Incredible Colorized Photos Show What Life of the U.S. Looked Like in the 1930s and ’40s

Street kids at play, Georgetown, Washington D.C., Summer 1935

The Great Depression was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world, lasting from 1929 to 1939. It began after the stock market crash of October 29, 1929, the “Black Tuesday”, which sent Wall Street into a panic and wiped out millions of investors.

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Street smart, Washington, D.C., 1935

Over the next several years, consumer spending and investment dropped, causing steep declines in industrial output and employment as failing companies laid off workers. By 1933, when the Great Depression reached its lowest point, some 15 million Americans were unemployed and nearly half the country’s banks had failed.

Cigar store owner and his Indian, Manchester, New Hampshire, October 1936

The end to the Great Depression came about in 1941 with America’s entry into World War II. America sided with Britain, France and the Soviet Union against Germany, Italy, and Japan. The loss of lives in this war was staggering.

Son of a woodcutter, Eden Mills, Vermont, August 1936

The European part of the war ended with Germany’s surrender in May 1945. Japan surrendered in September 1945, after the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

These incredible vintage photos were colorized by Lamont Cranston that revived life of the U.S. in the 1930s and 1940s.

Steelworker listening to an unseen union organizer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, July 1936

18 year-old mother from Oklahoma in California, March 1937

Anton Weber, a resettled farmer, Tompkins County, New York, September 1937

Biker girl, summer 1937

Men on “Skid Row”, Modesto, California, March 1937

Rosie’s Cafe, Texas, 1937

Sharecropper family, Hazlehurst, Georgia, July 1937

A farm wife waits for her husband at a farm auction near Oskaloosa, Kansas, October 1938

Magazine stand, Omaha, Nebraska, November 1938

Parade watchers, 1938

Father and daughter, 1939

Migrant workers camped beside a road near Prague, Oklahoma, June 1939

Tour guide, 1939 World’s Fair, New York City

Wife and child of an itinerant cane furniture maker, Wagoner County, Oklahoma, June 1939

Grand Central Station, New York City, April 1940

Moviegoers outside the Monroe Theater, Chicago, July 1940

Rainy day on Main Street, Norwich, Connecticut, November 1940

Teenagers and their jalopy, Belle Glade, Florida, June 1940

Couple, Chicago, 1941

High St., Holyoke, Massachusetts, September 1941

Teenage girls at a water fountain, Caldwell Idaho, June-July 1941

Three young women outside a church, southside Chicago, Easter morning 1941

Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival in May 1941

Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival in May 1941

A Grumman F4F Wildcat fighter plane displayed at a war bond event, Columbus Circle, New York City, September 1942

Girl sitting alone in the Sea Grill Bar waiting for a pickup, Washington, D.C., April 1942

Hollywood girl, 1942

Mrs. Ethel Oxley in the drugstore that her family ran on the main street of Southington, Connecticut for more than 200 years, 1942

Oxley’s Drug Store, Southington, Connecticut, May 1942

People gathered for Memorial Day commemoration on the town green, Southington, Connecticut, 30 May 1942

Jitterbugs, Washington DC, April 1943

People waiting for a Greyhound Bus in Indianapolis, Indiana, September 1943

Two 18 year-old ‘pit women’, June 1943. They worked near Concord, New Hampshire at a timber salvage sawmill

Waiting for a train, 1943

A crowd watching the news line on the Times building at Times Square, 6 June 1944

Shoe shiners take a lunch break, New York City, 1947

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/incredible-colorized-photos-show-what-life-of-the-u-s-looked-like-in-the-1930s-and-40s/

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Italian Artist Proves Tattoos Look Good On More Than People’s Skin By Putting Them On His Sculptures

Time and time again, people have proven that putting two seemingly unlikely things together can result in something even cooler than the original elements. Why do you think Reese’s is so darn good!?

