~ Hush Puppies shoes, 1971
via vintage everyday
“Attention male chauvanist pigs. Relax. When the “Libs” call us names like that it really means they think we’re rugged, masculine, virile. Like these new Hush Puppies.”
HE’S THE COMPUTER MAN— A scary IT video circa 1998
If you haven’t seen this, you simply have to.
Showgirls between shows at Latin Quarter Nightclub, photographed by Gordon Parks, 1958
Instagramming the Moon
Just kidding! The astronauts never would have stood for the new Terms of Service. Amiright?!
You’re looking at just a few of the photos from the Apollo Image Atlas, a collection of every photo taken by every Apollo mission. I’ve been perusing it all morning, and if you choose to do the same, I hope you’ve got a little time on your hands. It’s addictive.
The photos inside the Apollo Image Atlas are much more interesting than the low-res square phone shots that we share today, but in these vintage film snaps you can see some of the photographic influences that became your favorite Instagram and Hipstamatic filters.
This gallery is from Apollo 17, the final mission to the Moon 40 years ago last week. Each of these was captured with the famous Hasselblad 70mm. I love the imperfections in these shots, those light leaks and missed focal points that we just never see in today’s NASA photos. When you’re trudging around in a bulky spacesuit carrying a film camera, you’ve just got to point and pray.
Head over to the Apollo Image Atlas, and take a hip trip without leaving home.
SHN Curran Theater
Diana Dors c. 1950’s
Colliding Control Rooms, Then and Now…
The top photo features the control room of Russia’s now-defunct Synchrophasotron, opened in 1957, and the bottom photo features the control room of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
I’m digging the chandelier and parquet flooring back in the day. CERN, take notes.
Miss NASA Beauty Pageant … so, this is something that used to happen. Meet Miss NASA 1968-69.
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Rotten Cocksuckers’ Ball— The Clovers (1954)
My Girl’s Pussy— Harry Roy and His Orchestra (1931)
Don’t Fuck Around With Love— The Blenders (1953)
Bettie Page photographed by Bunny Yeager at Africa USA (1954)