Mary Tyler Moore (1936 – 2017)

January 26, 2017 § 1 Comment

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Happy Boxing Day!

December 26, 2016 § 1 Comment

Boxing Day has a very special significance for me.  It’s the birthday of my Grandfather, Ben Benjamin, my motivation behind my blog. Enjoy your day!

Women Boxing On A Roof 1938.

Women Boxing On A Roof 1938.

INTRODUCING BEN BENJAMIN – The Historialist.

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Ben Benjamin.

A Curious Hand: The Prints of Henri-Charles Guérard (1846-1897)

December 11, 2016 § Leave a comment

Henri Charles Guérard, (1846-1897) At The NYPL Open now. Ends February 26th, 2017. Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

The Assault of the Shoe, 1888.

CUSTOMCRAFT by rossi, Another Family Relic From Past Shoe Days.

October 13, 2016 § 1 Comment

I found this shoe box in a closet filled with family photographs this summer.

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Museo Rossimoda della calzatura

Gucci Boot.

October 11, 2016 § 2 Comments

Acrylic Heels.

June 15, 2016 § 5 Comments

Throwback to the 70’s and 80’s.  These high end acrylic heeled shoes remind me of the sample shoes I would see as a child in my dad’s home office. I spotted these in the window of CHUCKiES on Madison Ave. the other day.

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Another Beautiful Illustration By Pin Up Artist Alberto Vargas.

May 31, 2016 § Leave a comment

French Inspired circa 1931

French Inspired circa 1931

Source: Vargas, Alberto Vargas and Reid Austin Bell Publishing Company.

Ballerina Moira Shearer

May 26, 2016 § 1 Comment

Ballerina Moira Shearer

Ballerina Moira Shearer, Source: In Vogue 75 Years.

Michael Sporn Animator.

May 24, 2016 § 1 Comment

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Michael Sporn ~Wikipedia

Alberto Vargas Pin Up Artist

May 23, 2016 § Leave a comment

Alberto Vargas Pin Up Artist.

A severely damaged Ziegfield poster, circa 1920 with the lower portion preserved.

A severely damaged Ziegfield poster, circa 1920 with lower portion preserved.Source: Vargas, Alberto Vargas and Reid Austin Bell Publishing Company

Source: Vargas, Alberto Vargas and Reid Austin Bell Publishing Company

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