I found this picture through google images. I typed in the word beauty and came across this photo. It was posted on http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2008/04/03/weird-beauty-products/ and its origin is from an issue of Popular Science from February of 1933. It depicts a machine that supposedly measures the beauty of someone’s face. This relates well to mine and Lauren’s topic for our project. We want to study the idea of beauty and how men/women and people of different ages view something that is beautiful. I think it is fitting that this photo comes from a published work from 1933, as part of our project we may be able to contrast this photo to the ideas of “measuring beauty” and determining what is beautiful to what is beautiful today. It is also interesting to note that the researchers in the photo are men. Perhaps their perception of beauty is different than what women in general think is beautiful. This photo may be depicting specifically what men thought was beautiful back then (after our research we may fine that men still consider what was beautiful back then to be beautiful today).