Malls of America
- Gone (some of them) but not forgotten (well, maybe). Vintage photographs and postcards of malls of the 1960s and '70s. For more personal stories, check out Deadmalls.com
posted by deborah
on Aug 7, 2005 -
is a site dedicated to preserving and displaying vintage snapshots from the first 3/4s of the 20th Century. Not only do these photographs contain a wealth of primary source information on how life was lived they also constitute a shadow history of photography, one too often ignored by museums and art galleries." via
posted by peacay
on Jul 19, 2005 -
They're all here.
Or most of them. This will make you dust off your NES/Genesis/Turbo GraphX-16... but this time with a pixel-perfect map
of every level of your most beloved games. From Amiga to Xbox.
, and Megaman
among hundreds of others and links to even more in-depth sites.
Warning - some of these maps are EXTREMELY large, like 13000x5000 large. NSFCW (Not safe for child within)
posted by BlackLeotardFront
on Mar 18, 2005 -
Typing...on a screen!
Text (and cover image) of a 1973 issue of Radio-Electronics mag, showing a new fangled way of typing with a TV screen. I like how the mag is billed as "for MEN with ideas in electronics." Heh...
posted by braun_richard
on Feb 28, 2005 -
Big Hats and Eroticism
is just one of the many features of Tallulahs.com
, an excellent site dedicated to images of the vintage nude
. There's also lots of wonderful trivia and commentary, such as a brief biography
of the Mante sisters
(immortalized in the brilliant ballerina images of painter Edgar Degas
), and the story of Liane de Pougy
, convent girl turned runaway wife, turned celebrated dancer
of the French stage, turned Romanian Princess
. Or you can read about the mystery of H. Traut
elusive photographer of "the gentle eroticism of fairyland" whose
images graced hundreds of postcards for several years until he
seemingly vanished from the scene some time before WWI. Interested in
drawing or painting nudes yourself? Here's a page of classical nude poses
- studies in various categories that you can work from, including "The beauty of butts
" and "seductive smoking
"! Plus, you can peruse Tallulah's own art nudes
, and a fabulous links page
. NSFW, obviously.
posted by taz
on Aug 9, 2004 -
Before there was Maxim there were these manly men's magazines from the '50s and '60s. Take that, you metrosexual pansies!
posted by owillis
on Feb 25, 2004 -
In The Rain
boasts a huge collection of vintage erotica; beautiful, artful poses of women you won't see in Maxim
anytime soon. The appeal of Vintage Sex
is ephemeral, but we've been making erotica long before cameras
; since the beginning of civilization
, really. (Should really go without saying that none of these links are safe for work.)
posted by headspace
on May 30, 2003 -
Another "magnificent obsession" site, seasonally spiced: oldchristmaslights.com
is a huge attic space, packed to the rafters with illuminating images and information; history and pre-history, manufacturer backgrounds, timeline, patents, vintage advertising, trivia - it's all here, plus a "Light Set Gallery
" and more. Plug in and enjoy.
posted by taz
on Dec 7, 2002 -