Sunday, August 11, 2013

Random Photos

Photos I have saved for some reason or t'other. It is not my idea of Sunday Selections. They aren't even my photos but I suppose it could be Sunday Selections.

I only remember Princess Margaret as being older, with her face showing signs of having enjoyed a very good life, but when younger she was really quite beautiful. She is chatting here with Imelda Marcos of The Philippines, possibly discussing jewellery. I think Meg rather liked jewellery and I am sure Imelda did.


Are the forties and fifties not the most wonderful period for women's fashion? Lucy looks great and there is a lot to like in this photo, clothes wise and building wise, but just not Desi's shorts and legs. The photo is from the marvellous photo archive site Shorpy.com.


I don't know much about Golda Meir, former Prime Minister of Israel, but I know a decent amount about Margaret Thatcher. I expect they had much in common. "Oy vey, Margaret."


The staff who look after the public image of the Emperor of Japan and his wife were clearly absent when this photo with Australian Prime Minister Gough and Mrs Whitlam was taken.


I am not sure what 'it' is, so I can't suggest whether former Australian Prime Minister Gillard did it or didn't. Is that Stalin's arm?

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  1. hmmmm NO! Golda Meir was a socialist, kibbutznik, trade unionist and fighter for the working classes. Thatcher was a right wing beast, dedicated to destroying the working classes.

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    1. Thanks Hels, I did recall enough to know she wasn't of the right. They were both passionate in their beliefs then.

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  2. Nice photos. I agree the forties and fifties had some lovely women's fashions. One thing I didn't like from those times were those silly hats with a net piece hanging over part of the face, sometimes embroidered, sometimes beaded or sequined. I suppose they were meant to look mysterious, but I just thought they'd interfere with vision.

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    1. River, I loved those hats. Yes, mysterious. I recall Mother has a white one she wore to a wedding. Google image of political commentator Annabel Crabb who wears forties fashion and looks very nice.

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  3. An interesting and telling selection - about women and families, politics and power. Some of the fashions were good to look at but the skirts were so tight and the stilletto heels with pointy toes crippled. Hippies liberated our feet!

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    1. Christine, but wasn't the line of the tight skirts so nice. Yes, pointy shoes should never had been allowed. The women who wore them no doubt ended up with foot problems.

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  4. oh I love those eras too. I love the simplicity in lines. That Lucy family photo is divine.

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    1. M, I thought it was lovely too.

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  5. The shot o the Emperor of Japan and his missus made me laugh Andrew, someone has a wonderful sense of humour :)

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    1. Grace, you can be sure nowadays they would not be arranged like that.

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