[Photo: Tamar Levine / Gallery Stock, via]
An early Mary Todd Lincoln photograph retouched by Mathew Brady, the famous 19th-century American photographer.
Our First Feature On “The Drug of the Year”, And Subsequent Covers
The woman carefully placed six small mounds of the powder on her hand with a tiny silver spoon while the men rolled crisp dollar bills into slim straws. Then all three of them snorted the powder into their nostrils with quick expert sniffs and sat back to watch the party with great grins and sudden euphoria.
Newsweek September 27, 1971
A helpful illustration how to properly kiss a lady.
[From a 1942 copy of LIFE, dug-up by Copyranter]
YOUR FACSIMILE NEWSPAPER OF TOMORROW!
Ready for you when you wake up, your newspaper of the future will be facsimile-printed through the night-in tabloid size, on a continuous roll. You will bring yourself up-to-the-minute on the highlights of the news…by seeing what is happening on the television screen of the same machine. Fantastic? It’s already planned for post-war home use!
Newsweek November 6, 1944
This is so intense. WHY HAVEN’T WE INVENTED THIS NEWS MACHINE YET, HUMANITY!?
“The thorough test of any cigarette is steady smoking”
You don’t know my throat, Camels!
So here we are still reeling from the past two weeks of ‘Mad Men’-mania, when we stumbled across this gallery on the 60s reality behind the series—and, most notably, this stunning August 1965 photo of the actress, model, sex symbol, and trailblazing French siren Brigitte Bardot.
[Photo: Ghislain Dussart / Gamma-Rapho-Getty Images. A special thanks to Gucci for sponsoring nwktumblr this week.]
The three-martini lunch: totally a real thing.