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Reese's Pieces: 1924

Reese's Pieces: 1924

April 1924. Washington, D.C. "Miss Reese." No first name given, but Miss Reese seems to be a minimalist. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.


A bright future

Miss Reese eventually found her niche in the novelty lamp business.

Her Left Foot

I think we can spy Miss Reese's left leg in the mirror, but I agree, we would like to see more.

Not Della

I think that Miss Reese was probably a dancer or was involved in gymnastic pursuits. She is very lithe and slim, even for a '20s girl.

I Stopped

Even thinking about doing something like that 50 years ago.


Miss Reese is quite the attractive lass, but the photographer could have taken her picture from a slightly different angle, just to show her best features, her legs! (Both of them.)

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