History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

12 April, 2012


Lovely smiles of the past!

The radiant smile of an unknown young woman with a plane. Source

Suffragettes Rose Sanderson and Elizabeth Freeman, 1913. Source

Marlene Dietrich, Berlin, 1928. Source

A smiling man in China, 1941. Source

A smiling woman pilot, undated. Source

 Portuguese artist Amadeo de Souza Cardoso, c. 1910s.  Source

Early woman pilot Katherine Stinson with her plane, c1910-1915. Source

Swimmer Betty Bernis, US, 1942. Source

New York Yankee Mickey Mantle, 1958. Source

A girl who works in kippering herring, Scotland, 1946. Source

Smiles from crews of downed planes after rescue by an American submarine, 1944. Source

A boy does the dishes with his dad, undated, the Netherlands. Source

Amelia Earhart smiles for the camera, 1937. Source

Fighter pilot Cpt. William Gates, Germany, 1948. Source

Playwright Lilian Hellman, US, 1948. Source

Actress filming a movie underwater, Bermuda, 1952. Source

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