Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Hilton Sisters - Siamese Twins







Conjoined twins, Daisy & Violet, were born in Brighton, England on 5th February 1908.

The sisters were given away by their birth Mother to her boss and midwife Mary Hilton, who trained and fully exploited them for monetary gain. Their hugely successful Vaudeville act toured the world in the 1920s - Violet played the piano while Daisy played the violin.

After a court case in the early 1930s, they finally gained their freedom, a large sum of money as compensation, and became citizens of the US, where they hosted their own show The Hilton Sisters Revue. The twins also featured in a number of films including Freaks (1932), and Chained for Life (1950).








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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Party Survival Guide



Don't overdo it ..you'll just stress yourself out






..yep, that's right, put on some music,
relax and take your time, there's no rush






..I said there's no rush!..
just make sure you get there in one piece






Steer clear of over-zealous relatives and
workmates ..it can only end badly






Have fun ..





...but don't get too carried away.
You may never live it down!





Have a great Christmas. xxx



Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

1950s Fashions - Department Store Window Display




Mannequins wearing the latest fashions.
Macys, New York. 1952.





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Monday, December 21, 2009

Doctor Cyclops


New to our Cult & Pulp posters


Doctor Cyclops. 1940




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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Betty Grable






Born today (December 18) in 1916, actress and Hollywood pin-up Betty Grable - who in the late 1940s had her legs insured with Lloyds of London for a quarter of a million dollars. more



Swedish Poster for the movie Coney Island
starring Betty Grable. 1943





Whoop it up now!..after Christmas all the hard work begins






Thursday, December 17, 2009

Antique Oriental Carpets & Rugs Vintage Posters


Vintage European posters for Oriental / Persian Carpets & Rugs




Sandreuter & Co. Orient Teppiche.
c.1940s




A La Place Clichy
by Eugene Grasset. 1896




Oostersche Tapyten by Sluiter






Matzinger Teppiche. 1922




Aux Trois Quartiers
by Rene Pean. c.1900





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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Village Of The Damned Poster



New to Cult & Pulp..
Beware the stare that will paralyze the will of the world






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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Clara Bow Hoopla Poster


New to our 'Movies & Films' posters




Hoopla. 1933. Starring Clara Bow




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Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Astounding She Monster


New to our Cult & Pulp collection


1950s Sci-fi movie poster
The Astounding She Monster





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Friday, December 11, 2009

Vintage Sideshow Amusements - The Luna Ball



New to our 'Circus, Sideshow & Magic' Collection

What great fun this 1916 poster for the 'Luna Ball' is. I love the man in the blue suit, on the top right, desperately holding on, with a big demented smile on his face, and also the expressions of the onlookers...





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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Beautiful, Exotic Vintage Istanbul, Turkey




Photochrom Istanbul (Constantinople) by Moonlight
c.1890s





Photo. Mosque. Istanbul, Turkey
c.1890s




Poster. Istanbul by Tarik Uzmen.
1939





Photochrom Istanbul (Constantinople).
c.1890s




Photo. Interior of Sultanahmet Camii. Mosque Ahmed.
Istanbul (Constantinople), Turkey.
c.1890s.




Photochrom Istanbul (Constantinople).
c.1890s




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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Vintage European Rolley Velos Cycling Poster



New to our 'Transport' collection




European Rolley Cycles Poster



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Monday, December 7, 2009

Live Fast, Die Young



New to our Cult & Pulp collection




1950s Beat Generation movie Poster




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Sunday, December 6, 2009

It Ain't No iPhone




It's 1929 and this is 'Mr Televox' -
a new home robot who is the perfect servant
and is 'never late or insolent'




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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Vintage Beach & Surf Posters

Enjoying these Summer beach days...























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