Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Kittiwake Cogitating

Here: simply an altogether delightful example of 1930s graphic simplicity.  The lettering (to my eye) looks hand-drawn--especially the vertical words and "waterline length."

Monday, July 21, 2014

First Prize, Concours de Beauté

A 7-day holiday hiatus with no wireless or cell phone service, and numerous margueritas has left me with large-scale mental impairments.  I believe this to be an image of current Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, though others tell me it is not.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Mrs Mealhouse in Your Wheelhouse

Caption says it all: Mrs Lurlyne Mealhouse, star of US Women's Basketball team at the Pan-American Games, 1955.  I was two.  "Her cool competence on the court led to a comparison with [Ben] Hogan, golfdom's "man with the ice in his veins."   Which would you rather have as your name---Mrs. Lurlyne Mealhouse or Mrs. Carmen Smotherman?   (On the fatal Mrs. S. see post from 10/11/13.)

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Ladies With Pugil Sticks

Awfully sluggish lately about keeping up the posts---but it's a holiday!  Here's one to knock some sense into me.