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historicaltimes:

Flappers Dancing the Charleston atop the Sherman Hotel, Chicago, 1926 - namraka:Flappers were a “new breed” of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flappers were seen as brash for wearing excessive makeup, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking, driving automobiles, and otherwise flouting social and sexual norms. Flappers had their origins in the liberal period of the Roaring Twenties, the social, political turbulence and increased transatlantic cultural exchange that followed the end of World War I, as well as the export of American jazz culture to Europe. From Wikipedia

The Charleston is a dance named for the harbor city of Charleston, South Carolina. The rhythm was popularized in mainstream dance music in the United States by a 1923 tune called “The Charleston” by composer/pianist James P. Johnson which originated in the Broadway show Runnin’ Wild and became one of the most popular hits of the decade. Runnin’ Wild ran from 29 October 1923 through 28 June 1924. The peak year for the Charleston as a dance by the public was mid-1926 to 1927. From Wikipedia
rutcity:

Dancing Albert Camus
dailyactress:

Anthony Perkins photobombing Sophia Loren
bartleby-company:

Glenn Gould
mythologyofblue:

Leo Tolstoy with daughter Tatyana in Gaspra, Crimea, 1902 (via wonderfulambiguity)
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les-sources-du-nil:

 Levitating Body. Photographer, place and date unknown
theleoisallinthemind:

AWAITING BY SASCHA NAU Germany
malformalady:

Photographer Marianne Kjølner snapped this pair of photographs of a bizarre tree in Denmark. Of the photo she says: “This old pink house is situated at the old dunes, a few hundred meters from the west coast, a very windy place were there isn’t much that can grow. So the tree can only grow where it has shelter.”
goodmemory:

"The act of sewing is a process of emotional repair. " Louise Bourgeois
Judy’s journal
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bartleby-company:

Self portrait with molecular structure
   artist Hans Erni, 1946
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