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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Newport Laundress: 1902

Newport Laundress: 1902

Young woman working amid clotheslines heavy with sheets and stockings. Newport, Rhode Island. 1902. View full size. Photograph by Gertrude Kasebier.

 

Stockings

Probably something like what these girls are wearing. I think stockings back then were more socklike. And thanks!!

Newport Laundress

Wonderful photo and this has become my favorite web site. Does anyone know about the stockings? They look very large and tall -- they would stretch long of course if wet, but they also seem wide at the top.

Brilliantly beautiful!

Brilliantly beautiful!

She is beautiful, isn't she?

I agree with everyone before me. These are great photos on this site, and this one is spectacular. Thank you!

Beautiful

I love seeing early examples of photographers making the most of framing. What a wonderful shot.

105 years later and ...

... a bazillion people are looking at you through that camera. you are beautiful!

Fantastic

This is a great photo! It's so real, but beautiful at the same time.
Great post!

Very vibrant

Not stiff or stagey like so many early photos. Great use of foreground and background elements to frame the subject, too.

This has to be one of the

This has to be one of the best photos I have seen on your site thus far. Hard to believe this was taken in 1902. Thanks for it.

 
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