SHORPY Historic Photo Archive & Fine-Art Prints
The Shorpy Archive
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
Join and Share

Social Shorpy

Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:

Member Photos

Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

Colorized Photos

Colorized photos submitted by members.

About the Photos

Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

© 2018 SHORPY INC.

[REV 25-NOV-2014]

JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600

Sennett Girls: 1919

Sennett Girls: 1919

"Mack Sennett girls in costume" circa 1919. Sennett, an early producer of silent films, was known as the King of Comedy for his slapstick reels. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

On Shorpy:
Today's Top 5

Hey, yeah. You're right...

They're even in the same costumes!

If it's a publicity shot from the same movie (Why Beaches Are Popular), then some (or all?) of these other ladies might be:

• Phyllis Haver
• Myrtle Lind
• Harriet Hammond
• Marie Prevost
• Louise Fazenda

Looks like we seen 2 of these girls before

The girl in the middle on the bottom row and the girl on the right of the top row can be seen in another shot on Shorpy.


The one in the lower left-hand corner apparently was having a little trouble holding still. The girl in the upper left-hand corner is the only one looking directly into the camera. The girls in the bottom row all have ambiguous gazes. I also find it interesting that there apparently was a time when black wasn't the standard color of tires.

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.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2018 Shorpy Inc.