Wednesday, September 2, 2015

More fascinating old pics

1920’s belly dancer

Wardrobe malfunction before Marilyn Monroe did it, 1940’s

General Motors tech centre reception, 1950’s

1920’s speed limit sign

Ruby Bridges, the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school, 1960. 

Teenage Bill Clinton meets President John F Kennedy

Wendy the Welder: Rosie the Riveters shipyard counterpart, 1943

Lucille Ball, aged 18

NYC, summer 1969

Freddie Mercury in a WTF? outfit, 1980’s

Special Air Services, North Africa 1943

American model Betty Brosmer displays what waists and hips looked like in advertising in 1959

Empress Alexandra of all the Russias, 1908

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Some old Australian pics:

Punch and Judy show,1944

Railway Square, Sydney, c 1945

Woman and children on beach in Lorne, Victoria, c 1900

Corner store, unknown location, 1960’s (Family-run corner stores flourished in the days when all shops closed at midday Saturday on weekends and at 5.00pm weekdays.)

Cousins at their grandparents enjoying a dip in the "swimming pool" - Mount Kuring-gai, NSW, no date

A judge opening the fleece of Mrs Matthews' Merino ram, 1930s (As Marv in Sin City would say, great coats).

1930s, Racegoers at Warwick Farm Racecourse, Australia

Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova on board ship, Australian tour, 1929 (It was during this tour that the pavlova dessert was created in her honour, in New Zealand).

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