More: Fabio Viale, Instagram h/t: boredpanda

Meet Fabio Viale, artist and sculptor, who took a bit of an unorthodox step in merging two unlikely forms of art together—sculpting and tattoos. OK, you may argue that these do belong together because tattoos go on bodies. Sure. But on a body made from a stone slab? Yeah, you better believe that it’s possible, and Viale pulls it off perfectly.

Fabio Viale is a sculptor, and by default a tattooist, from Turin, Italy. Besides the many unique things he has done thus far, Viale is also the man behind a very intriguing mix of marble, classicism, and tattoos.

In other words, he creates classical statues—like ones from ancient Greece and Rome—except he also applies tattoos to them, surprisingly in a very similar fashion as one would tattoo a human.

The reason why the tattoos look so realistic on what is essentially a rock is because very similar techniques are used here as well. You see, it’s not painted over, but rather color injected into the porosity of the material.

“I have used several techniques in collaboration with well-known restorers and chemical centers, but the process I use is simply based on the penetration of the pigment into the first millimeter of the surface,” explained Viale.

Some years ago, Viale met a Russian tattooist who had a bunch of odd symbols on his hands. Being curious, he asked him about it, which inevitably led him to the light bulb moment you see materialize in his art.

“Like all art, creativity is a mystery. I start from an image that I try to make clear in my mind,” elaborates Viale on the whole process. “Then I face it from a technical point of view, I try to understand all the problems, times, costs, etc. Then I drive 300 kilometers to choose the marble.”

Viale continued: “In terms of tattooing marble, my goal is to create a double identity sculpture: tattooing old masterpieces means donating a second life and, in a contemporary way, a new collective image. Today, tattoos could be considered a suit that everybody may wear, old statues too! Changing an ancient statue’s life builds a temporal bridge towards universal beauty.“

“I am interested in symbolic tattoos, I am not attracted to decorative forms. I see in the criminal tattoos a sort of aesthetic ignorance that draws all the viewer’s attention to its contents.”

Viale explained that images that come to us from the past do not belong to simple sculptures—rather they are icons, symbols that managed to resist the flow of time. It’s not aesthetics or content, but rather its survival throughout history.

“I’ve always been attracted to mysteries, such as the Mona Lisa (Leonardo) or the Pietà (Michelangelo), and their study has led me, during their reproduction, to understand the artist’s personality more analytically which these works generated,” said Viale.

If you’re thinking that sculpting ain’t easy, well, you’re right, as it requires quite a lot of precision, patience, and dedication to make even the simplest of statues. And tattoos don’t make it any easier as Viale pointed out just that—the most challenging part of creating a statue like he does is to recreate the image on the statue as if it was on real human skin.

Viale is currently hard at work on some fist and torso designs and is also collaborating with adult film actor Rocco Siffredi, of whom he created a marble sculpture under the guise of a faun.












































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/italian-artist-proves-tattoos-look-good-on-more-than-peoples-skin-by-putting-them-on-his-sculptures/

赤子にはまだ早かろう。階段をブロックし赤ちゃんを危険から守ろうとする犬

赤ちゃんを危険から守ろうとする犬


 犬は家族を必死に守ろうとするところがある。か弱くて小さな家族に対しては特にそうだ。あらかじめ危険を察知しそれを回避させようとする。

 誰が教えたわけじゃなくても本能でそうするようで、子犬が赤ちゃんに対して示した行動は人間の心を暖めるのに十分な威力を持っていた。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52303091.html

Artist Recreated A Miniature Version Of The Town Of Castle Rock From Stephen King’s Novel

According to an artist Kassiopeya:”With my latest model, “Everything’s for Sale,” I return, once again, to the literal world of Stephen King, more precisely, to his famous novel, “Needful Things.”

This work again takes the viewer to a sleepy American small town—a well-known setting, where King loves to portray the small and larger human abysses. What always impressed and fascinated me about this particular story is its timelessness and general validity. The portrayal of the ultimate destruction of this community of citizens, who are step-by-step seduced by their greed and venality, by manipulation and suggestion, bears the characteristics of a timeless classical drama. It could be located in any conceivable era and society, as it focuses primarily on the dynamics within a community.

