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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

The Girl With the Curl: 1922

The Girl With the Curl: 1922

"Washington Tidal Basin Beauty Contest -- August 5, 1922." Prequel to the shot we saw yesterday: Seventeen-year-old Eva Fridell accepts first prize from judge Isaac Gans. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Striking

Even in black and white, you can tell she has striking (blue?) eyes. A colorization of this photo would be nice.

More like it

I've been looking at her picture since this one http://www.shorpy.com/beauty-prize-winners-1922 was posted, trying to imagine her as pretty. Thanks to Suburbankid's sharing of the one with her smiling, I now can!

The Judge's Evil Eye

I'll bet I know what kind of "heart trouble" killed him.

is this better?

better?

Seventeen !

Why she doesn't look a day over 32 !

Went to That Big Tidal Basin in the Sky

From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, February 6, 1940
"Isaac Gans, Friend of Presidents, Dead in Washington at 80."
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (JTA) –
Isaac Gans, friend of presidents and a Washington civic leader and philanthropist, died of heart disease yesterday at the age of 80. Funeral services will be held Wednesday with Rabbi Norman Gerstenfeld and Bishop James E. Freeman of the National Cathedral officiating.

Yes! Yes! Yes!

Her excitement and obvious joy are infectious!

 
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