Sunday, May 29, 2016

A M U S E M E N T S . . . of the past

metal 1960s jumping cricket toy
A metal 1960s jumping cricket toy:  we press it down on a smooth surface,  and walk away.
Soon it pops free and startles passing adults notably more mature than ourselves.
    
A M U S E M E N T S
    
The Steeple Chase ride at Coney Island New York in 1920, an illustration
The Steeple Chase ride at Coney Island New York in 1920
    
A M U S E M E N T S
      
White City amusement park 1905, Midget City
"High class attractions only ... The Midget City"  1905
    
A M U S E M E N T S
    
squawkers or blow-outs 1903 advertisement
"Squawkers or Blow Outs"   1903 phallic sadness
    
A M U S E M E N T S
    
1907 novelties, Comic face with blow-out tongue, Comic face with confetti blower
1907  "Comic face with blow-out tongue ... Comic face with confetti blower"
    
A M U S E M E N T S
    
barbeque cigarette ash tray 1950 advertisement
1950 "Barbeque Ash Tray ... Beautifies the home ... Decorates any office ... makes an attractive decorative planter"
    
A M U S E M E N T S
    
Excursion in the Paris sewers 1800, people paid to tour the massive underground system, an illustration
"Excursion in the Paris sewers"  1800:  people paid to tour the massive underground system
    
A M U S E M E N T S
    
Paris sewers tour 1870 illustration
 Paris sewers tour, 1870     click image twice for full size
    
A M U S E M E N T S
    
Paris sewers tour 1870 illustration 2
 Paris sewers tour, 1870     click twice
    
A M U S E M E N T S
    
Paris catacombs tour 1851 illustration
1851  "View of the celebrated catacombs, situated under the city of Paris, France"
    
A M U S E M E N T S
    
1972 Unisonic tv advertisement, a color photograph advertisement
1972 Unisonic amusement on a tiny tv screen
    
A M U S E M E N T S
    
1963 stylish television station photograph
a 1963 television station in the business of programming amusement
click twice
    
A M U S E M E N T S
    
a 1963 RCA TK60 broadcast studio television camera, a photograph
a 1963 RCA TK60 television camera captures amusement, and feeds it to a broadcast tv tape recorder . . .
broadcast tv tape recorder advertisement 1963
the RCA TR2
    
A M U S E M E N T S
   
Asbestos Cigar Pipe 1890, an advertisement
"Asbestos Cigar Pipe"  tobacco pipes disguised as cigars were
sold to youth who couldn't afford real cigars in 1890
    
A M U S E M E N T S
    
1947 cone dispenser for ice cream store
a 1947 ice cream cone dispenser
    
A M U S E M E N T S
    
joke store 1950s birth control kit
 a 1950s joke store item  "His & Her Birth Control Kit"
    
A M U S E M E N T S
    
1965 New Years party hats, a photograph
1965 New Year's Eve: no need to fake a smile, but at least wear the damn hat


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Sunday, May 22, 2016

SMILES in art

A 1947 magazine advertisement for steel office furniture: 
imagine walking in on these two in real life . . . something is amiss.
    
S  M  I  L  E  S
   
a 1947 illustration by R.G. Harris    click images twice for full size
    
S  M  I  L  E  S
   
 a book illustration by W. Heath Robinson
    
S  M  I  L  E  S
   
A 1950s magazine ad for Pabco Paints by
 Saul Bass and some other designer
    
S  M  I  L  E  S
   
 Somebody's photograph of an old sun-damaged Esso gasoline tiger
design by illustrator Bob Jones
    
S  M  I  L  E  S
   
1958 package design
    
S  M  I  L  E  S
   
by Andrew Loomis
    
S  M  I  L  E  S
   
 A 1957 Parker 51 fountain pen is good enough
for the Vicomte d'Orthez. Screw him.
    
S  M  I  L  E  S
   
 illustration by Basil Gogos
    
S  M  I  L  E  S
   
 Ferenc Helbing art 1914
    
S  M  I  L  E  S
   
 by Basil Wolverton
    
S  M  I  L  E  S
   
by Charles Burns
    
S  M  I  L  E  S
   
 photo design by Franco Grignani, 1960s?
    
S  M  I  L  E  S
   
 by Heinz Edelmann
    
S  M  I  L  E  S
   
a 1972 illustration by Mike Hinge
    
S  M  I  L  E  S
   
 a children's book illustration by Nina Prosen
    
S  M  I  L  E  S
   
 An old European architectural ornament
    
S  M  I  L  E  S
   
Ren Hoek by Scott Wills
    
S  M  I  L  E  S
   
a caricature of Katie Couric by Thomas Fluharty
    
S  M  I  L  E  S
   
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Sunday, May 15, 2016

P H O T O G R A P H S of interest

tinted postcard of rough sea at Bognor 1895
"Rough Sea at Bognor"  a color-tinted photo postcard from Sussex,  date and artist unknown.
                       
P H O T O G R A P H S
                        
louvered mirror photograph for Clairol Creme Toner
This 1962 advertising photo used a louvered mirror device
click image twice for full size

P H O T O G R A P H S
                        
Jaco Pastorius album photo of arctic sun for  1981 Jaco Pastorius album art, Word of Mouth Big Band
these Arctic sun photos were composited for a 1981 music release
by bassist Jaco Pastorius     see full size

P H O T O G R A P H S
                        
children in a trench during the London Blitz, a photograph
1941 London
                       
P H O T O G R A P H S
                        
a posed crowd, 1950s
This is a posed crowd for an advertising photo.  No one is talking
or moving.  The large room is silent except for the photographer's
directions.  A retouch artist later added dark eyes and mouths
with a fine brush.     see full size

P H O T O G R A P H S
                        
A vintage supermarket color photo of busy people
 This candid photograph shows people as they really are in public . . .
a smile here and there,  but generally neutral in public appearance.
click twice

P H O T O G R A P H S
                        
A 1912 photograph of Victoria Falls
this is a 1912 photograph of Victoria Falls bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe
                       
P H O T O G R A P H S
                        
                       
P H O T O G R A P H S
                        
motorcycle police photograph USA
A Life magazine photo?
                       
P H O T O G R A P H S
                        
Promotional color photograph for a 1960s aqua-theater
 A promotional shot for a 1960s aqua-theater     see full size

P H O T O G R A P H S
                        
from a theater production     click twice

P H O T O G R A P H S
                        
Hollywood & Vine 1960s color photograph
 A moment at Hollywood & Vine, 1960s
                       
P H O T O G R A P H S
                        
An old photograph of sugar cubes and shadow
An old photograph of sugar cubes and shadow
                       
P H O T O G R A P H S
                          
Photograph of a bordello in 1900 Japan
A bordello in 1900 Japan . . .   at full size,  this is a powerful image
                       
P H O T O G R A P H S
                        
Photo of a 1919 telescope observatory interior
A photo of a 1919 telescope observatory     click twice
                       
P H O T O G R A P H S
                        
a 1930s food photo for a magazine advertisement
a 1930s photo for a magazine advertisement
                       
P H O T O G R A P H S
                          
A 1961 Cyclone ad photograph in color for Oranyl & Comtal, Paris
models' images were cut and composited on to the background photo for this 1961 Cyclone ad
                       
P H O T O G R A P H S
                          
1940 photo of a busy public scene
Posed photographs focus the message on one product or idea,  but candid shots offer a wide range of smaller observations.
                       
P H O T O G R A P H S
                           
a 1921 X-Ray photograph of a woman's foot in a high heel shoe
a 1921 X-Ray photograph of a woman's foot in a high heel shoe
                
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