the old times

May 31, 2012 1:17 am
tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1880-90’s, [cabinet card portrait of Miss Martin of the “Albino Sisters”], Charles Eisenmann
via the Syracuse University Library, the Ronald G. Becker Collection of Charles Eisenmann Photographs

tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1880-90’s, [cabinet card portrait of Miss Martin of the “Albino Sisters”], Charles Eisenmann

via the Syracuse University Library, the Ronald G. Becker Collection of Charles Eisenmann Photographs

1:17 am
tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1865, [tintype portrait of two young boys with cigars]
via the Musée d’Orsay

tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1865, [tintype portrait of two young boys with cigars]

via the Musée d’Orsay

1:17 am
tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1884-1900, [albumen portrait of actress Sarah Bernhardt, in character as the Empress Theodora in Sardou’s “Theodora”], William Downey
via J. Cosmas Vintage Photography, Albumen and Silver Prints Collection

tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1884-1900, [albumen portrait of actress Sarah Bernhardt, in character as the Empress Theodora in Sardou’s “Theodora”], William Downey

via J. Cosmas Vintage Photography, Albumen and Silver Prints Collection

1:17 am
tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1880’s, [tintype portrait of a gentleman in a riding outfit with his beloved high wheel racing bicycle]
via Ebay Auctions

tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1880’s, [tintype portrait of a gentleman in a riding outfit with his beloved high wheel racing bicycle]

via Ebay Auctions

1:17 am
tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1874, [portrait of a gentleman who underwent a shoulder amputation], James Robinson, D.D.S.
via A Morning’s Work: Medical Photographs from the Burns Archive, Stanley B. Burns

tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1874, [portrait of a gentleman who underwent a shoulder amputation], James Robinson, D.D.S.

via A Morning’s Work: Medical Photographs from the Burns Archive, Stanley B. Burns

1:16 am
tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1841, [daguerreotype portrait of a frowning gentleman], Robert Cornelius
via the Library Company of Philadelphia Print Dept., Cased Photographs Collections

tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1841, [daguerreotype portrait of a frowning gentleman], Robert Cornelius

via the Library Company of Philadelphia Print Dept., Cased Photographs Collections

1:15 am
tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1843, [Self-portrait of Robert Cornelius with laboratory instruments], Robert Cornelius
via the George Eastman House Collection, Still Image Archive

tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1843, [Self-portrait of Robert Cornelius with laboratory instruments], Robert Cornelius

via the George Eastman House Collection, Still Image Archive

1:14 am
life:

When you went to your high school prom did you think to yourself, “I wish this night could last forever…” Well, in 1958 it almost did.
“Traditionally,” LIFE noted in its June 9, 1958, issue, “senior proms are the high school students’ big night to howl. To keep them happy and off the roads and ultimately wear them out, many high schools now sponsor all-night dances. The only trouble is that each generation seems to take longer to wear out.”

Students at Mariemont High School near Cincinnati came close to the ultimate this year when they put on a “prom” that lasted almost 32 hours. It started with a progressive dinner (spaghetti to strawberry cake), followed by a formal but highly energetic dance. Then the students boarded a river boat for a cruise and dancing to a jazz combo. Dawn found them somewhat subdued and back at the school for breakfast. Sent home for a short rest period, they emerged refreshed and descended on an amusement park. By nightfall half the students had discovered they were mortal and had gone home to bed. The rest whipped up another dance. “It keeps getting better and better,” one said, “as I get more and more numb.”

Read more about this night here on LIFE.com.

life:

When you went to your high school prom did you think to yourself, “I wish this night could last forever…” Well, in 1958 it almost did.

“Traditionally,” LIFE noted in its June 9, 1958, issue, “senior proms are the high school students’ big night to howl. To keep them happy and off the roads and ultimately wear them out, many high schools now sponsor all-night dances. The only trouble is that each generation seems to take longer to wear out.”

Students at Mariemont High School near Cincinnati came close to the ultimate this year when they put on a “prom” that lasted almost 32 hours. It started with a progressive dinner (spaghetti to strawberry cake), followed by a formal but highly energetic dance. Then the students boarded a river boat for a cruise and dancing to a jazz combo. Dawn found them somewhat subdued and back at the school for breakfast. Sent home for a short rest period, they emerged refreshed and descended on an amusement park. By nightfall half the students had discovered they were mortal and had gone home to bed. The rest whipped up another dance. “It keeps getting better and better,” one said, “as I get more and more numb.”

Read more about this night here on LIFE.com.
1:14 am

futurejournalismproject:

Emory Acquires Massive African American Photo Collection

Via Emory:

A rare collection of more than 10,000 photographs depicting African American life from the late 19th and early 20th centuries has been acquired by Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL) from photo collector Robert Langmuir of Philadelphia.

The images range from the 1840s – the beginning of photography – to the 1970s, with most of the photos falling in the post-Civil War to pre-World War II era. They include nearly every format, from daguerreotypes to snapshots, and cover a wide range of subject matter. A number of the photos were taken by African American photographers, a topic in itself.

“This collection sparkles with intelligent insights into the lives and cultures of the African American experience over many decades,” says Emory University Provost Earl Lewis, also a professor of history and African American studies. “Its breadth is incredible, its depth is considerable, and its sheer beauty is breathtaking.”

“Scholars from many disciplines will find this collection to be a treasure trove for peering behind the veil and seeing the inner worlds of life in America,” says Lewis. “I am proud that we can add this collection to our library.”

Images: “Young boys with cotton bales”, 1895 (top left). Overseer and sharecroppers, Knoxville, 1910 (top right). Leadbelly with prison officials, Texas, 1915 (bottom).

Select images to enlarge.

April 28, 2012 8:24 pm

mabellonghetti:

Freaks (Tod Browning - 1932)

We accept you, one of us! Gooble Gobble! 

(via vintagegal)

April 10, 2012 3:13 pm
liquidnight:

Wingate Paine - Untitled, 1964-65
Found here

liquidnight:

Wingate Paine - Untitled, 1964-65

Found here

3:04 pm

aestheticgirl:

Flower girls.

3:02 pm
turnofthecentury:

Leander,from  Hero und Leander by J.R. Witzel
in Jugend no.25,1897
via NYPL 

turnofthecentury:

Leander,from  Hero und Leander by J.R. Witzel

in Jugend no.25,1897

via NYPL 

3:02 pm
turnofthecentury:

i12bent:Once again we celebrate the birthday of the great Irish nationalist and Modernist poet, William Butler Yeats (June 13, 1865 - 1939)…

To A Young Girl
My dear, my dear, I knowMore than another What makes your heart beat so;Not even your own motherCan know it as I know,Who broke my heart for herWhen the wild thought,That she deniesAnd has forgot,Set all her blood astirAnd glittered in her eyes.
Photo of Yeats by E.O. Hoppé, 1890

turnofthecentury:

i12bent:Once again we celebrate the birthday of the great Irish nationalist and Modernist poet, William Butler Yeats (June 13, 1865 - 1939)…

To A Young Girl

My dear, my dear, I know
More than another
What makes your heart beat so;
Not even your own mother
Can know it as I know,
Who broke my heart for her
When the wild thought,
That she denies
And has forgot,
Set all her blood astir
And glittered in her eyes.

Photo of Yeats by E.O. Hoppé, 1890

3:02 pm