Click on pics above to view more /purchase.

An Unexpected Meeting of the Board



c.1905


Vintage French Risque - New Additions
















Newly restored/coloured French risque photos added to our
'Risque Temptresses' pages.Click on pics above to view more /purchase.

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