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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Wintry Mix: 1922

Wintry Mix: 1922

Washington, D.C. "Blizzard, January 28, 1922." The same lovely ladies we saw perched on a snowbank a few days ago. National Photo Co. View full size.

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Even five years earlier, these girls would not have been allowed out of the house in pants. Wearing pants allowed an entirely new world of experiences for girls -- like playing in the snow. The things we take for granted.


Those flared breeches are what interest this horseman. They were ubiquitous in the 20s and 30s, but today are seen only on state troopers and S&M costumes.

The Photographer...

...Obviously has good taste. These women are absolutely gorgeous. My old heart aches for the day...

Shakespeare Says...

If I could write the beauty of your eyes,
And in fresh numbers number all your graces,
The age to come would say this poet lies,
Such heavenly touches ne'er touched earthly faces.

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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