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Lovely Ladies of Yesteryear (in B&W)


"QUANTUM SHOT" #171


Glamour, fashion (and fun!) in the 50s and 60s

I have to admit this post is a pure indulgence, a collection of images from various little known European forums, and nostalgic communities that preserve that certain innocent quality and loveliness, often lost in modern commercial photography. These models actually seem to enjoy themselves, be genuinely happy and alluring at the same time. The fashions were something else again.

Sources: vintage magazine scans, advertisements and calendars; many images have been preserved by such sites as Vintage Girl Watchers, Italian Digilander site,
wonderful blogs like The Wistful Republic and "Vintage Photo" community




































in the forest:







on the road:









Favorite past-times of the "proper" lady?

Math, of course!


lots of reading:


creative housekeeping:

Source: Vintage Photo
Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS


Contemplating the dating scene: (see this hilarious video)
"Women Keep Your Virtue"

via Misscellania

and something more exotic - like joining Air Force:

"IMPERIAL IRAN AIR FORCE", 1965



CONTINUE TO PAGE 2:
LOVELY LADIES IN COLOR!


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YOUR COMMENTS::

4 Comments:

Blogger Christopher Trottier said...

The Iranian women's air force rocks my socks off. As far as the "Women Keep Your Virtue" video is concerned, I'm posting that tonight. That's bloody awesome.

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Anonymous Raoul said...

Ditto. That Harry Enfield piece was awesome! Comedy at its best. Thanks Avi!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, who's that stunning lady between the jumping & lady with cat photos?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/avi_abrams/422518386/sizes/o/

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, found your source and unfortunately it gives no name. She's presented just as some random encounter. Damn. She's one of the most attracting creatures I've ever seen. Absolutely stunning.

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