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

31 March, 2012

A Scottish Bride

A sweet series documenting the courtship and wedding of an American soldier and Scottish woman who met while he was stationed in the UK, 1944. At some point between meeting and getting married they met the photographer, and re-staged some of the earlier parts for him, haha. 

Dedicated to Grace. :)



A recreation of the soldier's first meeting with his girl, in Edinburgh. Source



A recreation of their first date, Edinburgh. Source



A recreation of their first kiss. Source



The soldier writing to his commanding officer asking permission to marry his girlfriend. Source



The couple travels by train to Windsor for their marriage ceremony. Source



Wedding! Source



The bride wipes lipstick off her new husband's face. Source



A kiss for the bride from her husband's commanding officer. Source



Tea in bed for the newlyweds (let's hope she-- and the photographer-- knocked first!). Source



A spot of honeymoon... rowing in the Thames. Source



The couple tours Windsor Castle. Source



A bit of window shopping in Windsor. Source



The newlyweds walk in Windsor Great Park. Source

30 March, 2012

The Heat of Battle

Intense photographs of American soldiers fighting in Guam, 1944, by LIFE photographer W. Eugene Smith.

Warning: some graphic and disturbing content. 



























GIs treat a wounded combat dog. Source

























29 March, 2012

A Writer Writes

People writing!



Painter Maurice Utrillo writing, 1949. Source



Playwright Thornton Wilder writing near Saratoga Springs, New York, 1956. Source



Old Sikh men writing at a desk, India, 1946. Source



A nun writing in her room, 1948. Source



George Bernard Shaw writing in a notebook, 1914. Source



Author Mary McCarthy at her typewriter, 1944. Source



Renowned harpsichordist Wanda Landowska writes a letter, 1949. Source



Vladimir Nabokov writing in his car, Ithaca, New York, 1958. Source



Brazilian poet Rosalina Coelho writing with her lipstick, Brazil, 1943. Source



A little boy writing about the things he likes to do, 1948. Source



Queen Victoria, of course. 1892. Source



A woman writing in her notebook, 1940. Source



Art critic Bernard Berenson, Florence, Italy, 1948. Source



Actress Millie Perkins writing in her hotel room, NYC, 1959. Source



An American soldier writing a letter, Marshall Island, 1944. Source



Arthur Conan Doyle writing, 1912. Source



Marilyn Monroe writing at home in Hollywood, 1953. Source



Historian and newspaperman Douglas Southall Freeman writing copy in his office, Richmond, Virginia, 1940. Source



Charles Dickens writing, 1855. Source



An inmate at San Quentin prison sits alone in the mess hall writing a letter, 1947. Source



An American soldier writing a letter home, Korea, 1951. Source



Artist Augustus John writing at his desk, 1946. Source



A student writing a story for the Yale university paper, facing a wall covered with front pages of papers past, 1942. Source


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Search This Blog

Loading...