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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.

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Wrapped in Plastic: 1961

Wrapped in Plastic: 1961

September 15, 1961. "Helena Rubinstein, 655 Fifth Avenue, New York. Class in session." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

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Glamour School

New York Times, November 7, 1960.

Glamour Courses Are Held at Salon

Most women are downright babes in the wood when it comes to applying make-up despite years of trying. Almost every face has some feature or area that make-up can help. When applied clumsily, make-up can accentuate the deficiencies in a face, not conceal them.

Realizing that many women are unable to learn without professional instruction, Helena Rubinstein is now offering daily classes in glamour and corrective make-up in her salon at 655 Fifth Avenue. They are held Mondays through Fridays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. A single lesson costs $5; a private lesson is $10.

Appointments may be made by telephoning ELdorado 5-2100 or writing the Helena Rubinstein salon.

Bette Davis

In the middle, second from the front. The set of the mouth, the heavy-lidded eyes.

Internet Lounge 1961

Those old Laptops were sure big.

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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