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Posted on 16th Apr at 12:25 AM, with 1,737 notes

Ann-Margret in Bye Bye Birdie (George Sidney - 1963)

Posted on 16th Apr at 12:20 AM, with 14 notes
What I did while friends in multiple places were having a good time…

friendshipandmagic:

Fuck Yeah, I watched Barney’s Great Adventure!

Barney’s singin’ and shit

Er’body’s applauding 

Barney can talk to feet with his feet

He’s all lookin’ in the mirror trying to brighten the mood

Flying airplanes made outta logs

Huggin bratty ole kids

Holdin’ a wish maker ftw!!

Go back in doll form. pwn <—no one says anymore.

I also cried at this part^ 

He just ‘leaves’ without saying goodbye.. LOVE 

Posted on 15th Apr at 7:43 PM, with 310 notes
tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1855-95, [carte de visite portrait of “Little Molly Brown”, the only female bareback somersault rider in the world], Watkins’ Yosemite Art Gallery
via the Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Carl Mautz Collection
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tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1855-95, [carte de visite portrait of “Little Molly Brown”, the only female bareback somersault rider in the world], Watkins’ Yosemite Art Gallery

via the Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Carl Mautz Collection

Tagged: #vintage, #circus, #1800s,
Posted on 15th Apr at 7:42 PM, with 219 notes

the-dark-city:

Sisters Elvira and Jenny Lee Snow and Schlitze Surtees - cast members of Tod Browning’s “Freaks” (1932)

Posted on 15th Apr at 7:38 PM, with 989 notes
vintagegal:

"Pip and Flip- Twins from the Yucatan" were actually Jenny Lee and Elvira Snow from Georgia.
They suffered from microcephaly, characterised by abnormally small craniums which gave rise at the time to the term “pinhead”. Like most microcephaly sufferers the Snow sisters were mentally retarded, but although based at Coney Island, they also travelled with the World Circus Sideshow for many years.
You might recognize them in Tod Browning’s 1932 film “Freaks”. (x)
 
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vintagegal:

"Pip and Flip- Twins from the Yucatan" were actually Jenny Lee and Elvira Snow from Georgia.

They suffered from microcephaly, characterised by abnormally small craniums which gave rise at the time to the term “pinhead”. Like most microcephaly sufferers the Snow sisters were mentally retarded, but although based at Coney Island, they also travelled with the World Circus Sideshow for many years.

You might recognize them in Tod Browning’s 1932 film “Freaks”. (x)

 

Posted on 15th Apr at 7:35 PM, with 2,274 notes

odditiesoflife:

The Euphonia - A Bizarre and Scary Vintage Talking-Machine

This “marvelous talking-machine” seems more of the stuff of nightmare than dreams was called the Euphonia. It consisted of a bizarre-looking head that spoke in a “weird, ghostly monotone” voice and was manipulated with foot pedals and a keyboard.

By pumping air with the bellows and manipulating a series of plates, chambers, and other apparatus, including an artificial tongue, the operator could make it speak any European language. It was even able to sing the anthem God Save the Queen. The Euphonia was invented in 1845 by Joseph Faber, a German immigrant. A little known fact is that this machine greatly influenced the invention of the telephone.

The Euphonia was first exhibited at the Musical Fund Hall in Philadelphia. Its imitation of human speech was remarkably advanced given the state of technology at the time. Many who viewed the machine in action made the accusation that a small person must have been hidden inside. Apparently anyone who inspected the Euphonia’s mechanical workings was convinced that no trickery was involved, such as Faber employing a ventriloquist.

Frustrated at the lack of interest with his invention, Farber accompanied P. T. Barnum, of Barnum and Bailey’s Circus, to London. The Euphonia was again put on display at London’s Egyptian Hall and for the next several decades, it remained a part of Barnum’s exhibits. The financial returns for Faber, however, were extremely low and he ended up committed suicide without achieving the fame or fortune he had worked so hard for.

In a curious twist of fate, one person who happened to see the Euphonia in London and came away deeply impressed was Melville Bell, the father of the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell.

source 1, 2

Posted on 14th Apr at 5:42 AM, with 29,343 notes

James Dean / sitting in his Porsche 550 Spyder, in which he was driving when he had the accident that resulted in his death on September 30, 1955.
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James Dean / sitting in his Porsche 550 Spyder, in which he was driving when he had the accident that resulted in his death on September 30, 1955.

Posted on 14th Apr at 5:41 AM, with 275,752 notes

lowkeywalker:

brownglucose:

cj-sewers:

It blows my mind that after all this time you’ve spent on earth, nobody ever bothered to tell you that your eyes aren’t fucking brown.

They are copper against honey and sage and when they water they glow, two perfect orbs the same shade as nature after it rains.


You’re not as simple as they wanted you to be.

"you’re not as simple as they wanted you to be"

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