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                 “It took me ages to grow into being a woman, into being happy with it.”


Happy Birthday to my idol Helena Bonham Carter. 

I wish her all the happiness in the world and I hope her day is spent with the people she loves spoiling her rotten. She deserves it.

I’m thankful every day for her being the kind, funny, beautiful woman that she is.

Keep being you my darling Queen!

Endless love Mama H   X

thecolourfulrainbow  asked:

Sorry, don't know if you're the right person to ask this to. I saw the 'Safe Sex is Hot Sex' military advisory advert in a block section of one of your recent posts. Do you know where I can find the original? It looks exactly like one of Leyendecker's adverts for Kuppenheimer in 1918 only the nurse has been removed (fun fact, Leyendecker was queer!). I'm curious if the image has been doctored, or if the image was reused at a later date? Thanks!

I’m assuming you’re talking about these 2?

As far as I can tell, yes, the bottom image is doctored from the top. The original source for the image appears to be worth1000.com (now designcrowd.com). This is a graphic design (photoshop) website. I think a user edited the first image into the second and it’s being passed around as real. 

I don’t blame people for thinking it’s real, though. It’s such a fantastic edit! Although the presentation of the title–capital letters highlighted and font used–make it look closer to mid century than early, condoms were legally advertised in the USA to prevent disease around 1918 (it was illegal in at least 30 states to use/advertise condoms as birth control then). 

I think what really gives it away though is how blatant it’s being about sex in general, never mind the gays.  This is 1918. I highly doubt that someone around this period would openly advertise using the words “hot sex” regardless of whether or not they were promoting condoms. Also, I don’t know if the usage is the same around WW1, but I know that during the 50s “hot” was often used to mean “skilled” rather than “very attractive.” That was a major surprise to me when I read This Island Earth and all of a sudden one male character called another “hot,” in reference to his ability with planes and technology. 

I got off topic at the end there, but yeah, it appears to be a fake. It’s a good fake, but a fake nonetheless. 

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vintage beauty products i came across at a lovely antique store yesterday ♡