Tuesday, August 02, 2011

the 1920s photos from fuckyeah1920s.tumblr have such a wide variety, from celebrities as Laurel and Hardy, Harold Llyod, Buster Keaton, and Babe Ruth, to kids with pedal cars (it's like Shorpy!)

The wonderful Laurel and Hardy
League against indecent bathers.... really. Some people had nothing bettter to do than interrupt total strangers enjoying a swim.
I've never seen a tool like that. Obviously there were better wrenches at the time, but I'm glad to have found this photo of an unusual obsolete tool
Motocycle chariots!
 1922 French Gran Prix
 Buster Keaton and Marion Mack in the movie "The General"
 At Western and 11th in 1925 Los Angeles
 Emergency landing in Teheran 1927
 Harold Llyod in "Hot Water" 1924
Jack Donovan in 1928 with his DeLage and the house that was the result of a huge Hollywood scandal (a level equivalent to George Clooney sueing Jennifer Aniston)
Jack Donovan was an actor, producer, architect, yachtsman, lifesaver, civil plaintiff, criminal defendant, bon vivant, playboy, mama’s boy, father, illegal landlord, spousal abuser, aviator, mental patient, perpetual litigant, animal lover, cafe proprietor, writer, Chairman of the Santa Monica Red Cross
this auction page is part of a huge 4 part report about the Donovan - Murray scandal and lawsuits at  http://paradiseleased.wordpress.com/2011/04/10/the-houses-that-jack-built-part-i/
 Santa drives a Packard! Macy's in New York 1925
Marion Davies, 1924 "The Cardboard Lover" what in the heck is she sitting in? That is TINY
Marion Davies again

 Lemonade and sandwich vendor

 Look at the incredible reflection in that cars paint.. wow

Pretty cool to find a photo of the Spirit of St Louis getting lettered
 Babe Ruth

 Wow, luxury bus!
 That is one monster huge car!

 A ford dealership and gas station... the sign over the rear bumper says, "Gas strictly cash"
 San Francisco parade, looks like Model T's under the facade of early tanks... pretty cool!
 Mary Astor on the set of the movie "Sea Tiger" 1927

 terrific dairy delivery trucks... lettered Cab A and Cab B... notice the small opera side windows to the right of the drivers side curtain window, and no side mirrors

 road sign painters
 Buick sales and service
that car's hood is as high as his shoulder!

 I've seen huge front shocks like that before on Grahams
 Been a while since youve seen dog carts I bet
 trying to compete with horses on the jump track?
 Should need no caption to tell you what that streamliner is... looks longer than a bus from the same year
 Some early kind of carnival ride I think
Miss Bradley has her very own pet deer. Beverly Hills, 1927
  all of these are from http://fuckyeah1920s.tumblr.com/ 

1 comment:

  1. All really, really cool photos but the top photo is actually the masters of slapstick Laurel & Hardy, not Abbot & Costello. Figured you'd want to know :)