Tag: 1940s

  • Fifty Fabulous Vintage Film Adverts

    written by sandergroen on 2013-04-17
    Fifty Fabulous Vintage Film Adverts

    Once upon a time, when film photography was not some obscure hobby reserved for a bunch of hipsters, everyone did it: pros and amateurs alike, housewives, children and grannies – secret agents even. Take a trip down memory lane with these nostalgic vintage ads.

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  • Lomopedia: Falcon Miniature

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-03-27 #gear
    Lomopedia: Falcon Miniature

    An interesting analogue snapper from the 1940s, the Falcon miniature was a simple half-frame camera that took 127 film. Find out more about this quirky fantastic plastic camera in this installment of Lomopedia!

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  • A Photo Board of 1930s-1950s Fashion

    written by lomographymagazine on 2015-06-04
    A Photo Board of 1930s-1950s Fashion

    Even something as decorous as a fashion snapshot has a historical function. It recalls norms imposed on women. Even more interesting is how they followed or twisted these expectations: Did ladies flash skin as an expression of freedom? Did they enjoy fashion? This gallery shows that some of them certainly did.

  • Taming the Beast: Vintage Lion Tamer Photos

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-01-25
    Taming the Beast: Vintage Lion Tamer Photos

    While circus acts involving animals have become controversial in recent times, there was once a time when these were usual segments of a troupe's performance. Among the most popular of these were lion taming acts, where a trainer gets the so-called king of the jungle to do breathtaking and often dangerous tricks.

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  • Kisses Amidst Wartime: Photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-02-15
    Kisses Amidst Wartime: Photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt

    Put kissing couples, Alfred Eisenstaedt, and a Leica camera together and the image that will most likely come to mind is his iconic 1945 photo of a sailor kissing a nurse in New York's Times Square. However, it's not the only classic lip-locking scene he managed to capture in film. Take a look at some more of these after the jump!

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  • Young Love, Sweet Love: Couples of the 1930's to 1940's

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-02-16
    Young Love, Sweet Love: Couples of the 1930's to 1940's

    You have to bear with me a bit for bringing you more of these somewhat sappy images of couples being all lovey-dovey. But then, I don't think I'm really sorry at all, because these are actually interesting photos of couples young and in love who are from a totally different era. Read on to see these romantic scenes from the wonderful archive of LIFE Images. Oh young love, sweet love!