Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

238 Humboldt Street, ca. 1915

The address is scrawled on the back. Date is a wild guess. 238 Humboldt Street is in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The brick building is long gone; Google street view shows a newer development. 

These boys are something else. Old photographs usually show children with dour looks, perhaps from having to pose for so long. This picture is alive with personality, and one can imagine the boys running off to their street games as soon as the photographer was done.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Evening cape, 1920

Good Housekeeping magazine, Oct. 1920.

"An evening cape of otter, with a deep collar of ermine...a lining of rose and gold brocade..."

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Toni's Swinging Styles, 1966

The last of the tab-less paper dolls from the May 1966 issue of Millie the Model (#137).

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Chili's Classy Cut-Out, 1966

From the same issue of Millie the Model. The '60s encompassed so many different styles, from sleek and chic to bohemian/hippie. 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Millie the Model, 1966

From Issue 137 of Millie the Model. All the paper dolls in this issue are missing the tabs, which is strange.