the history of relaxation and play

how we spend our leisure through history and around the world
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African Traces in Central Mexico - Rachel Laudan
About a hundred years ago Romualdo García was the photographer of choice in Guanajuato [GWAN-A-WHA-TOE], a wealthy mining town on the high central plateau of Mexico. As these images show, ma…
an old photo of two children hugging each other
Rudy and Fredy Walker, c.1903 French S.I.P. postcard series #142, “Le Cake-Walk”
an old photo of two young children posing for a picture with their arms around each other
Rudy and Fredy Walker demonstrate “Le Trans-Atlantic,” 1904 postcard series
two men sitting next to each other and one is kissing the other
Hidden Rainbows: LGBTQ Stars of Old Hollywood 🌈
So, here are some Old Hollywood stars you probably didn’t know were LGBTQ.
Portraits, Portrait, Fictional Characters, Twins, Girl, Girls, Photo, Poses
Myth of the Standing Postmortem Photo
black and white photograph of man and woman at table
Robert Mitchum Eyes Pearl Bailey's "Assets" - Hue Magazine, November, 1954
two people standing next to each other in front of a group of men and women
Lola Falana (1942- ) •
a black and white photo of a woman sitting on a window sill holding a basket
Cuban Classic Bombshell: Glamorous Photos of Chelo Alonso in the 1950s and 1960s
an old black and white photo of a woman
Queen Of The Boogie And More
Hadda Brooks
a black and white photo of a woman sitting in a chair holding a hair dryer
Novocaine Lipstick
Novocaine Lipstick
an old photo of a woman sitting on top of a bed
Eartha Kitt's daughter on her mother's last attempt to find her father
an old photo of a woman talking on her cell phone while standing next to a wall
a black and white photo of a woman holding a cat
Lady Sings The Blues