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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Fashionistas: 1925

Fashionistas: 1925

Washington. April 25, 1925. "Mrs. H.A. Colman, Mrs. C.E. Holmes, Mrs. C.M. Busch." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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Oh Boy! I can't wait for the swimsuit edition.

And here's to you, Mrs. Colman

Jesus loves you more than you will know ...

She may need some penitence for her inattention to fashion, but I am guessing that she has her own ideas of style and prefers notice on her own terms! The other personages have flair and you can imagine that they glide gracefully for all their rotundity, God bless them.

Mrs. Holmes is the most tasteful

and she looks as though she might also be the most friendly; Mrs. Busch is the second runner-up, but poor Mrs. Colman! Couldn't her maid have taken her aside, in an act of charity, and set her straight? Were polka-dots ever this popular? And are those melted marshmallows on her hat? Might she have been an opium abuser?

Some Like It Hot

... featuring Lew Lehr, Alan Hale Jr. and Kathy Bates!

Fashionistas

The 1925 version of the Dixie Chicks

League of American Pen Women Heavy Hitters

Mrs. Colman was president of the National League of American Pen Women, an arts association that exists to this day. Eleanor Roosevelt was also a member. I'm guessing this was taken at their national convention.

The Mayflower

This is the Connecticut Avenue entrance of the Mayflower Hotel. These ladies would be facing southwest, more or less toward the White House, three blocks away. I'm betting the one on the left is the free spirit of the group.

 
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