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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNIVAL OF THE ARTS, 1937

None Shall Pass: 1924

None Shall Pass: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. "Rock Creek Park scenes. Girls on bridge. L-R: Katherine Wren, Norvell Munford, Mary Happer, Cecil Lester Jones, Jessie Adkins, Doris Wagner, Virginia Seldon, Mildred Crosby and Mary Seldon." View full size.

 

Virginia Seldon

Looks like a classic Hollywood vamp from that era. Very mysterious, with a seething inner volcano awaiting to erupt. Also I wonder how many of them had a flask hidden in their stocking tops?

Virginia is the best bet

Virginia Seldon born 14th May 1903, 4 years before Mary. In February 1927 she married Rufus Wheeler Peckham Jr. (1901-1975). Rufus was the grandson of Rufus Wheeler Peckham, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1895 until his death in 1909. Rufus himself was also a New York attorney; a passenger list from 1930 returning from Southampton, has them living at 1112 Park Ave, New York. According to the 1940 census they had two children, Charles, b. 1932 and Rufus, b. 1928. Virginia died in 1973.

Mary Seldon is Mine!!

Sorry, she's taken, by me (once I find a time machine). Her smile does it!

Ms Seldon AKA

Dracula's girlfriend.

Doris Wagner is cute.

She'd be cute even today.

Scandal!

Society girl Miss Norvell Munford was associated in the news with a wealthy young man who shot and killed two people, including a police officer, before taking his own life.

The full article here. She and many of her friends also appear in other photos.

[As we shall soon see! Thanks. - Dave]

2 others have the oxfords also

lady on left , and 3rd from right - ahead of their time. .. pretty women

Saddle Oxfords!

On the far right! I didn't think they had been invented yet, thought they were a product of the late 30's along with bobby sox!

 
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