So while planning the city, it was most important for me to bring the viewer’s perspective in line with the novel’s narrative perspective. That is why the stories of the city and its inhabitants are foregrounded in my model—metaphorically and practically. Their houses are arranged on the outer edge of a semicircular base plate, while the dubious Needful Things store is placed much farther back in the city setting. In this way, it literally operates from the background, out of the shadows—and yet at the same time is the center of the scenery.”

More: Kassiopeya, Instagram, Facebook h/t: boredpanda

“Since the main street separates foreground and background, the facades of the foreground’s buildings do not face the viewer but point in the opposite direction, towards the model’s center. Consequently, the viewer also does not look at the buildings’ fronts but their gardens and backyards. Those are central locations of the story, where “the real deals are made” and where all the hidden conflicts between the citizens more and more intensify as the story unfolds.”

“In terms of construction and planning, this project was quite a challenge—not least because of the limited space on which an entire city had to be built. For this reason, only the houses in the foreground and the shop “Needful Things” were physically built. To still create the illusion of wide-ranging background scenery, most of the background’s buildings (and environment) were painted directly onto the rear board. They were all painted in such a perspective that they would blend in with the real buildings.”






























SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/artist-recreated-a-miniature-version-of-the-town-of-castle-rock-from-stephen-kings-novel/

Japanese Artist Creates the Most Amazing Wood Sculptures You’ll Ever See

A Japanese woodworker has developed a “three-dimensional wood inlay” technique that allows him to create exceptional artworks that require no coloring whatsoever.

From intricate carpets carved right into wood flooring, to whimsical furniture that looks warped and cracked, we’ve feature some awesome wood art over the years, but I think it’s safe to say that the creations of Japanese woodworker Toru Fukuda are on a whole other level than anything we’ve ever showed you before. The young craftsman garnered attention recently for his latest work, a simple wooden board with droplets of water on it. Only that water is actually wood that only looks like water. And that’s just one of the incredible creations Fukuda has produced, some of which look too good to be true.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/japanese-artist-creates-the-most-amazing-wood-sculptures-youll-ever-see/

Unevenly Stitched Jeans Will Make You Do a Double Take

Called “Slash Jeans”, the newest clothing items in Leje’s 2021 collection actually make your legs look like they’ve been slashed by a samurai or a ninja.

At least that’s what they look like in the photos posted on the company’s Instagram, it remains to be seen if the effect is the same in real life. So how did Leje’s designers create this illusion? Well, it looks like they actually sliced the jeans and then stitched the pieces together unevenly, which is both simple and clever.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/unevenly-stitched-jeans-will-make-you-do-a-double-take/

