Sunday, October 25, 2015

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Canada was 100 years old and celebrated by building centennial parks across the country
1967 centennial medalion Canada, a color photograph
school children were surprised to receive new brass medallions in plastic sleeves
... this old one above is damaged
       
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1960s mod sunglasses
there were occasional sightings of green hair and see-through blouses, 
 granny glasses,  Beatle caps,  and local mod bands playing pop-up
'happenings' on the street       click image to enlarge
       
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1976 Coca Cola cans six pack, a color advertising photograph
soft drinks in cans instead of bottles was a modern thing in '67 ... then pull-top
cans eliminated the need for separate can openers
       
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1967 mod pens
mod pens were big with younger students,  although teachers 
had mostly tucked-in shirts and short haircuts 
click image twice for full size
       
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I Am Curious (yellow) poster
In 1967 people were talking about  "I Am Curious (yellow)"
Wikipedia: One of the main reasons that it was a box office smash was that it was the first film with sexual
acts performed onscreen that was not confined to the porn theaters on 42nd Street, New York City.
Millions of people who had never seen a pornographic film flocked to safe neighborhood theaters to see what
it was all about. Another reason was that it became popular among "stars" to be seen going to this movie,
and that made the general public even more interested. News of Johnny Carson seeing the film legitimized
going to see it.[citation needed] The film ushered in a wave of nudity and sex never before shown to
the general public, and it was the first shot in the war that was to begin in pushing the limits of films for
the general public.
       
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1967 Thunderbird green
a 1967 Thunderbird had style,  and now all cars seem to 
look like the same rounded sport-shoe on wheels      see full size
         
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a black 1967 Mercury Cougar
a 1967 Mercury Cougar       click twice
         
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mod 1967 boys polka dot shirt
guys wore polka dots in 1967       click twice
       
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mod youth fashion in Canada 1967
youth fashion in 1967 was 'mod',  a wild colorful style that existed for a short time before the hippies took it away
       
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Brutalist architecture
1967 brutalist architecture in Canada was characterized by exposed concrete
 and blunt imposing design ... there's still lots of it around today       click twice
       
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Habitat 67
'Habitat' at Expo '67 was brutalist architecture ... new words like habitat
and environment (en-VI-ron-ment) asked us to consider new concepts
click twice
       
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Expo 67 Ontario pavilion from above
the World's Fair in Montreal was big and you could explore for days on end
... it was fantastic exhausting over-stimulation represented by 62 nations 
click twice
       
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Canada pavilion at Expo 67
part of the Canadian pavilion was an inverted pyramid with vast inner space
and electronically generated sounds ... people walked around the edges,
and it represented a big open country       click twice
       
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Circle-Vision 360° at Expo 67, a color photograph, disney experimental
most incredible was a 360 degree cinema in which Canadian Mounted Police in uniform charged at the audience,  riding past and away ... the Circle-Vision 360° film was produced by Disney
Circle-Vision 360° at Expo '67
 Circle-Vision 360° at Expo '67       click twice
Circle-Vision 360° at Expo '67
  Circle-Vision 360° at Expo '67       click twice
       
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Kaleidoscope at Expo 67, Man and Color, a color photograph
"Kaleidoscope"  had animated colors in a multi-mirrored 
  room,  and the visual effect extended to infinity
       
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Man and Color at Expo 67
"Man and Color"  an adventure in color motion and sound, 
housed Kaleidoscope
1967 Montreal Expo 67 Kaleidoscope
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Expo '67 crowds, a photograph
Expo '67 crowds
    
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Iran pavilion at Expo 67
Expo 67's Mini-rail impeded this view of the Iranian pavilion       see full size     
Iran pavilion at Expo 67
visitors entered through huge decorated columns       click twice
    
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Montreal Expo 67 Iranian pavilion with mod fashion young boys walking past
the Iranian pavilion       click twice
       
