April 30, 2013

Photos of librarians in the 1920s

Flavorwire has a collection of vintage photos of librarians inspired by My Daguerreotype Librarian ("A tumblr dedicated to literally or figuratively hunky and babely librarians from the past.").  A couple of the photos are from the 20s so I thought I'd share some photos of libraries and librarians. 

Paul Brockett, librarian at the Smithsonian National Academy of Science, July 1924.  [Via]


Student Edith Wilson in the library science study hall at the University of Michigan, 1928.  [Via]


Brig. Gen. R.E. Noble, librarian of the Army Medical Library, November 1924.  [Via]


LA Public Library's bookmobile for the sick, 1928.  [Via]


Woman reading on top of a ladder, circa 1920.  [Via]


Library card used in 1928-29.  [Via]

April 25, 2013

A behind the scenes look at the costumes from The Great Gatsby

I came across a couple of videos about the costumes that Catherine Martin designed for the movie.  She talks a little bit about the hosiery and the vintage jewelry from Tiffany's that inspired her designs.