Category: 1986

L’Enfant, better known as Man and Baby is a photographic poster…

L’Enfant, better known as Man and Baby is a photographic poster depicting a shirtless male model (Adam Perry) holding a young baby. The image, photographed by Spencer Rowell in 1986, and was first published and distributed in the 1987 by British company Athena Posters. The image reportedly sold over 5 million copies, making it among the best-selling posters ever. The photograph was said to herald the “sensitive but sexy New Man” aesthetic.

In a 2004 British television documentary about L’Enfant, The Model, the Poster and 3,000 Women, Perry claimed that as a result of his poster fame he had slept with 3,000 women. The program also identified the baby as Greek-Cypriot Stelios Havatzios. Stelios currently lives in Limassol Cyprus with his family and works as a lawyer. In 2013, Havatzios appeared as the Mystery Guest on The Big Fat Quiz of the ’80s.

Students marching on the capitol to protest tu…

Students marching on the capitol to protest tuition hikes in Tallahassee, Florida

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A column of Soviet BTR APCs departing from Afg…

A column of Soviet BTR APCs departing from Afghanistan, 20 October 1986

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Chernobyl liquidators are posing in front of t…

Chernobyl liquidators are posing in front of the destroyed shell of Reactor 4 at Chernobyl, Ukraine, circa 30 April 1986

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The last known photo of the Space Shuttle Challenger crew…

The last known photo of the Space Shuttle Challenger crew boarding the space shuttle on January 28, 1986.

The British Concorde fleet in one picture, 198…

The British Concorde fleet in one picture, 1986

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sovietpostcards: Vintage Russian ABC book for …

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Vintage Russian ABC book for elementary school (1986)

When I was a kid, I had one exactly like this one! There are multiple editions of ABC book, all with different pictures, so when I saw this one I felt a little overwhelmed. It’s such a dear book. 🙂 My copy is tucked in my parents’ bookshelves somewhere!

Available on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/sovietpostcards/listing/539480364/

Kate Bush as a Child, From the Book ‘Cat…

Kate Bush as a Child, From the Book ‘Cathy’, published in 1986,

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Popeye makes an appearance at the 1986 Macy’s…

Popeye makes an appearance at the 1986 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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“All hail the Communist Party of the Soviet Union!” Slogan on the facade of Bolshoi Theater, USSR, Moscow, 1986