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Beautiful Portrait Photos Of Ziegfeld Follies Showgirls From The 1920s Taken By Alfred Cheney Johnston

Alfred Cheney Johnston (1885 – 1971) was a New York City-based photographer known for his portraits of Ziegfeld Follies showgirls as well as of actors and actresses from the worlds of stage and film.

h/t: vintag.es

Johnston was born into an affluent New York banking family, which subsequently moved to Mount Vernon, New York. Initially he studied painting and illustration at the National Academy of Design in New York, but after graduating in 1908, his subsequent efforts to earn a living as a portrait painter did not meet with success. Instead, reportedly at the suggestion of longtime family friend and famed illustrator Charles Dana Gibson, he started to employ the camera previously used to record his painting subjects as his basic creative medium.

In approximately 1917, Johnston was hired by famed New York City live-theater showman and producer Florenz Ziegfeld as a contracted photographer, and was affiliated with the Ziegfeld Follies for the next fifteen years or so. He photographed several hundred actresses and showgirls (mainly in New York City, and whether they were part of the Follies or not) during that time period.


























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These Beautiful Photos Of Subway Stations Will Transport You From Your Daily Commute

T-Centralen, Stockholm, Sewden

“Honestly, I’m just really obsessed with looking at photos of metros,” says Montreal-based photographer Chris Forsyth. The photography student at Montreal’s Dawson College has been documenting the unique interiors of the Canadian city’s 68 transit stations, which date to the 1960s, for nearly two years.

Mre info: Chris Forsyth, Instagram (h/t: atlasobscura)

Prague, Czech Republic

His work, he says, focuses on accentuating the design he finds most people could appreciate if they realized it were there.

“[I’m] just trying to bring out that overlooked beauty in the architecture that I find people tend to miss when they’re on their daily commute.”

Bahnhof Berlin Messe Nord/ICC

Forsyth recently took his Montreal Metro Project on the road, to European cities—Berlin, Munich, and Stockholm—to explore the hidden architectural splendor of their transit systems.

Sherbrooke (Montreal Metro)

Métro Fabre

Jarry station’s ceiling is an icon of Montreal’s metro.

Champ-de-Mars (Montreal Metro)

Sherbrooke (Montreal Metro)

Sherbrooke (Montreal Metro)

Metro De L’eglise

U-Bahn Station Fröttmaning

Marienplatz

Solna Centrum Tunnelbanestasjon

Acadie (Montreal Metro)

Square-Victoria-OACI


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These Beautiful Photos Of Subway Stations Will Transport You From Your Daily Commute

T-Centralen, Stockholm, Sewden

“Honestly, I’m just really obsessed with looking at photos of metros,” says Montreal-based photographer Chris Forsyth. The photography student at Montreal’s Dawson College has been documenting the unique interiors of the Canadian city’s 68 transit stations, which date to the 1960s, for nearly two years.

Mre info: Chris Forsyth, Instagram (h/t: atlasobscura)

Prague, Czech Republic

His work, he says, focuses on accentuating the design he finds most people could appreciate if they realized it were there.

“[I’m] just trying to bring out that overlooked beauty in the architecture that I find people tend to miss when they’re on their daily commute.”

Bahnhof Berlin Messe Nord/ICC

Forsyth recently took his Montreal Metro Project on the road, to European cities—Berlin, Munich, and Stockholm—to explore the hidden architectural splendor of their transit systems.

Sherbrooke (Montreal Metro)

Métro Fabre

Jarry station’s ceiling is an icon of Montreal’s metro.

Champ-de-Mars (Montreal Metro)

Sherbrooke (Montreal Metro)

Sherbrooke (Montreal Metro)

Metro De L’eglise

U-Bahn Station Fröttmaning

Marienplatz

Solna Centrum Tunnelbanestasjon

Acadie (Montreal Metro)

Square-Victoria-OACI


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A Completely Fascinating Collection Of Historical Photos

Prepare to be fascinated!

Men working in the rigging of the three-masted steel barque Garthsnaid, 1920:

Thelonius Monk, an American jazz pianist and composer in 1959:

Members of the Harlem Hellfighters in 1919:

Shortest, tallest and fattest men in Europe play cards. 1913:

A 17-year old Frida Kahlo poses for a family photo wearing a traditional gentleman’s 3-piece suit, 1924:

8th grader Kurt Cobain playing drums at an assembly at Montesano High School, 1981:

Private James Hendrix of the 101st Airborne, playing guitar at Fort Campbell Kentucky in 1962:

Earliest known photo of Elvis Presley, with parents Gladys & Vernon in 1938:

Samurai in Training, 1860:

Enlisted men aboard an American ship hear the news of Japan’s surrender. 1945:

A photo taken in secret of the Supreme Court in session, one of only two ever taken, 1932:

