Summertime in the 1940’s
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1930’s Teen Delinquents
i.e. life role models
I’m just gonna reblog this again because it’s one of my favorite pictures ever.
That girl in the chair seems like such a badass I bet she was the leader of the crew.
I want to write about these girls.
When I was a teenager my mother found my grandmother’s (her mother) school scrapbook. It included things like photos, notes, and a two page spread of every demerit she ever received over the course of her formal education. Each of them set aside with little tags like she was so fucking proud of them. They were all for things like, “Unladylike behavior” or, “Skirt too short” or, “refuses to listen to authority”. I loved that spread so much.
I always have to reblog this.
"ew why would u swallow"
Bonnie and Clyde - 1934
America’s Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda, the creation of illustrator Duane Bryers and pin-up art’s best kept secret. Voluptuous in all the right places, a little clumsy but not at all shy about her figure, Hilda was one of the only atypical plus-sized pin-up queens to grace the pages of American calendars from the 1950s up until the early 1980s, and achieved moderate notoriety in the 1960s.
“She’s a creation out of my head. I had various models over the years, but some of my best Hilda paintings I’ve ever done were done without a model,” veteran artist Duane told the online pin-up gallery Toil,
Despite being one of history’s longest running calendar queens alongside the likes of Marilyn Monroe, even the most dedicated vintage enthusiasts probably won’t have come across Hilda before.
Dita Von Teese
WWII-era valentines from a scrapbook created by the wife of Harold S. Kulp, who was member of the 105th Medical Battalion, part of the 30th Infantry Division.
From the collection of the National WWII Museum
"I hope Bogie knew how much I loved him, how much he meant to me, how I highly valued him. I’ve had another life since then, but he was my first love, and you never forget your first love."
- Lauren Bacall
"She’s a real Joe. You’ll fall in love with her like everybody else"
- Humphrey Bogart
Actress Shirley Temple (1928-2014), c. 1949. Rest in peace, my dear.
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