The Renaissance artists repeatedly did something that we balk at today – they painted children like miniaturized old men. This was probably due to the fact that the concept of childhood is a relatively recent trend in history, but in some 15th and 16th century works, it looks like the painter never laid eyes on a baby.
Duesenberg ceased production in 1937 after Cord’s financial empire collapsed. However, between 1937 and 1940, one automobile put the final touch to this historical marque. It it took three years to complete both the tailor-made interior and futuristic body. h/t: vintag.es By command of the owner, it was to be painted in a two-tone grey paint scheme so it would look like a ghost in the night.
There used to be a time when posters had great influence on the shaping of people’s behavior and opinions. I am, of course, referring to the old-school propaganda posters from the 20th century. The medium was quite popular from around the time of the two World Wars all the way up to the late 1980s.
Rick McCloskey In the Los Angeles suburb of San Fernando Valley, Wednesday night was cruise night. A long stretch of Van Nuys Boulevard would be packed with kids and cars from all over Southern California – the place to show off your ride. h/t: cnn, vintag.
Featured below are some of the funniest examples from the Dung Beetle Learning books – brilliant dark humor parodies of the much-loved British Ladybird early learning children’s books of the 1960s. Created by Miriam Elia. More: Dung Beetle h/t: sadanduseless Dung Beetle Learning books are designed to make scary subjects approachable for the under 5s.
Moscow Beauty” was expected to become an annual event where prizes were free travel passes for trips abroad, cash, and luxurious (by Russian standards) gifts. Beauty pageants (a mainstay in Western culture, particular America) were banned in the Soviet Union since 1959 – no scantily clad ladies, no cheeky fashion, no celebration of beauty and poise.