Posts tagged the past
Posts tagged the past
Maud Wagner, the first known female tattooist in the U.S., 1911. In 1907, she traded a date with her husband-to-be for tattoo lessons. Their daughter, Lotteva Wagner, was also a tattooist.
Photograph courtesy of Margot Mifflin, author of “[Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo](http://www.powerhousebooks.com/site/?p=13792).”
To all the women who quietly made history.
This reminds me of this:
Finally, and this is important: even those women who weren’t inventors and intellectuals, even those women who really did spend all their lives doing stereotypical “women’s work”—they also built this world. The mundane labor of life is what makes everything else possible. Before you can have scientists and engineers and artists, you have to have a whole bunch of people (and it’s usually women) to hold down the basics: to grow and harvest and cook the food, to provide clothes and shelter, to fetch the firewood and the water, to nurture and nurse, to tend and teach. Every single scrap of civilized inventing and dreaming and thinking rides on top of that foundation. Never forget that.
Bisabuela Juanita, Abuelita María Lucha Quintana.
Vintage photography of people of color.
“These two photos…were a couple of my favourites, for their intimacy and for their use of the photobooth, the only place really where photos like this could be both taken and developed safely in the 1950s.”
A female Lockheed employee works on a P-38 Lighting - Burbank, CA - 1944
Pin-ups and Their Reference Photos
Every artist has to start somewhere. It’s fun to compare the photo to the painting and see what the artist chose to exaggerate or change completely. Though there’s a spark of life and personality in the faces of some of these models that the artist either couldn’t or chose not to capture. Glad the original photos survived.
Chekhov reading The Seagull to the company of the Moscow Arts Theatre
Youth in Alabama, 1910.
LGBTQ* Film History You Should Know
WINGS (1927, Academy Award Winning Film)
What is it about?
Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman become fighter pilots in World War I.
Why is it important?
This film is the oldest surviving footage of a same-sex onscreen kiss and often believed to be the FIRST same-sex kiss on film. WINGS is an important addition to film and queer history with its honest portrayal of the bond and interaction between two men as watched by an audience via celluloid prior to the “macho - men are men” attitude which would go on to flood mentality and film a decade later.