This blog by mikl-em (I played Sugarchurch) features Stuff about carnival sideshows, the 1800's to 1930’s, Vaudeville, clowns, freaks, silent film, or whatever else seems to fit.
Let’s make it a sports & games mini-theme this week. Here’s Harold Lloyd and family playing croquet at their home Greenacres in 1938. Via safetylast. (L to R) - Mildred Davis Lloyd, Gloria, Harold, Harold Jr, and Peggy.
Her mother, Frances Antoinette Johnston, had been a congressional journalist and dramatic critic for the Baltimore Sun and her daughter built on her familiarity with the Washington political scene by becoming official White House photographer for the Harrison, Cleveland, McKinley,“TR” Roosevelt, and Taft presidential administrations.
1915-vintage high school basketaball uniforms for ladies and gents. The giant bows above their breasts makes it pretty clear that women’s sports was taken less than seriously. via whataboutbobbed:
Washington State’s Waterville High School Men’s & Women’s Basketball Teams, 1915
Turns out there’s a Louise Brooks Society online, as really really should be.
Jesus, who knows, there’s probably a Foster Brooks Society, somewhere out there, too. That joke was exclusively for Sean.