VINTAGE BLACK PHOTO BOOTH | 1930s
African American Vernacular Photography
HOT RIDE | 1930s
African American woman standing besides a Ford model A roadster. Rural Georgia, 1920s.
Esther Gerston and Gloria Ruth Gordon, early programmers working on the ENIAC computer in 1946. Photo from the US Army, via NPR, in:
Laura Sydell, “Blazing the Trail for Female Programmers,” a story about Sarah Allen, leader of the team that created Flash animation.
She wears short skirts / I wear t-shirts / Neither of us is asking for it— FeministTaylorSwift (@feministtswift)
“Yes, I’m on the corner of Bad Mooks and Dead End Street… help me!”
Things that are no longer true: telephone booths on every corner.
Public phones have become an endangered species as citizens have started getting cell phones; even youth and the poorer people who are the prime demographics for public phones have started carrying prepaid disposable cells — but not all, there’s still a need for phone booths which are getting harder to find and, according to the carriers, cost more to keep up than they take in every month even with access charges rising from a dime to two quarters.
preparing a great abundance of food
Eating ice cream on the Memorial Union Terrace, Madison, 1981.
via: UW-Madison Archives by way of University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Ice cream on the Terrace … grilling in the backyard … mosquito bites and fireflies … What’s the one thing that tells you summer has finally arrived in Wisconsin?