photography

Caption competition: 1940s ballet dancers

Caption competition: 1940s ballet dancers

I love this 1940s ballet picure, it just made me giggle. How would you caption it? I have no prizes to give away (apart from the obvious prestige you’ll gain from having the most amusing answer) but if you’re in it for financial gain you can always enter my latest competition too ūüėČ

Vintage fashion meets bondage in the 1940s

Vintage fashion meets bondage in the 1940s

These photos were taken in January 1949, and very little is known about them. They were discovered in a collection of photos by Turners Photography Ltd in Newcastle (UK) and juts labelled with the date and the label ‚ÄėMr Steinberg‚Äôs Model.‚Äô They seem to me to be a strange mixture of fashion and bondage, as(…)

Elizabeth Taylor, Mike Todd and their baby

Elizabeth Taylor, Mike Todd and their baby

Isn’t this the most gorgeous photograph? I don’t remember looking quite that beautiful and serene when I had a newborn baby, but then I’m no Liz Taylor! The photo is of Taylor and her husband Mike Todd with baby Liza from who was born in August 1957.¬†¬† Within six months Mike Todd was killed in(…)

A man-pyramid, 1940s

A man-pyramid, 1940s

A very impressive man-pyramid from the 1940s. Acrobats never cease to amaze me with what they can do with their bodies, just wow! This photo was taken in the 1940s (some towards the end of just after the Second World War) in Egypt.

Rex Harrison lurking in the background

Rex Harrison lurking in the background

Oh what I crush I had on Rex Harrison… Here he is photographed with his wife, German actress Lilli Palmer in 1950. I like the way this photo has been composed, the way she’s lost in her own little world and he’s gazing adoringly at her from the background.¬†¬† Having said that he was married(…)

Share your vintage with me (please!)

Share your vintage with me (please!)

Have you got some vintage family photos? Or stacks of old magazines filled with gorgeous retro fashions? If you‚Äôve got something to share that you think would be great on We Heart Vintage please send it over. What am I looking for? Anything fascinating, vintage or fabulous from the 1900s through till¬† the 1980s. So(…)

Holiday snapshots on the moon

Holiday snapshots on the moon

Photos taken by the astronauts on moon during the Apollo missions in the late 60s and early 70s. The photo above shows a commemorative plaque left on the moon in during Apollo 15 in 1971 to remember the¬†14 deceased NASA astronauts and USSR cosmonauts. The tiny silver man represents the figure of a fallen astronaut.(…)

1940s swimwear

1940s swimwear

A group of bathers photographed in 1946. The group includes Swedish writers Artur Lundkvist and his wife¬†Maria Wine (second and third from left). Do you have any vintage family photos you’d like to share? If so I’d love to see them! You can email them to me at weheartvintage (at) hotmail.co.uk.

Young women of Naples in their swimsuits, Italy 1948

Young women of Naples in their swimsuits, Italy 1948

Young girls in bikinis posing for a photo in Naples, 1948. Which is your favourite swimsuit? I think mine is the striped bikini. Source and copyright: his photograph is in the public domain in Italy because it was first published in Italy and its term of copyright has expired. Edited with BlogPad Pro

1930s little girl with her pet tiger cub

1930s little girl with her pet tiger cub

Isn’t this a delightful photo? I know that opinions have changed enormously about having exotic animals as pets and you just wouldn’t see this anymore, but my 6 year old is obsessed with bit cats and would like a pet tiger more than anything else so I can only imagine how delighted this little girl(…)

1960s schoolgirls in Barbados

1960s schoolgirls in Barbados

Girls conducting an experiment in a chemistry lesson at Queen’s College, Barbados in June 1964. School uniforms just don’t look this stylish now… Source¬†and copyright:¬†The National Archives UK: No known copyright restrictions Edited with BlogPad Pro

1960s portrait of Barbara Streisand

1960s portrait of Barbara Streisand

Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain in that it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice.

1930s beachwear

1930s beachwear

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Princess Margaret In Nassau, 1950s

Princess Margaret In Nassau, 1950s

Princess Margaret with Sir Raynor Arthur during a brief visit to Nassau in May 1958 Source and copyright: No known copyright restrictions

1940s lingerie, the Spencer corset

1940s lingerie, the Spencer corset

A before and after shot of a woman wearing a Spencer Corset from 1941. Source and copyright: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s

A new photography exhibition opens tomorrow at the Barbican Art Gallery in London: Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s. It features international photography from renowned photographers throughout these two decades. It includes work from photographers including Bruce Davidson, William Eggleston, David Goldblatt, Graciela Iturbide, Boris Mikhailov and Shomei Tomatsu, as well as(…)

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(…)