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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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Joy Ride: 1920

Joy Ride: 1920

New York, 1920. "Young." One of dozens of photos of Ms. Young in the Bain archive. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

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The Captivating Miss Young in 1921

As a group, the Bain series of photos of Miss Young (no wedding ring), some in cars (a few with another young woman), some without, and some in room interiors, are typical of their "candid" feature photos of attractive stage performers, both actresses and singers, that were published in New York's illustrated dailies and Sunday supplements. One of the interior shots shows her studying a piece of sheet music, and another shows her holding the February 1921 issue of Vanity Fair magazine, with a cover by Anne Harriet Fish. Alas, although I found a few contemporary actress and opera singer portraits that resembled her, none were the cheerful lady herself.


I'd like to know anyone with a laugh so infectious that even a still image makes me smile.

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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