Today, I found the most fabulous photographs through Betsy through Kathy. The pictures are the oldest known color photographs, as in the year 1872!!! It is so striking to me. It makes the past SO real and understandable. These photographs are magical. I'm at a loss for words! Become speechless yourself and view the whole set here.
Here are links to 3 Flickr sets of old color photographs from the 1930s from historian Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse and the Library of Congress: 80 screen shots from the 4-part BBC series "The Thirties in Colour", photos of wartime Paris for the German propaganda magazine Signal, & over 1,600 photos from the USA in 1939-1944.
Here is interesting, if irreverent, commentary on the reversal of gender roles since the 1950s and how the AMC show Mad Men has challenged sexual perceptions. "Hey Mr. Mom: Your Wife Wants To Bang Don Draper" (via Gawker)
The former vice-president & chief editorial director of American Media & editor-in-chief of US Weekly, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, YM & FLARE, Bonnie Fuller, now C.E.O. of Bonnie Fuller Media, harshly critiques Sarah Palin against Britney Spears. Ouch!