— Miss America 1924

“Ruth Malcomson (1906-1988) was Miss America in 1924. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was the amateur winner in the 1923 contest and returned to defeat incumbent Mary Campbell, who was seeking her third consecutive crown. At the time, being only a couple of years old, the beauty contest was sometimes still referred to as “The Atlantic City Pageant,” with the winner called “The Golden Mermaid.”

— Spring Green

The internet is awash with images that arrest my attention – hundreds and thousands of them – that float by and perhaps inform my thinking on some subconscious level within the work that we do.

 

…some of these images end up posted here – such as this one.

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— The First Ever Selfie

The picture shown above is considered by many to be the first photographic portrait ever taken  – and it was a ‘selfie’.

 

It was taken in 1839 by an amateur chemist and photography enthusiast from Philadelphia named Robert Cornelius, who captured the image by removing the lens cap and then running into frame where he sat for a minute before covering up the lens again on the back he wrote ‘The first light Picture ever taken, 1839’.

 

Via: Eperszáj és Rózsa

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— Madre Terra

(Updated): A few days ago we featured the cover layout of the launch issue of Flair magazine (which you can see here) with photography by Jeurgen Teller of the model Mariacarla Boscono.

 

Well, here’s the editorial, Mother Earth, from within the magazine featuring the heavily pregnant model.

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