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

Snow Angels: 1922

Snow Angels: 1922

"Blizzard, January 28, 1922." In Washington, D.C., freezing weather is no match for a sunny disposition. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

If I Could Go Back in Time:

It's currently a little over 100 degrees here in Kansas City, and that snow looks so cool. If I could go back in time, I'd like to meet the one on the right! They're both very pretty girls.

Tragedy awaits

Later that evening this same snowstorm brought down the ceiling of the Knickerbocker Theater.

Shakespeare says

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

http://poetry.eserver.org/sonnets/018.html

Simply gorgeous

I wish I knew where I stashed Claybuster's time machine. . . I want to beat him to the one on the left!

Frozen Sunshine

Sunny dispositions indeed. These lovely ladies make that luxurious blanket of snow look downright warm!

(Thank you, stanton_square, for all of the light you shed on so many of these posts. I don't know how you find the time to do it, but I'm sure glad that you do!)

Our eyes met across a crowded century

I don't know how many men will fall in love with these two today, but I know I'm one of them.

What a pair of dolls

Lovely girls. Their eyes are similar -- I wonder if they're sisters?

I'm bewitched!

The relaxed cold weather dress code makes these long-legged lasses all the more elegant and attractive. It must have been a treat for the gents and the incorrigible "girl watchers"!

Sensible Clothes

The blizzard was noted as an occasion when normal dress norms were relaxed, allowing women to don breeches instead of skirts.


Femininity Fares Bravely Forth
In Breeches, Silks and Goloshes

The feminine wayfarers in the storm yesterday held their own in the matter of endurance, and seemed to enjoy the long walks to and from the government departments and the shopping centers. Many of them won masculine approval by the sensible clothes they wore to combat the elements. Sports hats, sensible coats, high shoes, wool stockings and "goloshes" were the favorite footwear.

The fortunate women and girls who owned riding breeches wore them under their long or short coats, making it possible for them to go through the highest drifts without difficulty.
...
Instead of attending the Saturday matinee, beloved of seminary girls, the students of a fashionable girls' school, dressed for a snow fight, built forts and snow men and shoveled snow in the front yard of the school and ended up with a "pitched battle" of snow balls which would put the historic "pillow fights" to shame.

Washington Post, Jan 29, 1922

No two alike

They are so naturally pretty--even their smiles are real. Beauty seems so plastic (or silicone) today. What a loss.

Snow Angels

Wow... beautiful women. I wish there were a time machine.

[Ooh. "Snow Angels." May I steal that as the revised title for this post? Thanks! - Dave]

 
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