Sunday, October 15, 2017

T R A N S P A R E N T

Murano chandelier photo
clearly,  this week's topic is . . .
    
T R A N S P A R E N T
       
1960s LEGO windows from a parts catalog
toy window replacement parts for 1960s LEGO building blocks
      
T R A N S P A R E N T
        
Styrene is a triumph of synthesis, 1937 illustration
1937 Styrene:  a watercolor illustration
   
T R A N S P A R E N T
  
an illustration of a crystal fountain in The Crystal Palace at the 1851 Great Exhibition in London
a crystal fountain in The Crystal Palace at the 1851 Great Exhibition in London
   
T R A N S P A R E N T
  
a 1982 Omega clear face wristwatch, color photograph advertisement
a 1982 Omega clear face wristwatch
       
T R A N S P A R E N T 
      
1948 clear plastic table and chairs, a photograph
1948 clear plastics:  even the binding on those chairs is transparent
    
T R A N S P A R E N T


a 1944 color advertisement for Dr. West toothbrushes with Miracle Tuft
1944 colored plastics sealed in glass
   
T R A N S P A R E N T
  
the 1939 New York World's Fair transparent car color photo
 the 1939 New York World's Fair transparent car      click image for full size
       
T R A N S P A R E N T
 
conical acrylic viewports, 1970 photo
1970 acrylic viewports:  if used for space flight the small side would face outward, 
 if used for deep seas the large side would face outward
"Full scale 90 degree conical acrylic viewports"
     
T R A N S P A R E N T 
           
a color photograph of an acrylic table on a shag carpet
an acrylic table
   
T R A N S P A R E N T
       
1950 glass louvres on a sun room, a color photograph
1950 glass louvres on a sun room:  one carelessly thrown anvil would be disaster
     
T R A N S P A R E N T
     
1966 gold lipstick, Cremestick by Coty
Gold lipstick was an occasional thing in 1966,  but a plastic visor was strictly for the photo shoot.
       
T R A N S P A R E N T
     
1946 plexiglass clarinets photograph
1946 plexiglass clarinets
see full size
  
T R A N S P A R E N T
    
a crackle glass table
a crackle glass table:  glass is heated,  then immersed in cold water.
    
T R A N S P A R E N T
    
clear glass marbles, a color photograph close-up
Kids used to heat glass marbles on the kitchen stove and drop them in water to make crackle marbles.  It was tricky, and some marbles popped apart.
              
T R A N S P A R E N T
      
"THE MASS OF ROCK CRYSTAL"  at the 1851 London Great exhibition, an illustration by E. Whimper
"THE MASS OF ROCK CRYSTAL"  at the 1851 London Great exhibition
    
T R A N S P A R E N T
    
a Murano dish, color photograph
a small Murano glass dish
       
T R A N S P A R E N T
       
acrylic and purple chair
a cool beauty
    
T R A N S P A R E N T
       
sun dappled, a color photograph of a submerged rock in sunlight
submerged rock    photograph by GL
       
T R A N S P A R E N T
    
Crystal Climbers interlocking plastic squares, by Pressman Play Hour, a color image
1968? Crystal Climber Squares
   
T R A N S P A R E N T
        
1911 transparent cuff protectors by Keapklean, an illustrated advertisement
1911 transparent cuff protectors
     
T R A N S P A R E N T
     
a Lalique diamond butterfly broach, a color photograph close up
a Lalique diamond broach
     
T R A N S P A R E N T
     
transparent sheeting for auto windows 1917, a photograph advertisement with a model
1917:  "transparent sheeting for auto windows"
       
T R A N S P A R E N T
     
Tokujin Yoshioka glass art, a photo of a large slab of glass
Tokujin Yoshioka glass art
     
T R A N S P A R E N T
    
Tokujin Yoshioka glass art, a photo of a large slab of glass end view
Tokujin Yoshioka
    


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