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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRALIA TRAVEL, c. 1930

These Boots Were Made for Driving

These Boots Were Made for Driving

Miss Hazel Jones and Miss Marion Cameron in 1922. View full size | Zoom in on their driving ensemble. National Photo Company Collection.

 

X-Country Motor Girls

Washington Post, Jul 2, 1922: Photo Caption

Miss Hazel Jones, daughter of Senator W.L. Jones, of Washington, and Miss Marion Cameron, of Washington, with Miss Jones' speedster, in which they will motor from the National Capital to Seattle, leaving July 7. They expect to make the trip in 23 days, going through yellowstone park.

Resolution

Why aren't the 'full size' versions on here actually the full resolution?

[Because at full resolution it would be a 3-megabyte file 5,000 pixels wide. - Dave]

Riding Crops Would Complete The Ensemble

Obviously they are about to drive out to the nearest equestrian stables.

 
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