F. Winold Reiss (September 16, 1886 – August 23, 1953) was a German-born American artist and graphic designer. He was born in Karlsruhe, Germany, the second son of Fritz Reiss (1857–1914) who was a well-known landscape artist. Reiss was a portraitist and his philosophy was that an artist must travel to find the most interesting subjects
Two models reading while standing outside a bookshop wearing tweed suits from French designer Pierre Balmain’s autumn/winter collection. Picture Post, Paris Picks Up Her Skirts, August 29, 1953. Credit: Kurt Hutton.
Model on left wears a red suit with a black astrakhan hat and muff. Model on right wears a brown skirt and a nutria-lined coat.
Looking south down Vine St. towards Hollywood on a hazy day in August 1953. The intersection is Yucca St., and although the Hotel is now gone, the red streamlined building just behind the Vine Manor sign still there. The tall palm tree seen just above it is where the Capitol Records building now sits.
Old Orchard Beach, Maine - August 1953. We were going through family photos and as soon as I saw this one I knew it deserved a scan and share! I know to many this is the stuff that nightmares are made of! :)