Thursday, 8 October 2015

Internet scrapbook No.4

1. Here's a suffragette... on a scooter.

English socialite and activist, Lady Florence Norman, commuting in London to her job as a supervisor on a motor scooter in 1916. It was a present from her husband the
journalist and liberal politician, Sir Henry Norman.

Found on Vintage Everyday.

2. Footwear inspiration – art socks.

Stylist and blogger behind View From The Topp, Kate Brien, styles up Sock Drawer Art Collection socks with shoes from her own collection, for Here's Frida Kahlo, and some others...

Hail Mary, Paul Gaugin.

Mona Lisa, Leonardo Da Vinci.

The Scream, Edvard Munch. 
The Dance, Henri Matisse.

Sunflowers, Van Gogh.

3. An outdoor school in The Netherlands.

Found on Flickr.

4. A little girl in Peru with her baby alpaca.

Found on Flickr

5. Only in Japan: straw sculptures in a rice field.

Each year on the last day of August, artists and their team of workers create giant sculptures out of leftover rice straw for the Wara Art Festival, an event celebrating the end of the rice harvest. The works include a dinosaur, duck, rhinoceros, even a wooly mammoth.

Found on Inhabitat.

6. Hanging out backstage with some showgirls in New York, circa 1950.

In December 1958, LIFE magazine published a 200-page special issue on the glories and absurdities of American entertainment, which included this particular feature entitled "Without the Girls, Show Biz Is No Biz", and its extraordinary portraits of showgirls by photographer, and director of the film, Shaft, Gordon Parks.

Found on Vintage Everyday

8. What the world drinks.

Waiters serve tea on a moving train travelling between Peshawar and Lahore, Pakistan.

Photographed by Steve McCurry.  

9. "The New Hairdryer", circa 1946.

Taken by Wallace Kirkland and found in the LIFE archives.

10. Vintage New York tablecloth.

Found on Mate Gallery.

11. Footage of life in Berlin just days after the Second World War ended.


  1. I really enjoy flicking through these scrapbooks :) I don't have much time to browse the web...even if I did, I don't think I'd come across so many wonderful things. Wish the citrus line up was available as a print - and love the Dutch outdoor school :)

    1. Thanks for the love X Although not sure what a citrus line up could be?