★ Silver Screen Stars: Jayne Mansfield
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★ Silver Screen Stars: Jayne Mansfield

★ Pictured here in the 1950s, American actress Jayne Mansfield was born on this day in 1933. A major sex symbol in the 1950s and early 1960s, she was as famous for her personal life as for her professional career, and at the height of her fame she was the world’s most photographed… Continue reading

★ Family Portrait by George Eastman House (c.1915)
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★ Family Portrait by George Eastman House (c.1915)

★ Wonderfully vibrant Autochrome of a family on a day out, by George Eastman House (c.1915). I can’t get enough of early colour photographs like this, because they really show that the past wasn’t all drab shades of brown, black and… Continue reading