Sunday, December 31, 2006

Retro Potpourri, Part 1

"QUANTUM SHOT" #71


Happy New Year!

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Time-travel is entirely possible. We are travelling into future one second at a time. "Present" turns into "Past" so quickly, that one can even doubt the existence of "Now". Instead, the Future gets gobbled up by Past, and we are smack in the middle of it. What's more, it seems like the Past is winning, because there is less and less Future left.
So with that in mind, all the more reasons to look back through the decades and see what the temporal tide will bring...

Some retro images I enjoyed recently:
(many are from the "Vintage Photography" LiveJournal, which is an awesome retro-lover community.) Click to enlarge most images.

The Seventies

You know who this is...
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On April 29th, 1975, at the age of 19, Bill Gates (founder of Microsoft) was arrested by the Albuquerque Police department (arrest record #52090). The charges were speeding and driving without a license. Here is the copy of the police report:

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Some of the computers were quite photogenic at the time:
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The Sixties

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...because everything in her home is waterproof, the housewife of 2000 can do her daily cleaning with a hose:
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Fashionable Lampshade headwear design:
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The Fifties

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Atomic car idea (with weird wheel placement):
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Buses of Tomorrow:
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Horse of Steel:
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"This is what a good designer can create, after seeing a lipstick reflected in the mirror:"
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New York City in 1950:
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Walt Disney inside his futuristic train at the opening of Disneyland in 1957:
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at the movies:
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at the Bible Study:
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Fifties-inspired weird art of Friendly Fire:
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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Retro Potpourri, Part 2

"QUANTUM SHOT" #71


read Part 1 here

Stylish Retro Photography of
"Drive Back in Time"


Many more galleries here

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The Forties

The following are the photographs of real girl-workers (not models) in Washington factories in 1944:
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The Thirties

Glamour movie magazines from France:
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Dina Durbin (in the middle):
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While in Stalinist Russia:
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Cool poster:
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Turn of the Century
Russian advertisement posters:
- tea
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- gun-powder
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- pop drinks
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First traffic light in London:
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Tea with the Victorian family:
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Advances in technology:
-telephone
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-thermometer
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A romantic Victorian postcard:
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Sources: VintagePhoto, DirtyRu, Botinok

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