Painters hang from suspended wires on the Brooklyn Bridge October 7, 1914
So freakin’ cool
Orson Welles as photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1937.
Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1915, Orson Welles moved to Chicago with his family as a young child. Writer and photographer Carl Van Vechten photographed Welles in 1937, when Welles was working as a theatrical director and producer in New York. A few years later, at the age of 26, he directed and starred in Citizen Kane, now considered by critics to be one of the best films ever made.
via: Postcards from Manhattan: The Portrait Photography of Carl Van Vechten, Marquette University
A photograph of Oscar Wilde by Napoleon Sarony, 1882.
Moon Maiden, 1956
Juli Dane modeling a futuristic hat for brides a thousand years from now at a Boston fashion show. It’s from the famed Golden Wedding collection of bridal gowns and accessories of the past, present and future. The dual antennas and headset are supposed to let the young bride, honeymooning on the moon, keep in touch with family and friends on earth.
“I ain’t givin’ you no tree-fitty, you goddamn Loch Ness Monster! Get your own goddamn money!”