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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • PAN AMERICAN TO GUATEMALA, 1938

Just Add Water: 1922

Just Add Water: 1922

Atlantic City circa 1922. "Four young ladies on a roof." Who can put a name to any of these lovely faces? 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Ritz-Carlton

I think this was taken on the roof of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, which would have been new at that time.

All cute as a button

Being the age of the Flapper, I wonder if they really were as innocent as they looked?

The difference a smile makes.

What’s the bet one of those young ladies was named Mildred. All jokes aside though... the two (2) young ladies on the right are surely lovely. It’s great to see smiles. It certainly makes a difference to one’s disposition.

Timeless

Indeed, the young lady on the right is a classic. 'Stunning' is a good word. 'Breathtaking' works as well.

The IT Girl

Is that Clara Bow 2nd from the right in the black suit with the lighter stripes?

The gal on the far right is

Jane Fonda's grandmother...stunning!

Vivacious Girls!

Wow, this is the year my mother was born. I never imagined my grandmother, who was a contemporary of these girls, ever looking this jaunty!

Bravo

Shorpy finally shows bathing beauties that are actually beauties.

Hussies!

Just look at those revealing outfits.

Anyone know what the arm bands might be? They all seem to match.

[Locker keys. -tterrace]

 
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