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Dressed to Kill: 1935

Dressed to Kill: 1935

Washington, D.C., circa 1935. "Connolly, Francis, Mrs." Wearing parts of at least three different species, including a fur with canine extensions. View full size.

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Am I Next?

Poor dog seems to be thinking, "Am I next?"


This looks more like 1915.

Skeletons in the closet

I would imagine this woman's wardrobe to be the stuff of nightmares and horror movies. Definitely one of the strangest pictures on Shorpy.

My goodness

They had big "purse dogs" back in the thirties.

The Eternal Question

Is the Borzoi a fashion accessory for the lady or the lady for the Borzoi?

Shedding Dog Hair

As the owner of a white dog, I smiled when I saw the little white dog hairs on Mrs. Connolly's skirt.

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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