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Head-Turner: 1952

Head-Turner: 1952

New York, September 1952. "People looking at fashion model Doris Erwin as she walks down Fifth Avenue." From photos by Ralph Ginzburg for the Look magazine assignment "A Young Man's Fancy -- Model on the Street." View full size.

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Litter in streets

I do recall how littered city streets and highways were (at least in the East) in the 1950's and 1960's. There was a big "litterbug" campaign then and it seems to have worked to some extent. At least it seems to me that streets and especially highways are more free of litter now.

Fifties Women

That woman to the far left just going through her day is damn glamorous too.

Her shoes never went out of style either.

The Dior New Look

in full swing!

Spiffy bib

If that fellow with the rubber neck holds onto his tie for another 20 years, it will be back in fashion again. Of course, he'll have to buy some bell bottoms to go with it.

Shelley Berman

Exercises his neck.

[With Lou Costello bringing up the rear. -tterrace]

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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