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23 April 2014 @ 21:30

Swedish advertisement for rubber boots from 1934.

Interesting that there were heels on the women’s boots. Rubber boots also became very popular around this time in Iceland. They were also very expensive at this time. Actually they’re still kinda expensive….


Tags: #svenska #swedish #rubber boots #gummistiefel #gummistövlar #1930s
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23 April 2014 @ 21:18

"The Dance". Advertisement for Capillo hair tonic, 1930 (Swedish)

Intro: The delight of well-groomed hair.
Sign: ? The secret ?
End: The secret was CAPILLO. The hair’s alpha and omega (first and last).
xxxxxx
…Seems more to me like the secret is “just act crazy”…


Tags: #svenska #swedish #vintage #black and white #silent film #1930s #video

23 April 2014 @ 19:35

A split-second scene from a Swedish documentary about Easter… I don’t know the original source.
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A split-second scene from a Swedish documentary about Easter… I don’t know the original source.


Tags: #sverige #sweden #påsk #påskdagen #easter

17 April 2014 @ 02:39

Gamla böcker från Google som handlar om Island, eller är på isländska. /  Old books, about Iceland and/or in Icelandic, freely available from Google Ebooks and put into a small folder.Några sidor från gamla tidningar (isländska, svenska, färöiska). / Some old periodical pages, in Icelandic, Swedish, and Faroese. (link pending, need to sift through and upload)
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Gamla böcker från Google som handlar om Island, eller är på isländska. /  Old books, about Iceland and/or in Icelandic, freely available from Google Ebooks and put into a small folder.

Några sidor från gamla tidningar (isländska, svenska, färöiska). / Some old periodical pages, in Icelandic, Swedish, and Faroese. (link pending, need to sift through and upload)


Tags: #íslenska #svenska #färöiska #føroyskt #vintage

17 April 2014 @ 02:34

From here.If you know of a photo date or any extra information, please let me know.
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From here.
If you know of a photo date or any extra information, please let me know.


Tags: #vintage #retro #bw #black and white #monochrome

17 April 2014 @ 02:32

shephaestion:


three Yale students in drag, c. 1883. 

where is my time machine so logo can sponsor RuPaul’s Victorian Drag Race !

If anyone has more info on this photo, please tell me.
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shephaestion:

three Yale students in drag, c. 1883.

where is my time machine so logo can sponsor RuPaul’s Victorian Drag Race !

If anyone has more info on this photo, please tell me.


Reblogged from shephaestion via shephaestion.
Tags: #crossdressing #1880s #reblog
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17 April 2014 @ 02:24

“Skattkammaren, Uppsala domkyrka: Sturedräkterna. Bars av Svante Sture (*1517) och hans söner Nils (*1543) och Erik (*1546) då de mördades av Erik XIV på Uppsala slott den 24 Maj 1567. / The treasury, Uppsala Cathedral: The Sture costumes. Belonged to Svante Sture (*1517) and his sons Nils (*1543) and Erik (*1546) who were murdered by King Erik XIV at Uppsala Castle on the 24th of May, 1567.”
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Skattkammaren, Uppsala domkyrka: Sturedräkterna. Bars av Svante Sture (*1517) och hans söner Nils (*1543) och Erik (*1546) då de mördades av Erik XIV på Uppsala slott den 24 Maj 1567. 

/ The treasury, Uppsala Cathedral: The Sture costumes. Belonged to Svante Sture (*1517) and his sons Nils (*1543) and Erik (*1546) who were murdered by King Erik XIV at Uppsala Castle on the 24th of May, 1567.”


Tags: #uppsala #church #traditional clothing #traditional dress #sverige

17 April 2014 @ 02:21

Gustavianum, Uppsala, Sweden. They preserved body parts, and also dissected corpses on a table in an assembly-like room to show off medical advances.

1. “Hjärtan från olika djur, använda i undervisningen, sent 1800-tal. Medicinsk cellbiologi. / Hearts from different animals used as a teaching aid, late 19th century. Medical Cell Biology.”

(The site’s own translation)
The Anatomical Theatre was supposed to be used as a classroom for teaching Medicine. Up until 1766 dissections were carried out in front of medical students and a paying public on criminals who had been executed.

During the last part of the 18th century and onwards the Anatomical Theatre was used by the University Library. Around the middle of the 19th century the interior was demolished and the upper section functioned as a zoological museum. In the 1950s the theatre was restored to its former state.

Anatomiska teatern var tänkt att användas som lektionssal vid undervisningen i medicin. För att så många som möjligt skulle kunna följa de anatomiska demonstrationerna byggdes teatern för hela 200 personer. Tyvärr kom den inte att användas på det sätt som var tänkt från början. Mellan 1663 och 1766 förekom endast ett tiotal dissektioner som man känner till med säkerhet. Det var främst avrättade brottslingar som användes vid dessa tillfällen.

Under senare delen av 1700-talet och framåt användes Anatomiska teatern av universitetets bibliotek. Vid mitten av 1800-talet revs innanmätet och lokalen kom att fungera som ett zoologiskt museum. På 1950-talet restaurerades teatern och återställdes till sitt ursprungliga skick.


