February 27, 2011

Underthings

I don't even know what you call this particular undergarment, but I like the idea of street vendors selling them.

London, England
1961, photographer Charles W. Cushman

9 comments:

May said...

I WANT ALL OF THEM! Seriously, my friend Abi is going home to England this summer and she asked if I wanted anything and I said no, but now...

screamish said...

1961...colour still a luxury. whoever took this photo really invested themselves in it...

downtown guy said...

May: I wonder if I can support myself selling underwear on the street here in the USA.

screamish: I'm thinking fetishist. Or possibly just an art student.

Ms. Moon said...

They're just petticoats. Pull yourself together, people.

downtown guy said...

No doubt in my mind that there are petticoat fetishists.

Elise said...

Crinolines/petticoats like these are incredible. I want a closetful.

(First-time commenter... been a lurker/follower for a while now, but this picture I had to comment on. Amazing, fascinating blog!)

downtown guy said...

Thanks! I'm glad you commented. I'm always interested to see which photos people like best.

daddy b said...

is that what makes ladies' skirts so puffy? i'm a fan.

downtown guy said...

I think this is actually a dream Madonna had in the 80s.