Tina Leser playsuit and apron (top), and a clarepotter dinner dress (below). Both from Vogue, June 1947.

theniftyfifties:

A Minneapolis teenager photographed by Jerome Liebling, 1953.

theniftyfifties:

A Minneapolis teenager photographed by Jerome Liebling, 1953.

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“Between battles they were able to bathe in makeshift showers and in rivers, lakes, and streams; to swim; catch a few rays and just mess around like the kids they recently were,” writes the book’s editor, Dian Hanson. …”I saw the broad appeal, that they’d of course appeal to a gay audience, but they would appeal to a female audience and to people who aren’t looking at them within a sexual context, to see these young men in the absolute peak of their physical perfection. Most of these young men would never be in such fine shape again, and in many cases they had been selected especially for their attractiveness and their condition. Scotty Bowers told me, in the Marines they had an appearance standard that people had to meet. No one could wear glasses, no one could be overweight, they had to be young and fit and in fact there was racial discrimination. They all had to be white at that time, because they felt the more alike they looked the more likely they would bond and support each other.”

From the new Taschen book about WWII troops off-duty titled “My Buddy.”

http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/gallery/17329/10/my-buddy

theniftyfifties:

Model wearing ‘Haiti’, a cocktail dress by Dior, 1954. Photo by Mark Shaw.

theniftyfifties:

Model wearing ‘Haiti’, a cocktail dress by Dior, 1954. Photo by Mark Shaw.

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speaking of brides.

fashionsfromhistory:

Bride’s Wedding Ensemble

19th Century

Konya Province, Ottoman Empire

Whitaker Auction

(via gentlewomen-style)

Valentina gown (possibly worn by Valentina), on sale this coming April at Augusta Auctions. Would make an amazing wedding gown…. and the glass buttons are to die for.

http://www.augusta-auction.com/list-of-upcoming-sales?view=lot&id=13817&auction_file_id=30

Valentina gown (possibly worn by Valentina), on sale this coming April at Augusta Auctions. Would make an amazing wedding gown…. and the glass buttons are to die for.

http://www.augusta-auction.com/list-of-upcoming-sales?view=lot&id=13817&auction_file_id=30

cantgetanygayer:

Parisian women wearing trousers, place de la Concorde, 1933.

cantgetanygayer:

Parisian women wearing trousers, place de la Concorde, 1933.

(Source: chloethunders, via gentlewomen-style)

yes— he is smoking while he is singing.

How the conservation team feels when called to action.

whenyouworkatamuseum:

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When I ask a conservator to explain a preservation process.

whenyouworkatamuseum:

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