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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. Nelson MandelaPhotograph by Yousuf Karsh, Ontario, Canada, November 1990

    Nelson Mandela
    Photograph by Yousuf Karsh, Ontario, Canada, November 1990

    Notes: 6

  2. 
Audrey HepburnPhotograph by Bob WIlloughby, 1953

    Audrey Hepburn
    Photograph by Bob WIlloughby, 1953

    (Source: audreyandmarilyn)

    Notes: 376

    Reblogged from: socialsmoking
  3. Marilyn MonroePhotograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1953
Happy birthday, Marilyn! (6/1/1926)

    Marilyn Monroe
    Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1953

    Happy birthday, Marilyn! (6/1/1926)

    Notes: 10

  4. Ziegfeld Girl Mary EatonPhotograph by Alfred Cheney Johnson, New York, ca. 1921 

    Ziegfeld Girl Mary Eaton
    Photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnson, New York, ca. 1921 

    Notes: 3

  5. Marcel MarceauPhotograph by Universal Pictorial Press, 1966

    Marcel Marceau
    Photograph by Universal Pictorial Press, 1966

    Notes: 17

  6. thatsmeanseverus:

Marlon BrandoPhotograph by Philippe Halsman, 1950

    thatsmeanseverus:

    Marlon Brando
    Photograph by Philippe Halsman, 1950

    Notes: 134

    Reblogged from: rustbeltblues
  7. Walter Cronkite during an interview in his CBS officePhotograph by Marty Lederhandler, New York, February 3, 1981 

    Walter Cronkite during an interview in his CBS office
    Photograph by Marty Lederhandler, New York, February 3, 1981 

    Notes: 4

  8. quesofrito:

Fidel CastroHiroshi Sugimoto, 1999

    quesofrito:

    Fidel Castro

    Hiroshi Sugimoto, 1999

    Notes: 2659

    Reblogged from: quesofrito
  9. Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Laureate, author, humanitarian, political activist, and professor Elie WieselPhotograph by Doug Knutson, 1998 

    Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Laureate, author, humanitarian, political activist, and professor Elie Wiesel
    Photograph by Doug Knutson, 1998 

    Notes: 79

  10. Amelia Earhart portrait taken for Vanity Fair magazinePhotograph by Edward Steichen, May 1932 

    Amelia Earhart portrait taken for Vanity Fair magazine
    Photograph by Edward Steichen, May 1932 

    Notes: 11