Zanerian Alphabets (via BibliOdyssey)
Originally, the school prepared students for careers as penmen. Penmen often worked in business, preparing ledgers, writing correspondence and creating documents before the invention of the typewriter. Zaner-Bloser also taught students to become teachers of penmanship, illustrators and engravers, as well as engrossers, who employ the type of ornamental writing used for diplomas and certificates. During the 20th century Zaner-Bloser concentrated on the education market providing manuals, teaching aids, and other materials for elementary schools. ( via )
Marlene Dietrich filming Charles Boyer on the set of The Garden of Allah, 1936
Ever the avid home movie maker. She even wrote a couple articles about it!
Discover Puerto Rico
I just love that “Puerto Rico” font.
Gustave Caillebotte - The Floor Scrapers (1875-6)
Original on top, later version below
"Despite the effort Caillebotte put into the painting, it was rejected by France’s most prestigious art exhibition, The Salon, in 1875. The depiction of working-class people in their trade, not fully clothed, shocked the jurors and was deemed a ‘vulgar subject matter.’
The images of the floor scrapers came to be associated with Degas’s paintings of washerwomen, also presented at the same exhibition and similarly scorned as ‘vulgar’”.
Sacrebleu! How dare you paint non-riche people! Tres vulgaire!
Buster with his great nephew
Most awesome uncle ever.
Has there ever been a more perfect human being?
Olivia de Havilland publicity portrait for Gone With the Wind (1939)
i probably shouldn’t quote this bit as often as I do
this is one of my favorite jokes ever
Another demotivated night… so I did another thing.
Well, my laptop is currently dead, so I’ll be reblogging some older material until I get everything back in order. Thankfully no data was lost.
Grand opening of the Golden Gate bridge, May 27, 1937.
(The ensuing fiesta gets its own gif set)
Girl with a kitten, 1940’s.
Another ad for Technicolor from the early talkie days, featuring ole Maurice Chevalier.
Surviving films from this lineup are - King Of Jazz, Mamba, Mammy, Paramount On Parade, The Cuckoos, The Florodora Girl, The Vagabond King and Under A Texas Moon. All others are either lost or survive only in black and white. Check your attics!
The Film Daily, May 18, 1930.
(Incidentally, this is what that Chevalier pic would’ve actually looked like in Technicolor back then - )
Old Banjo Eyes as rendered by Jacques Kapralik in a promotional 3D illustration for Forty Little Mothers.
Motion Picture Daily, April 22, 1940.