Finger in Your Eye

 all photos: Collection of Barbara Levine/ We have all done it - sometime between pressing down the shutter and its closure, our finger(s) slip into the frame resulting in a picture featuring a giant phantom shape (sometimes with manicured nail) hovering over a car or building or appearing to touch the subjects in the photo. This 'accident' is especially evident in vintage snapshots when people were still getting used to cameras and before you could see what your picture would look like before you snapped it. The ‘finger in your eye’ accident (my term of endearment for these snapshots) becomes the subject of the photograph. Because the fingertip(s) shown in the photo is the photographer’s, we become aware viscerally... Read more 2 comments Barbara Levine, vintage snapshots

Zoe Zobedia, The Moss-Haired Girl

from Sideshow Stars Collection, Among the attractions of early 19th century American carnivals, sideshows and circuses were the so-called “Circassian Beauties,” women with extravagantly fine or mossy hair who supposedly descended from the “purest” peoples of Eurasia’s Caucasus mountains, in the little-known region of Circassia. In fact, many of these beauties were American girls who cleverly teased out and stiffened their hair and adopted exotic names invariably beginning with “Z” – Zalumma, Zribeda, Zoledod, Zeleke. Pictured here is one of P. T. Barnum’s Circassian harem, Zoe Zobedia, a moss-haired and snake charmer! Limited edition print available exclusively on   Read more Barbara Levine, Circassian Women, Circus, Freaks, Sideshow Stars, Zoe Zobedia

6 Nude Male Photos are More Art than Science

from The Anatomy Lessons Collection on A 19th-century photographic invention commonly used for educational purposes comes alive today in this exceedingly rare group of images made from glass lantern slides. The slides, made around 1880, were probably used in medical schools to demonstrate muscle groups and other aspects of male anatomy. Today, the photographs strike us as unusual nude studies, more art than science.  Limited edition prints of these beautiful images are available exclusively at PROJECT B. all images from The Anatomy Lessons Collection on projectB.comLimited edition prints of these beautiful images are available exclusively at PROJECT B. Read more Antique Nude Male Photos, Gay, PROJECT B

13 Vintage Photos of Scary Halloween Masks

Photo, circa 1940s. Any guesses what they are dressed up as? Masks are great! Circa 1930s. Love the Pumpkin head mask! c. 1960s. Mickey Mouse with a Skull mask and is that a Bat girl with a Cinderella mask?! Creepy Cute! Circa 1920. Spooky masks! Amish Halloween?! Crazy animal mask! Circa 1910. These are very strange masks! This color photo from PROJECT B's rare originals store: 1970s Devil Dude in a witch mask - crazy! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! via Weird Tales, "Halloween was so much weirder back then: Creepy and Disturbing Halloween Photos"  Note: there were no credit lines in originating blog post so if any of the originals belong to your collection please let me know!   Read more Barbara Levine, Halloween, vintage Halloween photos

Mike the Cat

 Collection of Barbara Levine / PROJECT B "Mike the Cat", vintage photo c.1920. This devil kitty did not like getting his picture taken! Happy Halloween! Read more Barbara Levine, cats, Halloween, vintage photos « Newer articles 1 6 7 8 9 10 16 Older articles »