Eliot Elisofon: A US Navy flier and his date smoking on the coast of Morocco. Casablanca, 1943

Stories to Hold You Spellbound # 14 (1953)

An aircraft worker dancing with his date at the Lockheed Swing Shift Dance.Los Angeles, 1942 (via)

"A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know." - Diane Arbus

Illustration by Pruett Carter for Ladies’ Home Journal story, “Embrace” ,1953 (via)

Robert Doisneau- Bebop cellar, Vieux Colombier,  Paris, 1951 (via)

July 4th 1950, Santa Monica, California, photo by Ralph Crane (via)

Robert Doisneau – Love and Barbed Wire, Tuileries, Paris, 1944 (via)

Couple c. 1940s

Couple Kissing at Beach by Vivian Maier, Coney Island c. 1951–55

Paper Moon (via)

WWII illustration by Jon Whitcomb c. 1940s


♥ ♥ ♥ Vintage Gay Couples ♥ ♥ ♥

Elvis Presley with his girlfriend Barbara Hearn, 1956

Illicit gay photobooth kiss would have gotten both of these guys in serious trouble when the photo was taken in 1953

Photobooths were super popular for homosexuals to keep a memento of their relationship when they were first introduced because of their privacy. Getting developed footage of two people of the same gender kissing in 1950 (as well as being caught in any homosexual activity) would have the subjects charged and sentenced to undergo rehabilitation, it could even land them facing jail time.