Chillaxing with The Commons

November 8th, 2009

Kittens, retro kids and fashionable ladies from the past are all I want to look at on the internets lately. How great are The Commons?

State Library of Queensland, Australia | Powerhouse Museum Collection | Australian War Memorial Collection | Smithsonian Institution | nha.library | National Media Museum | George Eastman House | Nationaal Archief

25 Comments

  1. Stefanie says:

    These are great, wow! Thanks for posting these :)

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  2. Jazzi M says:

    amazing. and dying over that wee mouse hanging on the table in the last picture! hahaha

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  3. scaredy-cat says:

    Oh, I want to be that lady with short hair and round glasses!

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  4. PinkBow says:

    vintage photographs are so breath-taking, glad you posted these :)

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  5. Lizzy says:

    what an amazing selection, thanks for posting all these. i love trawling http://www.shorpy.com for similarly stylish vintage ladies. just the best thing to draw.

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  6. melissa says:

    some of these are really cute. looking at these i think that retro kids’ childhoods always seem more fun than mine!

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  7. Vivi says:

    Such great vintage images! I especially love the series of the dog and cats jumping and the one of the little girl sleeping with the dolls is so lovely.

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  8. E says:

    UHM THESE ARE AMAZING. THAT FIRST ONE. I nearly died.

    HILARIOUS.

    and wonderful.

    THANK YOU.

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  9. Vivi says:

    By the way, loved this stuff and blogged about it too! Thanks for sharing!

    http://hivingout.blogspot.com/2009/11/nickolas-muray.html

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  10. linda says:

    lovely! how i wish these styles would become more available!

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  11. agathine says:

    i’m juste sooooooo in love with your blog…and so sad you don’t post more often.

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  12. Joy says:

    OH, i love your blog – such an inspiration to me!!

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  13. terra says:

    how i hate time for stealing the glamour of the past from us
    these are lovely ;-)

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  14. Shokoofeh says:

    wow great finds! :)
    I love “the commons” too!

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  15. super gorgeous, all of them! :)

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  16. Claire says:

    I didn’t know about The Commons until I saw this post, now I’m hooked! Thanks Kris :)

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  17. agneta says:

    Yes yes yes, I am so happy that I have found your superb blog. Your photos are extraordinary and I love them!

    My I I borrow some photos to my blog if I refer to your blog?

    Peace & Love

    Agneta & Sweden

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  18. HBombles says:

    LOVE those old bathing suits. Especially the goofy men’s ones!

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  19. I so love the animals in the pics:)

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  20. kim smith says:

    you are just so lovely.
    fell in love with your illustrations. then realized you did the course i’m applying for!
    doing a foundation at camberwell right now.
    oh. oh. ohhhhh.
    kim xo

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  21. Diana says:

    Love it, preciosas imágenes!!

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  22. Baz says:

    Ah, “The Commons” is great. Have you ever seen the “My Parents Were Awesome” tumblr? You may like some of the photographs there as well, they’re cute.

    http://myparentswereawesome.tumblr.com/page/8

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  23. Hummy says:

    Another reason to love Flickr!

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  24. rose says:

    Your blog is such a beautiful discovery, so inspiring ! I can’t wait to read you again !

    Rose.

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  25. Lilee says:

    nice blog!
    -lilee

    xx

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