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Whistler's Brother: 1936

Whistler's Brother: 1936

1936. High Point, North Carolina. "Housing. Bedroom in company-owned home of workers in Highland Cotton Mills. This is one of the best there." Who are the glamor girls on the wall? Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

On Shorpy:
Today's Top 5

Hang 'em High

One does have to wonder why the photos and then why are they hung so very high on the walls.

Claudette Colbert

The question is why his wife allows him to have that picture?

[It's her bedroom, too. - tterrace]

All right, Bob

Hang your precious hussy pictures if you must, but put them high enough that I don't have to look at them!

Star Power

First person to ID the leading ladies was David McMath of Birmingham, Alabama, on the Shorpy Facebook page at 2:02 p.m., three minutes after the image was posted. Impressive!

Right glamour girl

My vote for the one on the right goes to Ruby Keeler.

Bride & Grooming

The pocket comb is early geek.

Claudette Colbert

The photo on the left sure looks like Claudette Colbert, who famously acted with Clark Gable in the 1934 film "It Happened One Night". She won the Academy Award that year for best actress. You can read all about her life here.

Glamour Girls

Claudette Colbert is the one on the left. Patricia Neal favors the one on the right, but it is not her as she was only 10 in 1936.

Glamor Girl

Looks like Claudette Colbert on the left over the mirror.

My guess

I know that the photo above the vanity mirror is Claudette Colbert, who would have been 33 in 1936. I think the other picture is Alice Faye, who would have been 21. What is my prize?

[The respect of your peers? - Dave]

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