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jarrodis:

Pink window in the red light district, Tokyo, 2009 by Thomas Prior
sep 30, 2014 / 19.964 notities

jarrodis:

Pink window in the red light district, Tokyo, 2009 by Thomas Prior

vintagephotolibrary:

[Opera House staircase, Paris, France] (LOC)
sep 30, 2014 / 244 notities

vintagephotolibrary:

[Opera House staircase, Paris, France] (LOC)

sep 30, 2014 / 1 notitie
angrywhistler:

Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931)
sep 30, 2014 / 165 notities

angrywhistler:

Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931)

fleurdulys:

Portrait of Marthe de Florian - Giovanni Boldini
1898
sep 30, 2014 / 280 notities

fleurdulys:

Portrait of Marthe de Florian - Giovanni Boldini

1898


'Issey Miyake' ph. Quentin Saunier
sep 30, 2014 / 2.370 notities

'Issey Miyake' ph. Quentin Saunier

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sep 30, 2014
sep 29, 2014 / 70 notities

neonsinmyblood:

Back in 2010 a Parisian apartment on the Right Bank, near the Opéra Garnier, left unoccupied since 1942 was discovered.

It was owned by Madame de Floriana socialite and an actress – who fled to the South of France during the second world war, leaving everything behind. She never came back to Paris but kept on paying her rent until the day she died when she was 91.

It’s only after she died that someone – a Commissaire Priseur – Auctioneer – re-enter her apartment for the first time in over 70 years.

“There was a smell of old dust,” said Olivier Choppin-Janvry who made the discovery. Walking under high wooden ceilings, past an old wood stove and stone sink in the kitchen, he spotted a stuffed ostrich and a Mickey Mouse toy dating from before the war.

Taxidermy pieces were commonly found throughout Mme de Florian’s apartment. It was common to have taxidermy in one’s home back in the day, in fact, having a few as home decor was a sign of affluence.

They also found a painting by Giovanni Boldini, the subject a beautiful Frenchwoman who turned out to be the artist’s former muse, la belle Madame de Florian herself.

The expert could not find any records of the painting, until they found a card with a scribbled love note from Boldini, the painting was sold for €2.1 million, a world record for the artist.

sep 29, 2014 / 813 notities

photobigbang:

vintage press photo 50s

Paris NIGHT CLUB Miss MYSTERY Girl Contest 

sep 28, 2014 / 46.989 notities

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sep 28, 2014 / 71.999 notities

1956- Gordon Parks documented the everyday lives of an extended black family living in rural Alabama under Jim Crow segregation for Life magazine’s photo-essay “The Restraints: Open and Hidden.” (via)

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kowalskivision:

Autocomplete / print
sep 28, 2014 / 3.276 notities
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pokec0re:

I adore this

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