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1939 Snow Cone Face Mask!
A photograph, c.1939, of women wearing the 'Snow Cone Mask'. Invented in Canada, the mask was a plastic cone designed to protect faces from the ravages of icy winter snowstorms. With the below freezing temperatures maybe you want to try it?! On the other hand, if these women had wings they could have migrated south for the winter instead! Stay Warm! Read more Snow Cone Mask, vintage photographs
Collection of Barbara Levine / PROJECT B At PROJECT B, we love unique, bizarre and beautiful anonymous photographs. To celebrate this spirit, we are featuring a special limited edition print of a haunting photograph of a little girl in a paper elephant mask. The original photograph was taken in the 1940s and our large format archival print captures every detail. Why would someone take this photograph from behind a chain link fence? The mixture of distortions, textures and stillness make this a mysterious image that conjures the work of Diane Arbus. We have made our "Elephant Girl" print very affordable and in two ready to hang sizes! Making an elephant mask out of a paper bag? Priceless! Read more Barbara Levine, Halloween, vintage photographs
A Gorgeous Paper Moon (Photograph)!
At PROJECT B we love real photo postcards and paper moons! The paper moon above is exceptional because the photographer created a souvenir of a man astride the moon floating above a city street in Saskatchwan, Canada. Anyone have a souvenir paper moon photograph like this one? Read more Barbara Levine, Paper Moon Postcards, PROJECT B, Real Photo Postcards, vintage photographs
Ode to Collecting Found Photos
Eloquent ode to collecting found photographs. Robert Skingle, veteran dealer says "Instead of being thrown away, these photographs live on." Vintage vernacular photographs is one of the fastest growing collecting areas in art and photography. Read more barbara levine, Collecting found photographs, snapshots, Vintage Photographs
Antique Cabinet Card Photographs
Two women, one dressed as a man, c. 1905, John Emberson © National Media Museum / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA "Cabinet cards, such as the example above, are photographs mounted on stiff pieces of cardboard. They were introduced in the 1860s and gradually superseded the smaller carte de visite format. The front of the card is usually printed or embossed with the photographer’s details, and the back of the cabinet card is often printed with elaborate designs. The popularity of the cabinet card waned around the turn of the century, particularly after the introduction of the photographic postcard, but they were still being produced right until the First World War." via the National Media Museum Blog Read more antique photographs, barbara levine, cabinet cards, vintage lesbian photographs, vintage photographs 1 2 Older articles »