Category Archives: Photos

Pay no attention to the woman behind the curtain…

Ran across this old article during one of those online ‘rabbit hole’ marathons… Photographs of mothers disguised as curtains and tablecloths in Victorian photographs.

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Bullock’s department store downtown L.A.

These interiors are from Bullocks downtown Los Angeles store and were designed by Tony Duquette in about 1940 to represent various seasons in the season-less Los Angeles climate. I found this interesting lecture by Hutton Wilkinson, who was Duquette’s business … Continue reading

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A break from taste…

These 1940s/50s interior shots are… eye catching…

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Dressed for the photographer, 1842 – 1851

These stellar photographs were taken by Hermann Carl Eduard Biewend (1814-1888), a chemist, scientist, and amateur photographer in Germany. The photographs he took of his wife and children are remarkable for their warmth and humanity. They are also great shots … Continue reading

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Dressed up like a mid-century Christmas tree

Found these images online Vintage Everyday and had to share:

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Joseph Carrier with sample shoes, Carrier Shoes, Toronto, 1949

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Nylon vending machine, Paris Metro, 1955

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Life imitating Art… Summer of ’69

The cover of August 22, 1969 LIFE magazine and my sister Chris in Vancouver, B.C. around the same time.

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Victorian Fashion Tear Sheets

The museum has been given boxes of clippings and tear sheets from various donors over the years. From scrapbooks with favourite dresses cut out of Vogue magazine by an anonymous teenage girl in the 1930s to a filing cabinet of … Continue reading

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Mystery object IDENTIFIED! – Endean posing chair, c. 1888

A few days ago I posted this object, which was transferred to us from another museum last year. It was identified as a photographer’s posing stand and as I want to do an exhibition about how Victorians dressed for the … Continue reading

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