they said expect numbness and i thought it’d feel like being drunk
Harrie Irving Hancock
This series of photographs is from Physical Training for Business Men by American author Harrie Irving Hancock. The 1919 book's premise is that a certain quality of physical presence, "impressive carriage and appearance", are essential to "those who would succeed in the business world". The photos were taken by a "Mr Phelan" (who worked with Hancock on a number of other exercise books); the models are unnamed. (Abridged from The Public Domain Review.)
Picturing The Day
The publisher’s blurb on the cardboard sleeve the calendar comes packaged in contains more truth than is usual with advertising patter. “Turn your desktop into a museum of fine art,”….