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Time for Finery: 1928

Time for Finery: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Gold's window." The stocking truth laid bare for all to see. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.



I think I'm in love with the pretend lovely in the right picture. Almost a Vargas girl in quality. I'm imagining her to have auburn hair.

[Not quite what you're looking for, but here she is as a brassy blonde. - tterrace]

Nice Metropolis reference,

Nice Metropolis reference, Freder. My best to Maria.

Wish stockings

You take two pieces of silk, and wish they had some leg, ba-wa-wa...

The pictured 20s vintage silks were available on E-Bay a few weeks ago, and they came with the much wanted Cuban heels.

der Maschinenmensch

She should have been more careful around that sneaky Rotwang!

"Dyed Any Color Free"

This would be a great picture for someone to colorize!

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