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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Pretty Girls

Tied for First: 1923

Tied for First: 1923

July 1923. Washington, D.C. "Miss Catherine Wo----, Wardman Park." Another tantalizingly sketchy caption. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Sitting Pretty: 1922

Sitting Pretty: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Lulu McGrath." It must have been either luck or amazing foresight that led this girl's parents to name their baby daughter Lulu -- it's hard to imagine her as a Betty or Nancy or anything else. Or it could be that when you're a Lulu, you just grow into the name. In any case, Miss McGrath's brief claim to fame was her appearance in an underwater documentary, "Wonders of the Sea." She was also a runner-up in the first Miss America pageant, in 1921. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Madame F: 1922

Madame F: 1922

New York circa 1922. The second of five photos labeled with a notation that looks like "Farnham." 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

The Little Broxes: 1924

The Little Broxes: 1924

New York circa 1924. The Brox sisters again, a year after getting out of bed. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Sister Act: 1923

Sister Act: 1923

New York circa 1923. "Brox sisters." These singing siblings made it big in vaudeville and then on Broadway. From the left (or maybe the right): Bobbe, Lorayne and Patricia. George Grantham Bain glass negative. View full size.

 

Five Stars: 1927

Five Stars: 1927

Washington, D.C., circa 1927. "Thayer Studio." No further information on these lithe and lissome lovelies. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Sashed: 1921

Sashed: 1921

1921. Inter-City Beauties Ethel Charles, Nellie Orr and Margaret Gorman at Union Station in Washington, D.C. Margaret would be crowned winner at the very first Miss America pageant. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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