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Spirograph
'Spirograph',  a geometric drawing toy       click twice
     
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Spirograph inside package 1960s
Spirograph was popular in 1967       click twice
     
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Spirograph 1960s
Spirograph       click twice
     
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1967 Rolling Stones
Canada consumed culture from England and the USA,
but also produced it's own
     
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Toronto 1967 Yorkville, a photograph
1967 Yorkville in Toronto       click twice
     
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Canadia was an elaborate miniature attraction near Niagara Falls in 1967
'Canadia' was an elaborate miniature attraction near Niagara Falls
click twice
     
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Niagara Falls 1967 Canadia
Canadia,  1967

      

Sunday, October 18, 2015

L O O K I N G . . . by different artists, part 1

Brian Cooke British poster illustration
a Brian Cooke illustration
     
L O O K I N G
       
"On with the show"  a 1929 men's cartoon: looking through a peep hole
     
L O O K I N G
       
a 1938 sightseeing bus Germany
a 1938 sightseeing bus       click twice
     
L O O K I N G
       
1813 military lookout tower
an 1813 military lookout tower
     
L O O K I N G
       
an Edmund J. Sullivan illustration 1899
an Edmund J. Sullivan illustration,  1899       click twice

     
L O O K I N G
       
a Frederick C. Herrick 1927 London subway poster
Frederick C. Herrick 1927
     
L O O K I N G
       
a Harold Von Schmidt illustration of a farmer pausing plowing
a Harold Von Schmidt illustration       click twice
     
L O O K I N G
       
a Randolph Caldecott illustration from Baby Bunting 1899
a Randolph Caldecott illustration from 'Baby Bunting',  1899       click twice
      
L O O K I N G
       
the top of the Eiffel tower 1900 Paris, an illustration
the top of the Eiffel tower,  1900 Paris
     
L O O K I N G
       
Carl Spitzweg painting cross on path
a Carl Spitzweg painting,  1905     click twice
     
L O O K I N G
       
a Franz Von Stuck painting of Medusa
a Franz Von Stuck painting:  the mythical Greek figure Medusa would turn to stone anyone who met her gaze ... too bad if you looked
     
L O O K I N G
       
Dorothy Lathrop child look out door
a Dorothy Lathrop illustration   click twice
     
L O O K I N G
       
Scott Wills Ren for Spumco
Scott Wills       click twice
     
L O O K I N G
       
an Edmund J. Sullivan illustration 1905
Edmund J. Sullivan,  1905
     
L O O K I N G
       
a John Polgreen illustration of missile defence 1950s
a John Polgreen illustration       click twice
     
L O O K I N G
       
Duane Bryers illustration of Hilda
a Duane Bryers illustration     click twice
     
L O O K I N G
       
Hugh Ferriss architectural drawing of dam
Hugh Ferriss     click twice
     
L O O K I N G
       
looking too long voyuer
looking too long
     
L O O K I N G
       
John Sloan girls looking at erotica for men 1905
girls looking at erotica for men,  by John Sloan 1905     click twice
     
L O O K I N G
       
Tadashige Nishida, cat looking back
Tadashige Nishida,  1996
     
L O O K I N G
       

Franz von Bayros
     
L O O K I N G
       
Charles Addams color cartoon giant telescope
Charles Addams     click twice
     
L O O K I N G
       
Louis Raemaekers officers stand on dead
Louis Raemaekers     click twice
     
L O O K I N G
       
Edwin Georgi illustration
a detail from an Edwin Georgi illustration
     
L O O K I N G
       
a Bob Peak illustration of surveillance
a Bob Peak illustration
     
L O O K I N G
       
a Harrison Cady illustration
a Harrison Cady illustration
     
L O O K I N G
       
Vogue Magazine cover 1935
Vogue Magazine 1935
     
L O O K I N G
       
Paul Bransom illustration of a moose looking in
a Paul Bransom illustration      click twice