All posts tagged: Vintage

Matchbox Art

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In 1892 the Mendelssohn Opera Company in NYC was the first company to use matchboxes for advertising purposes. Supposedly the manager had the cast decorate them by hand with details of the show and images of the stars. The opening night was a success and matchbox advertising became a new industry, perfect for all sorts of products and messages, since everybody used matches. However, by the seventies, the introduction of disposable lighters put an end […]

Tangible Time

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Parisian photographer Julien Knez found a set of old photos of Paris taken between 1871 and 1968 and decided to go back to the exact location and retake the photograph from the  same angle. It is a great way to see how the city is a living, thriving organism; how times have changed. The series is collected in his book Paris, Fenêtres sur l’Histoire. (via: boredpanda.com / designyoutrust.com) Song for today: April March – Deux […]

Cool Dude 2

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Georges Méliès (1861-1938) was the man who created a world of wonder never seen before. As a young boy he fabricated cardboard puppet theaters and marionettes. Later as a trained illusionist he created his own magic tricks and special effects for performances at his own theater. He was also the director, producer, writer, set and costume designer.  After seeing a demonstration of the Lumière brothers’ cinematograph he was blown away. Fascinated with this new technology […]

Interesting Lady 11

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“I longed to arrest all the beauty that came before me and at length the longing has been satisfied.” Julia Margaret Cameron (1815 – 1879) was a British photographer born in Calcutta. She only started taking photographs later in life when she was given a camera at age 48 by her daughter. Her career only lasted until her death eleven years later, but during that time she managed to develop a unique style, creating closely […]

Autochrome Beauty

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More than a hundred years ago photographer Mervyn O’Gorman took pictures of his daughter Christina using the autochrome process which enabled him to capture her in vibrant colors. When I think of the past, I think of it being in black and white, even if I rationally know this to be untrue. These stunning photos prove me wrong. ᔥseamlessphoto * If you’re in the neighbourhood, you can see these images with your own eyes at […]