The Shorpy Archive
 
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
 
Join and Share

 
Social Shorpy

To love him is to like him. Our goal: 100k "likes":

 
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:

 
 
 
 
Member Photos


Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

 
Colorized Photos


Colorized photos submitted by members.

 
About the Photos

Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

 
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Youngest Lawyer: 1922

Youngest Lawyer: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Pauline Floyd, 24, youngest lawyer ever admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court." View full size.

 

This could make a good movie!

Very nice photo and information. I could never have imagined this.

And in the movie...

She would have been played by Debra Winger!

A tesatment to feminine intelligence!

Way to go, Ms. Floyd! You became a force to be reckoned with. The old boys in the ABA must have been quaking in their boots.

[The title says it all! - Dave]

Quick study

This member of Washington's Business High School Class of 1915 was characterized in a July 1920 news story as a divorce specialist who was about to relocate from Washington to Reno to "find divorce cases worthy of her talents." How could one become a lawyer four years after high school? It was reported that she had taken "special courses in domestic relations at the Washington College of Law." The first law school founded by women, it's now part of American University. In an article published two years later (at the time of this photo), she was still in Washington. Then the trail runs cold, in D.C., Nevada, and elsewhere.

[She was also president of her senior class in law school. When she died in 1968 she was married to Lee Somers. - Dave]

Suffragettes

And here is another photo of Miss Floyd, taking notes at a meeting between Women's Suffrage activists Mrs. Lawrence Lewis and Alice Paul:

http://womenshistory.about.com/od/paulalice/ig/Alice-Paul-Pictures/Alice...

Ambitious Look

From looking at her photo, you just know that Miss Floyd would be going places.

 
THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2014 Shorpy Inc.