Lost Splendor

Past and present by an archives student and new Bostonian. @freifraufitz


September, 1951 by Nina Leen (via LIFE)
Book and Belt Loop: United States, 1948 by Alfred Eisenstaedt (via LIFE)
"Teenagers from Stephens College, Columbia, MO, on their yearly ‘grand tour’ of Wash., D. C., Annapolis & West Point." 1939 by Alfred Eisenstaedt (via LIFE)
"Teenage couple engaged in titillatingly intimate game of passing a ring from one side to the other using only mouth-held pencils during parlor game while on a date." Oklahoma, 1948 by Alfred Eisenstaedt (via LIFE)
Chapters, 1945 by Martha Holmes (via LIFE)
Zeppelin on the Skyline: German zeppelin seen above the Woolworth Building, New York City, 1928 (LIFE)
Toward 42nd: New York City, 1946 (LIFE)

Night at the Circus: 1949 (via LIFE)
Eton College During the Second World War (via Retronaut)
V-J Day, 1945: A Nation Lets Loose (via LIFE)
Caption from the August 27, 1945, issue of LIFE. ”In the middle of New York’s Times Square a white-clad girl clutches her purse and skirt as an uninhibited sailor plants his lips squarely on hers.” 

V-J Day, 1945: A Nation Lets Loose (via LIFE)

Caption from the August 27, 1945, issue of LIFE. ”In the middle of New York’s Times Square a white-clad girl clutches her purse and skirt as an uninhibited sailor plants his lips squarely on hers.” 


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Studying Radioside, c. 1944 (via LIFE)
(via The Wedding of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier, September 12, 1953 | HOW TO BE A RETRONAUT)
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LIFE Magazine, c. 1949.  Click for Source.