Metro Girl

It's probably not PC to call myself a "girl" any more but, um, TOUGH! Anyway, looking for a space where I can reblog, comment, etc., without interfering with mphoto blog.

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For my photo blog, see Wendy Darling and for my most active Tumblr, see, Art Deco Architecture. You can also find me: on Facebook and Twitter and DeviantArt.


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Reblogged from sandandglass

What Jon said.

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Reblogged from livelymorgue

This blog is GREAT idea for the Times. I love LIFE’s Tumblr and I think this has the potential to be just as great.

livelymorgue:

Oct. 16, 1970: The Times chronicled the sale of used display stock at a warehouse on Long Island, an event that the reporter said “would have made a swarm of locusts look like a bunch of lazy butterflies.” The complete dummies cost $10 and $20,  “but the parts were a bargain,” the caption said. “You could get a hand for five cents or buy an arm for a dime.” Photo: Gene Maggio/The New York Times  

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Inspired by a post The Daily Dot did on awkward holiday stock art, here’s a collection of stock I found on one of my favorite stock sites, which shall remain nameless because it’s my secret.

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This vintage Thanksgiving card makes me go “WTF???!!!” I mean, did the artist mean to depict some kind of human-turkey hybrid? Further… an obscene one?

This vintage Thanksgiving card makes me go “WTF???!!!” I mean, did the artist mean to depict some kind of human-turkey hybrid? Further… an obscene one?

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Reblogged from life
This photo seriously creeps me out. The outfit, the makeup, the fact her face looks like that of a woman 30+ years older. And beauty pageants for toddlers! What the HELL?!
life:

Jasmine, a.k.a. “Jazzy,” Age 4: Kentucky, USA
Jazzy, as she prefers to be called, has already participated in about 100 child beauty pageants.
‘Where Children Sleep’ — Stunning Photographs by James Mollison.

This photo seriously creeps me out. The outfit, the makeup, the fact her face looks like that of a woman 30+ years older. And beauty pageants for toddlers! What the HELL?!

life:

Jasmine, a.k.a. “Jazzy,” Age 4: Kentucky, USA

Jazzy, as she prefers to be called, has already participated in about 100 child beauty pageants.

‘Where Children Sleep’ — Stunning Photographs by James Mollison.

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Reblogged from iloveoldmagazines
Not only do I OWN this book, I found about it during my first visit to the Library of Congress — where I READ it in the reading room.
The story:
My friend and I went in there and knowing we could probably get any book on any subject, I typed “masturbation” and this came up, so I put in a request slip. A while later, it showed up and I sat there at a polished desk reading it. It is VERY instructive! My friend went off for a couple of hours sightseeing while I read on. Years later I got a copy of it via American Book Exchange.
iloveoldmagazines:

New York
1975 Vol. 8, No. 7

Not only do I OWN this book, I found about it during my first visit to the Library of Congress — where I READ it in the reading room.

The story:

My friend and I went in there and knowing we could probably get any book on any subject, I typed “masturbation” and this came up, so I put in a request slip. A while later, it showed up and I sat there at a polished desk reading it. It is VERY instructive! My friend went off for a couple of hours sightseeing while I read on. Years later I got a copy of it via American Book Exchange.

iloveoldmagazines:

New York

1975 Vol. 8, No. 7

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Reblogged from coolchicksfromhistory
This photo reminds me of photos I have of my mother, who was born in 1936 in NYC of German parents. Her parents came to United States after World War I. They weren’t Jewish but still, reminds me of my mother very much.
coolchicksfromhistory:

Madeline Bruck, France.
The US Holocaust Museum is trying to identify children from over 1,000 relief agency photos.  You can look at the photos and submit information here.

This photo reminds me of photos I have of my mother, who was born in 1936 in NYC of German parents. Her parents came to United States after World War I. They weren’t Jewish but still, reminds me of my mother very much.

coolchicksfromhistory:

Madeline Bruck, France.

The US Holocaust Museum is trying to identify children from over 1,000 relief agency photos.  You can look at the photos and submit information here.

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Reblogged from vintageads
Tangee Ad, 1940svia vintageads
Except for the “Natural” shade, I would wear all of these. My favorite lipstick color is indeed RED. My favorite is “Ruby Woo,” a matte lipstick by Mac. But as a regular customer of Vermont Country Store, maybe I should try out Tangee…
elegantmusings:

I keep meaning to order some Tangee lipstick from The Vermont Country Store… Ultimate vintage lipstick!
vintageads:

Red-Red by Tangee 1940’s

Tangee Ad, 1940s
via vintageads

Except for the “Natural” shade, I would wear all of these. My favorite lipstick color is indeed RED. My favorite is “Ruby Woo,” a matte lipstick by Mac. But as a regular customer of Vermont Country Store, maybe I should try out Tangee…

elegantmusings:

I keep meaning to order some Tangee lipstick from The Vermont Country Store… Ultimate vintage lipstick!

vintageads:

Red-Red by Tangee 1940’s

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Short voicemail from my mom demonstrates that about 50 years after leaving NYC, she hasn’t lost her Bronx accent :)

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Reblogged from retrospace
I remember being utterly thrown off by push-button phones as a kid in the early 80s. My parents kept their honking, heavy 1960s dial-phones until the 90s at least. Using a button phone made me kind of nervous, although I did discover that my home phone number was all on one block for four keys, which was cool.

I remember being utterly thrown off by push-button phones as a kid in the early 80s. My parents kept their honking, heavy 1960s dial-phones until the 90s at least. Using a button phone made me kind of nervous, although I did discover that my home phone number was all on one block for four keys, which was cool.