August 10, 2008

The Floating World

A selection of images from the invaluable Shorpy :: History in HD | Hi-Res Historical Photos

A woman floating in the water at Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida, 1947 Lady in the Water: 1947 by Toni Frissell

Hollywood's Loss: June 1942. Lockheed Vega aircraft plant at Burbank, California.

A Place for Everything: 1939 February 1939. Hidalgo County, Texas. "Kitchen of Farm Security Administration tenant purchase client."

Summer 1939. Butte, Montana. "High school band parading up Montana street."

The Virtual Buick: 1954 Buick "Roadmaster" in a 1953 photograph taken as a study for painted illustrations in advertising, sales brochures

Posted by Vanderleun at August 10, 2008 12:22 PM
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Wow! Thanks! Those old photos are the best. A reminder of when things were much simpler.

Posted by: Robohobo at August 11, 2008 9:23 AM

good photo

Posted by: egyptian at August 13, 2008 4:22 PM

This picture is not old. It was taken my my ex girlfriend who has since passed away. How can people be allowed to steal art at put it as their own?

Posted by: Kaitlin Milne at June 22, 2010 4:00 PM