Tags: #gustavium #uppsala #sverige #sweden #macabre

17 April 2014 @ 01:58

"The annual flood in England", Fálkinn, 1930.
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"The annual flood in England", Fálkinn, 1930.


Tags: #1930s #england #britain #great britain #black and white #monochrome

17 April 2014 @ 01:56

1. 1936: A foreign paper published a very butchered recipe for making an Icelandic national dish, so Iceland reported about it and published a real recipe.

2. 1939: Alþýðublaðið, 14th June 1939. It describes a typical Icelandic breakfast as a cup of coffee and bread with (usually) margarine. “Thumbelina” is the comic to the right. It describes a Norwegian breakfast thus:

1. 1/3 litre fresh (whole) milk
2. 1/2 orange
3. 1 skonrok or “knekkebröd” (hard/stale bread basically), or flatbread, with butter and whey cheese over top.
4. Coarse bread (kjarnabrauð/wholewheat and rye bread) with butter and whey cheese, amount based on appetite.
5. To finish off, a large carrot or at least a piece of a carrot. Or 1/2 an apple.

3. Sheet music from a student paper from Reykjavík, published in the January-February 1930 edition.

4. Advice for how to be a gentleman. Morgunblaðið, 13th September 1939.

5. Advice for taking care of children/babies. Morgunblaðið, 10th May 1939.

6. Article about the national bun day. From Morgunblaðið, Sunday, 4th of February 1940.


Tags: #íslenska #icelandic #music #tónlist #sheet music
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17 April 2014 @ 01:47

Manual coffee grinder that still works and is used often. From my father-in-law’s grandmother.
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Manual coffee grinder that still works and is used often. From my father-in-law’s grandmother.


Tags: #vintage #retro
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17 April 2014 @ 01:44

From “The World’s Railways” by Christopher Chant.

1 & 2. “LEFT: In the early days, passengers often had to walk across a number of lines to get to their trains.
RIGHT: Finland in the 1920s.”

3. "Centennial club car decorated in the 1890 motif which was in service on the Santa Fe streamliner Kansas City Chief."

4 - 8. "The Union Limited was a luxury one-class express service linking Cape Town and Pretoria in South Africa from 1910 and was extremely popular. Top left is the dining car; top right the observation car, and bottom left shows a cabin interior.

BELOW RIGHT: The Union Express arriving at Johannesburg, South Africa, circa 1930.”

9 & 10. "ABOVE: Heavy-duty freight sometimes required the support of ‘helper’ locomotives, particularly up steep inclines.

BELOW: The celebrated Flying Hamburger, the glamorous German streamlined diesel express of the 1930s. The process of adoption of diesel power in the U.S.A. spread to Europe in a more diffuse, less dramatic way.”

11. "The central aisle allowed passengers to move freely and lighting was improved from the 1860’s when kerosine lamps replaced candle-burning lanterns."


Tags: #trains #railways #railroads #1800s #1900s

17 April 2014 @ 01:28

Old Movies & Books

- “Global Image Works”, where you can buy the rights to old movies and such. You can’t browse their site, but if you search for something you can view their videos. They also have a YouTube account where they link to other channels.

books:

Worldwideschool.org
Gutenberg.org
Archive.org

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Old and new Reykjavík photos - http://reykjavikurmyndir.hjalti.com/?page_id=17

Photos of Russia, in colour, taken between 1909 and 1912 - http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html

1939 photos of Japanese ladies - http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?11138-1939-Book-of-photos-of-Japanese-Ladies

Browse old advertisements by subject and date (1800’s to present-day) - http://www.vintageadbrowser.com/

Mostly Indiana Jones prop replicas, but also makes old passport replicas. Possibly could replicate something else if you send them a note? - http://www.indyprops.com/

The Reykjavik Municipal Archives. A bit hard to navigate - http://borgarskjalasafn.is/

Basically the same as above, also has links to libraries from the other Nordic countries that may have similar things - http://www.skjaladagur.is/
Example gallery: http://www.skjaladagur.is/2008/index.html

Old postcards from Chicago - http://chuckmancollectionvolume4.blogspot.com/

1930’s fashions - http://www.flickr.com/photos/texasgirl_333/sets/72157621795840320/

LONG videos of swing/jazz/etc. - http://t.co/YNhZDNiF

Good photo and date reference to go with the names of each hat type - http://www.hatworksbypaul.com/pork_pie/

Crease types in the tops of hats, edging, hat bows, and what decade it means it’s from -  http://mrlapel.blogspot.com/2008/11/what-about-hats-part-2.html


17 April 2014 @ 01:26

1. Dimmalætting, issue 105, 3rd June 2011.

2. Några stycken recept från Helga Sigurðardóttir,

3. Notice in the back of a library book from 1959. It says you can borrow a book for 20 days and the late fee is 10 aurar per book per day.


Tags: #faroese #faroe islands #faroes #føroyskt #1950s

17 April 2014 @ 01:24

Japan, 1930-talet


Tags: #japan #1930s #vintage #antique #kimono



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