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1960s photo: Man in striped shirt showing tattoo

‘Man in striped shirt showing tattoo’ by American photographer James Jowers in 1965. There something about this photo which reminds me of Keith Richards (or is it Ronnie Woods?) from the Rolling Stones. Is it just me? Source and copyright: George Eastman House Collection: No known copyright restrictions  

1930s photo of Dena Evelyn Shapiro

1930s photo of Dena Evelyn Shapiro

I think this photo must be from the early 1930s – she’s just lovely. There is something about her face which reminds me of Rachel Weisz from the movie The Mummy. The photo is of Dena Evelyn Shapiro [Joseph] who received a Master’s in sociology from the University of Chicago in 1929. This photo describes(…)

1950s boys on the beach in Barbados

1950s boys on the beach in Barbados Barbadian youths practice physical exercises and acrobatics on the beach at Foul Bay, near Crane Beach, on the South East coast of Barbados. Official photograph for the Central Office of Information. Date: March 1955 Source and copyright: The National Archives: No known copyright restrictions

Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War

Above: A welder works on the deck of a new ship, Tyneside, 1943 A new exhibition opens at the Imperial War Museum London on 6th September of Cecil Beaton’s war time photography. I have a couple of tickets to give away, just comment below and let me know if you would like them. Which is(…)

Waverly Place, 1968

Photo of Waverly Place in 1968 by American photographer James Jowers from the George Eastman House Collection. Do you think that’s an enormous box of heart-shaped chocolates? I can’t really think what else it could be! What do you think? Source and copyright: George Eastman House collection: No known copyright restrictions

Young 1920s girl with a big bow in her hair

Young 1920s girl with a big bow in her hair

1920s photo of a young girl reading a book – I love that big bow in her hair! The photographer was Harrison Burgess of South Shields Photographic Society Source: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums: No known copyright restrictions

Hoisting the Elephant

Hoisting the Elephant

They are photos taken by an unknown photographer of a circus in the early 1930s. Thanks to the Tyne & Wear Museum. You can see the rest of these photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/sets/72157627692102509/ Source and copyright: No known copyright restrictions

Lion Tamer: 1930s

Lion Tamer: 1930s

They are photos taken by an unknown photographer of a circus in the early 1930s. Thanks to the Tyne & Wear Museum. You can see the rest of these photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/sets/72157627692102509/ Source and copyright: No known copyright restrictions