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1933 by Amy Jeanne on Flickr.


Elite Styles Decmber 1924


"Rosie the Riveter Punches Hitler" Reference


arriving at a train station, April 8th 1936


Ernesto García “El Chango” Cabral


Louise Brooks photographed for Meeker Made Handbags, 1928


Hey tumblr, have you ever thought to yourself, “dang it’d sure be cool to set a project in something other than the current times,” but when you go to look up references on google, all you get is a horrible historical pastiche of days gone by?

Well boy howdy, do I have a reference for you!

The Wishbook Web has scans of entire consumer catalogs from past decades, ranging from the early 30s to the late 80s. Each catalog has pages upon pages of reference of clothing, accessories, and shoes for all ages, as well as toys, gadgets, and all sorts of junk that you might buy for yourself or your loved ones. While the website exclusively has Christmas catalogs, the photos and illustrations show products that you could use year-round.


1937 Cord 812 4 door by carphoto on Flickr.


Totally Texture Vector Creation Kit

Dowload it here: http://crtv.mk/pTi9


A woman on a farmer’s shoulder emphasizes a corn crop’s height in Minnesota, 1916.Photograph by A. W. Thompson, National Geographic

The photography of Stanley Kubrick c. 1940s-1950s (via)


New obsession: Coles Phillips. Here are some of my favourites of his magazine covers. Be lucky that I’m limited to 10 photos per post because there’d be a lot more. Holy crap, I love him.