Alexander Wang – Sisters by Pavel Brenner Official Summer 21…



Alexander Wang - Sisters by Pavel Brenner Official Summer 21 Campaign for Alexander Wang Music by GRRL https://ift.tt/3cLpuxl Cast: Ashley Wang, Piya Chitsmaran, Yoa Mizuno, Olive Zuker-Brunzell, Sandra Diola, Seven Liu, Greena Park, Stella Tran, Bayana, Oprah Wambui, Juliet Marcroft, Grace Baik, Celline Lee, Lyn, Alejandra Avalos, Anisa Brown Stunt Double: Isabella Miller, Serena Li, Rhea Cullentas, Robyn Diamond, Keerati Julsophon, Nicole Cookpitman, Mizzel Serra, Johnathan Gleason Director: Pavel Brenner Cinematographer: Christopher Ripley Executive Producers: Malcolm Duncan, Fabien Colas, David Laven, Alex Wang Creative Producer: Camilla Gai Producer: Christina Jobe Sound Designer: Bastien Benkhelil Production Designer: Tyler Evans Art Director: Angus Bernsen Set Dresser: Theo Cohn, Erica Laguan, Brendan Sheley, Oliver Bernsen 1st Assistant Director: Mel Anderson 2nd Assistant Director: Alex Dolan 1st Assistant Camera: Jacob Perry 2nd Assistant Camera: Joe Ashi Loader: Chastin Noblett, Jake Duggar Gaffer: Mathias Peralta Set Lighting Technician: Chris Ginnaven Key Grip: Pablo Ruff-Berganza Best Boy Grip: Andres Gutierrez Best Boy Electric: Nick Haynes Grip: Jesse Curl Steadicam Operator: Bill Hunt Drone Pilot: Andrew Petersen Gimbal Operator: Jake Howard Drone Tech: Bryce Howard Drone Dudes: Ryan Bunnell Balloon Tech: Dave Cupp Digitech: Jason Wang Motocrane: Robert G Streeper Jr, Neil Maciejewski Talent / VIP relations: Kameron Kubicki Casting: Anita Bitton / Establishment New York Casting Associate: Calvin Wilson Stunt Choreographer: Isabella Miller, Serena Li Stylist: Worthy Dye Background Stylist: Damien Lloyd Hair Stylist: Edward Lampley Hair Assistant: Sol Rodriguez, Jessica Padilla, Alysha Walks, Jenelle Oldham Make Up Artist: Tarezka Fras Make Up Assistant: Mina Abramovic, Mila Nesmeyanov Nails: Sojin Oh Production Manager: Takara Joseph Production Coordinator: Sho Schrock Production Assistant: Ari Garber, Chris Hamilton Storyboard Artist: Camilla Gai Production Truck Driver: Jesse Martinez G&E Truck Driver: Filippo Bencaini Camera Truck Driver: Bill Colino Motorhome Driver: Richard Linville Craft Sevices: Xochil Chavira Studio Teacher: Michelle Garcia Medic / Safety Officer: Sharr Siamson Covid-19 Safety Officer: Jamie Pinon Photographer: Hao Zeng Photo Assistant: Ryan Elliot, Justin Brooks

SOURCE: https://motioncollector.com/post/654152496468606976

「1週間で3人が宇宙人に誘拐された」と書かれた謎の看板が掲げられたイギリスの森。その真相は?

3人が宇宙人に連れ去られたという謎の看板がある森


 イギリスのウエスト・ミッドランズにある森の中に、奇妙な立て看板が出現した。そこには「1週間で3人が宇宙人に誘拐された」と書かれているのだ。

 これが真実であればただならぬミステリー事案だ。
 果たして、真相はいかに…? 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52303202.html

愛猫のために新アイテムを導入!マッサージ機能付きのシャワーヘッドに怪訝な顔をするホシコさん

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 ロシアのアイドルキャット、あの可愛いホシコさんの暮らすお宅では、新たなアイテムを導入したみたいだ。

 マッサージ機能付きのシャワーヘッドらしいんだけど、さてホシコさんは気に入ってくれるのかな。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52303246.html

動物界では近親交配がタブーではない。あえて避けずに行われているその理由とは?

動物界において近親交配はタブーではなかったという意外な事実


 人間社会においては近親者の交わりはタブー視されている。その理由は、道徳的なことはもちろん、生物学的にも裏付けがある。遺伝的な欠陥が生じるリスクが上がるため、種の存続にとっては望ましくないからだ。

 だが動物界ではそうではないらしい。多くの種が近親交配を避けないことが、過去40年分の関連研究のレビューで明らかになったという。この研究は『Nature』(5月3日付)に掲載された。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52303227.html

数々の死闘を切り抜けてきた。ホホジロザメの体に刻まれた無数の戦いの傷跡

ホホジロザメの体に刻まれた戦いの爪痕


 頭から尻尾にいたるまで、無数の傷が生々しく残るホホジロザメの泳ぐ姿をとらえた映像が公開された。

 「白い死神」とも呼ばれるホホジロザメの天敵は、「海の覇者」シャチである。知能の高いシャチは氷の下からの奇襲、群れでの協力、挟み撃ちなど、高度な狩りの技術を持っており、狙われたらひとたまりもない。

 ホホジロザメと言えども例え逃げられたところで無傷では済まされないのだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52303201.html