The only known photograph of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, before giving his famous address. November 19, 1863:

A large crowd, made up of many African Americans, mourn the death of Abraham Lincoln outside the Courthouse in Vicksburg, Mississippi:

Albert Einstein and Charlie Chaplin, 1931:

In 1939 20,000 Nazi supporters held a rally in Madison Square Garden:

Times Square, 1957:

Paper boys at 2 A.M. about to start their morning rounds. February 12, 1908:

The Mona Lisa stolen from the Louvre, 1911:

A war-weary French woman pours a British soldier a cup of tea during the fighting following the Allied landings in Normandy, 1944:

Adolf Hitler speaking with Princess Olga of Yugoslavia, 1939:

Prince Charles and Princess Diana on vacation in Bahamas, 1982:


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Bizarre Hospital Images From A Very Strange Cache Of Japanese Stock Photos

There’s a website called Sukima Nurse that offers pictures of a Japanese nurse holding unusual objects in a hospital and similar locales. The pictures fall generally into the stock photo category, although with a very, very narrow focus.

Japanese nurse blowing through a conch shell:

It’s difficult to imagine anyone having any reason to use a picture of a Japanese nurse blowing through a conch shell, but that is the very thing that makes the pictures so hilarious.

More info: Sukima Nurse (h/t: dangerousminds, rocketnews24)

Japanese nurse walking through hospital with a baseball bat and glove:

Japanese nurse wearing too many wristwatches:

Japanese nurse balancing fish on her wrists:

Japanese nurse and patient munching on a paddleboard:

Heat map of Japanese nurse:

Japanese nurse holding scissors in her mouth:

Japanese nurse eating ham in a public passageway:

Japanese nurse and patient attempting to defuse a time bomb:

Japanese nurse holding a sword in a canal:

Japanese nurse crouching apprehensively in a circle of water bottles:

Japanese nurse holding money:

Japanese nurse dreaming of short ribs:

Japanese nurse dreaming of dreaming of dreaming of short ribs:

Japanese nurse hitchhiking:

Japanese nurse holding a pizza in a storm drain:


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Bizarre Hospital Images From A Very Strange Cache Of Japanese Stock Photos

There’s a website called Sukima Nurse that offers pictures of a Japanese nurse holding unusual objects in a hospital and similar locales. The pictures fall generally into the stock photo category, although with a very, very narrow focus.

Japanese nurse blowing through a conch shell:

It’s difficult to imagine anyone having any reason to use a picture of a Japanese nurse blowing through a conch shell, but that is the very thing that makes the pictures so hilarious.

More info: Sukima Nurse (h/t: dangerousminds, rocketnews24)

Japanese nurse walking through hospital with a baseball bat and glove:

Japanese nurse wearing too many wristwatches:

Japanese nurse balancing fish on her wrists:

Japanese nurse and patient munching on a paddleboard:

Heat map of Japanese nurse:

Japanese nurse holding scissors in her mouth:

Japanese nurse eating ham in a public passageway:

Japanese nurse and patient attempting to defuse a time bomb:

Japanese nurse holding a sword in a canal:

Japanese nurse crouching apprehensively in a circle of water bottles:

Japanese nurse holding money:

Japanese nurse dreaming of short ribs:

Japanese nurse dreaming of dreaming of dreaming of short ribs:

Japanese nurse hitchhiking:

Japanese nurse holding a pizza in a storm drain:


Design You Trust. Design, Culture & Society.

Bizarre Hospital Images From A Very Strange Cache Of Japanese Stock Photos

There’s a website called Sukima Nurse that offers pictures of a Japanese nurse holding unusual objects in a hospital and similar locales. The pictures fall generally into the stock photo category, although with a very, very narrow focus.

Japanese nurse blowing through a conch shell:

It’s difficult to imagine anyone having any reason to use a picture of a Japanese nurse blowing through a conch shell, but that is the very thing that makes the pictures so hilarious.

More info: Sukima Nurse (h/t: dangerousminds, rocketnews24)

Japanese nurse walking through hospital with a baseball bat and glove:

Japanese nurse wearing too many wristwatches:

Japanese nurse balancing fish on her wrists:

Japanese nurse and patient munching on a paddleboard:

Heat map of Japanese nurse:

Japanese nurse holding scissors in her mouth:

Japanese nurse eating ham in a public passageway:

Japanese nurse and patient attempting to defuse a time bomb:

Japanese nurse holding a sword in a canal:

Japanese nurse crouching apprehensively in a circle of water bottles:

Japanese nurse holding money:

Japanese nurse dreaming of short ribs:

Japanese nurse dreaming of dreaming of dreaming of short ribs:

Japanese nurse hitchhiking:

Japanese nurse holding a pizza in a storm drain:


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