SHORPY Historic Photo Archive & Fine-Art Prints
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

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

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.

© 2018 SHORPY INC.

[REV 25-NOV-2014]

JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600

The Nubile Savage: 1900

The Nubile Savage: 1900

Circa 1900. "Model, hair down." First seen on these pages as Thisbe and then Amorita. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

On Shorpy:
Today's Top 5

But she's got those ... stubby fingers

Like your stubby-fingered love for me. ♫ ♪ ♫

I can hear her thinking

Calgon, take me away!

So where are the shots of this lass

that they sold to the French postcard company?

1970 style hair in 1900

"Oh Lord, won'tcha buy me, a Mer-saay-deez-Benz!"

The real thing

Well said, ypiranga. I'm probably showing my age but I appreciate a natural woman.

Just beautiful

So, after three glimpses of this lovely woman ... do we know her name?

[Unfortunately no. - Dave]


Patti Smith & Frida Kahlo covet this. Actually, so do I. What spirit!

She most definitely

Looks a lot more attractive and feminine than today's botox enhanced, face stretched, bad hair, so called women.

Drag me through the jungle

and deliver me to the savages.

A Real Woman

Too bad models of that day didn't dress like today's models. That lady has all it takes.

Re: I think not


I think not

She is so male.

Dynamo Humm

She reminds me of an old Frank Zappa song. The perspiration on her upper lip area in particular.

Have a seat over there ...

Is this a sting operation for Dateline NBC?

My Verdict?

Blatant pandering.

Those Lips

are killing me! WOW. Eat your heart out, Octomom. Nothing fake here, folks. She's the real deal!

I looked up "nubile" in the dictionery

and strangely the definition wasn't "dragged through a hedge backwards" ...

A moment before

"I'll be down in a minute Mom, my hands are full right now!"

"Nubile Savage"

Nubile? I'll say!
Savage? Well, I wouldn't mind looking into that.

Must have been humid every day back then.

When I invent my time machine, I'm going to make a fortune selling conditioner!

Pray thee, kind sir

... might you direct a poor lass to the nearest electrolysis parlor?

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.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2018 Shorpy Inc.