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A picture blog dedicated to the art of vintage and historic photography.

I urge followers and re-bloggers to not only look, but to research and read the history of these photos and photographers. You will learn a lot from them.

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  1. life:

On this day in 1948 Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic. 
In a career spanning more than two decades, photographer Margaret Bourke-White fearlessly documented many facets of the human experience. Her astonishing portfolio ranged from trailblazing assignments in the Soviet Union in the late 1920s, to capturing the horrors of the Buchenwald concentration camp upon its liberation in 1945. And Bourke-White’s focus on humanitarian issues — showcased in these stunning images of Mohandas Gandhi in India — was equally renowned. 
 Pictured here in 1946, the leader sits next to a spinning wheel, a device used to make yarn or thread; the image came to symbolize Indian self sufficiency — and thus independence from British rule.
(see more — Gandhi: Glimpses of a Legend)

    life:

    On this day in 1948 Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic. 

    In a career spanning more than two decades, photographer Margaret Bourke-White fearlessly documented many facets of the human experience. Her astonishing portfolio ranged from trailblazing assignments in the Soviet Union in the late 1920s, to capturing the horrors of the Buchenwald concentration camp upon its liberation in 1945. And Bourke-White’s focus on humanitarian issues — showcased in these stunning images of Mohandas Gandhi in India — was equally renowned. 

    Pictured here in 1946, the leader sits next to a spinning wheel, a device used to make yarn or thread; the image came to symbolize Indian self sufficiency — and thus independence from British rule.

    (see more Gandhi: Glimpses of a Legend)

    Notes: 1941

    Reblogged from: life
  2. Marlene Dietrich welcomes home World War II soldiersPhotograph by Irving Haberman, New York City, 1946 

    Marlene Dietrich welcomes home World War II soldiers
    Photograph by Irving Haberman, New York City, 1946 

    Notes: 18

  3. Rita Hayworth as GildaPhotograph by Robert Coburn, 1946

    Rita Hayworth as Gilda
    Photograph by Robert Coburn, 1946

    Notes: 1