1. a suffragette on a scooter

English socialite and activist, Lady Florence Norman, commuting in London to her job as a supervisor on a motor scooter in 1916. It was a present from her husband the journalist and liberal politician, Sir Henry Norman.

Found on Vintage Everyday.

 

2. Footwear inspiration – art socks

Stylist and blogger behind View from the Topp,  Kate Brien, styles up Sock Drawer Art Collection socks with shoes from her own collection, for Vogue.com.

 

3. An outdoor school in The Netherlands

Found on Flickr.

 

4. A little girl in Peru with her baby alpaca

Found on Flickr

5. Only in Japan: straw sculptures in a rice field

Each year on the last day of August, artists and their team of workers create giant sculptures out of leftover rice straw for the Wara Art Festival, an event celebrating the end of the rice harvest. The works include a dinosaur, duck, rhinoceros, even a wooly mammoth.

Found on Inhabitat.

6. showgirls Backstage in New York, circa 1950

In December 1958, LIFE magazine published a 200-page special issue on the glories and absurdities of American entertainment, which included this particular feature entitled “Without the Girls, Show Biz Is No Biz”, and its extraordinary portraits of showgirls by photographer, and director of the film, Shaft, Gordon Parks.

Found on Vintage Everyday.

8. Waiters serve tea on a moving train travelling between Peshawar and Lahore, Pakistan

Photographed by Steve McCurry.

 

9. “The New Hairdryer”, circa 1946

Taken by Wallace Kirkland and found in the LIFE archives.

 

10. Vintage New York tablecloth

Found on Mate Gallery.

 

11. Footage of life in Berlin just days after the Second World War ended

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