Tennis Anyone? Ralph Lauren, 1972

Sun 15 Mar 2015 - Filed under: 1970s,Historic Images,Sport — Christian
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Last week my local courts were two feet deep in snow untrodden throughout the winter. Now it’s all gone and I suspect the courts will open this week.

According to the tumblr page where I found this image, it’s a Ralph Lauren ad that dates to 1972. It may be the earliest RL print ad I’ve seen, and I think is notable for how early he had developed his signature narrative, tradition-inspired and aspiration marketing imagery. — CC

Heyday Harvard

Thu 5 Mar 2015 - Filed under: 1950s,1960s,Historic Images — Christian
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While researching the Harvard dorm rooms post for Masculine Interiors last week, I came across some student shots from the late ’40s up to 1960 or so. Note filthy sneakers in top image. — CC (Continue)

 

Harvard Dorm Rooms, 1899

Thu 26 Feb 2015 - Filed under: Historic Images — Christian
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This morning at Masculine Interiors I put up a gallery of 14 Harvard student rooms circa 1899. No idea if the inhabitants were the turn-of-the-century equivalent of bros.

Head over here to see the full gallery. — CC

 

Republican Young Fogeys Celebrate International Pipe Smoking Day

Fri 20 Feb 2015 - Filed under: 1960s,Historic Images — Christian
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Today is International Pipe Smoking Day. You don’t need to be a young fogey or Republican to celebrate it, though it probably helps.

Pictured above is a photo that originally appeared in LIFE Magazine in 1963. You can buy a print of it at AllPosters.com where it bears the title “Pipe Smokers Listening to Speech by Senator Barry M. Goldwater at Young Republican Convention.”

Puff away. It’ll help you stay warm. — CC

 

Brooks Civvies: The New Yorker, 1945

Thu 19 Feb 2015 - Filed under: 1920s-'40s,Historic Images — Christian
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Perhaps the heyday of the Ivy League Look began not in the ’50s, but the moment after World War II’s detente.

In this 1945 New Yorker cartoon, a soldier returns home from the war and is told by his mother to immediately get himself some mufti at Brooks Brothers to show that everything is all right in the world. — CC

 

The Snow-Covered Campus

Sun 15 Feb 2015 - Filed under: Historic Images — Christian
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uva

 Inspired by our frigid Northeastern temperatures, I performed a Google search for snowy campuses and found some lovely images. Forget the crappy, icy, snowy mess outside your door and daydream over the beauty of snow-covered traditional architecture at institutions of higher learning.

Above, UVA. Below, Brown:

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Wake Forest:

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