Sports competitions, and casually knocking around in the backyard with a ball have been the subject of film from the time the very first reel of was placed in a camera. Looking at old films gives us a real glimpse into how people lived. We get a look into how they dressed everyday, as in golden age Hollywood movies, actors were dressed to promote designer clothing to the people eating popcorn. Luckily, a lot of old sports clips were converted into sports videos and dvds so they are more stable and better preserved.
I was looking around on the SportsVids site and came across this casual gem from the 1920s. They always say people dressed more formally in decades past, which is true, but I have a feeling that this game just spontaneously broke out in front of someone’s house:
I hope more people will go to SportsVid, an online sports videos site, and share the gems that have been languishing. Maybe they had their camera ready at a historic match up of famous athletes, or perhaps someone somewhere has footage of a lost sport that we just don’t play very often today. You may just have an important piece of the past for someone to jog a memory or to research a time past.
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The trend in watches for spring is rose gold. Style.com shows off the latest styles that will be sold for the spring 2009 season. You’ll be sure to see versions cropping up at many different pricepoints.
Gold is naturally yellow. White gold is an alloy of yellow gold and silver to create the olor. Rose gold is created when the silver content is diminished, and copper is added. The higher the copper content, the redder the gold. Sometimes, the color may get deeper over time if the copper content is high enough.
If you wish to purchase a vintage Rose Gold watch, they are not nearly as easy to come by as if you were looking for yellow or white gold, but indeed they are out there. With spring a bit in the future, they have not completely “come out of the closets” yet and those looking for rose now may either have no competition because their friends are thinking about fall still, or the price may go high with limited inventory. It is truly hard to predict what you would pay, as not all watches are created equal as far as condition, age, karat, and overall initial quality.
So far, I have seen the rose watches coming from the 1930s and 1940s being offered up for sale. This is perhaps because good watches of that era are always seen as desirous. Look for later watches being dusted off and sold depending upon the popularity. It is sometimes difficult to determine hue online, as some cameras do not pick up the subtle nuances of color. Buy from a reputable online merchant or look at shops in person.1930s, 1940s, modern fashion | Comment (0)