Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
Experiments in the Principles of Space Travel (1955)
From Dreams of Space.
BOY’S OWN PAPER by old school paul, on Flickr
Now they don’t write articles like “Running a harmonica band” any more do they?
In 1955, a 14-year-old with ambitions to go to the moon built a robot he named Gismo, winning the Industrial Arts Competition run by the Ford Motor Company. Gismo walked, talked and waved his arms, and he cost $15 to make. He was one of 72 examples of craftsmanship by teenagers on display at the Waldorf-Astoria. Photo: Neal Boenzi/The New York Times
Princess Yvonne und Prince Alexander by their mother, Princess Marianne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, 1955.
Making a mother proud.
Taking the whole neo-Edwardian thing a little too far, methinks. Also, can’t fathom those sandals, with the brollies, and the frock coats.
But, you’ve got to admire their chutzpah.
Teddy Girls, England, 1955.
To see Christ as God and man is probably no more difficult today than it has always been, even if today there seem to be more reasons to doubt. For you it may be a matter of not being able to accept what you call a suspension of the laws of the flesh and the physical, but for my part I think that when I know what the laws of the flesh and the physical really are, then I will know what God is. We know them as we see them, not as God sees them. For me it is the virgin birth, the Incarnation, the resurrection which are the true laws of the flesh and the physical. Death, decay, destruction are the suspension of these laws. I am always astonished at the emphasis the Church puts on the body. It is not the soul she says that will rise but the body, glorified. I have always thought that purity was the most mysterious of the virtues, but it occurs to me that it would have never entered the human consciousness to conceive of purity if we were not to look forward to a resurrection of the body, which will be flesh and spirit united in peace, in the way they were in Christ. The resurrection of Christ seems the high point of the law of nature.
--Flannery O’Connor, Letters 1955 (via dmrichmon)
Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer on the set of “War and Peace.” Photograph by Milton H. Greene for LOOK Magazine, 1955.
Source: Library of Congress, LOOK Magazine Collection
Phil Gyford:I was reading about the composer Burt Bacharach and was intrigued that his father, Bert, was an authority on fashion. And I bought his book from 1955.
What a cover.
Find. Read. Inwardly digest.
For those of you that dont wear suits.So very true. :-) that’s why I strive my best to well groomed.
The Well Groomed Man – Right Dress by Bert Bacharach (1955).