Bikini Open 104
Image by The Bikini Open
The Bikini Open Contest participants picture
Bikini Open 104
So Much Sexier Than American Lingerie Ads
Image by mollygolightly
The French are so much smarter about fashion than we are, right down to their skivvies. I was reminded of some dumb men’s magazine poll where men voted that anything but a thong is a turn-off. Anyone who’d kick her out of bed for wearing such body-appropriate underpinnings is a tool and a fool.
Dichelostemma ida-maia #2
Image by J.G. in S.F.
Best viewed @ large size
Themidaceae (formerly Liliaceae) – northern California and southern Oregon
Shown: Detail of flower
"Dichelostemma ida-maia is a species of flowering plant known as firecracker flower. It is native to northern California and southern Oregon, where it grows in mountain forests, woodlands, and coastal meadows. It is also widely cultivated as an ornamental plant for its showy crimson and cream flowers. This is a perennial which erects a tall, naked stem topped with an umbel of six to 20 flowers. Each flower is a cylindrical red tube two to three centimeters long. The tip of each flower lobe curls back to reveal a shiny white underside. The curls rim the mouth of the tubular flower in a corona, surrounding the small anthers and a stalked ovary. The flower hangs when it is in anthesis and holds itself erect as the fruit develops. One umbel may have some hanging flowers and some erect fruiting flowers at the same time." (Wikipedia)
Photographed in Regional Parks Botanic Garden – Berkeley, California
Young women modelling for an advertisement at Surfers Paradise, 1951
Image by State Library of Queensland, Australia
Photographer: Harry Poulsen
Location: Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
Description:Pictured from left: Cherry Walker (nee Leach), Jane Bourke, and Margaret ?. The advertisement is for the department store T.C. Beirne.
Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: pictureqld.slq.qld.gov.au/