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

19 August, 2012

Coca-Cola Comes to France

A series from LIFE capturing the French as they first meet Coke, 1950. (no product endorsement intended, haha). 

Photographs by Mark Kauffman, from the LIFE archives. 

Mark Kauffman, LIFE © Time Inc.

Mark Kauffman, LIFE © Time Inc.

Mark Kauffman, LIFE © Time Inc.

15 August, 2012

On Golden Sand

Finally! I'm settled and Interneted once more, in a shiny new city ready to start a masters--in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management, no less! 

But, more importantly, time for some photographs! How about starting with another visit to the beach?

From various archives-- see source links.

State Library and Archives of Florida

Kids playing on the beach, Sarasota, Florida, 1953. Source

National Library of New Zealand

People doing their best with a silver of beach, Oriental Bay, Wellington, NZ, c. 1930s. Source

State Library and Archives of Florida

A woman on Palm Beach, Florida, 1896. Source

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