Category: mid-century



1974 ABC After School Special Promo(via: YouTu…

1974 ABC After School Special Promo

(via: YouTube)

Mid-Century Animal Wrapping Paperfrom All Wrap…

Mid-Century Animal Wrapping Paper

from All Wrapped Up! Groovy Gift Wrap of the 1960′s by Kevin Akers.
Chronicle Books. 2005.



1967 “Dolls of the Four Seasons” Paper Dolls, designed by Len Cunningham Studios and produced by Craft Master.

photo via ebay.

Mid-Century Oliver Goldsmith Butterfly Sunglas…

Mid-Century Oliver Goldsmith Butterfly Sunglasses

(via: V&A Museum)

soundsof71: Joan Jett, her black necktie, and …


Joan Jett, her black necktie, and her Peaches Records t-shirt and leather necktie





yesterdaysprint: The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfie…


The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, October 7, 1963

nyc-urbanism: Girls in the Windows, New York C…


Girls in the Windows, New York City, 1960 —Ormond Gigli
“In 1960, while a construction crew dismantled a row of brownstones right across from my own brownstone studio on East 58th Street, I was inspired to, somehow immortalize those buildings. I had the vision of 43 women in formal dress adorning the windows of the skeletal facade.

We had to work quickly to secure City permissions, arrange for models which included celebrities, the demolition supervisior’s wife (third floor, third from left), my own wife (second floor, far right), and also secure the Rolls Royce to be parked on the sidewalk. Careful planning was a necessity as the photography had to be accomplished during the workers’ lunch time!

The day before the buildings were razed, the 43 women appeared in their finest attire, went into the buildings, climbed the old stairs, and took their places in the windows. I was set up on my fire escape across the streeet, directing the scene, with bullhorn in hand. Of course I was concerned for the Models’ safety, as some were daring enough to pose out on the crumbling sills.

The photography came off as planned. What had seemed to some as too dangerous or difficult to accomplish, became my fantasy fulfilled, and my most memorable self – assigned photograph. It has been an international award winner ever since.

Most professional photographers dream of having one signature picture they are known for. “GIRLS IN THE WINDOWS ” is mine.” (at Midtown East)