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Call Me Maybe: 1921

Call Me Maybe: 1921

New York. October 26, 1921. Our second visit with the actress Peggy O'Neil. Can we talk? 5x7 inch glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

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Those shoes and stockings are the bee's knees!


I'm not sure what's on her backside, but those things on her stockings were referred to as 'clocks'. And it's a testimony to how expensive silk stockings were that an actress of her caliber has a run in hers on the uncrossed leg.


Are those shoes available in size 6?

Push My Buttons

I love the old push button light switches!

On another note, what in the devil is hanging off her backside?

Peggy's story

Her story is quite a remarkable one, as related in this article and the comments attached to it.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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