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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

Pretty Girls

Sweet Seventeen: 1922

Sweet Seventeen: 1922

"Washington Tidal Basin Beauty Contest -- August 5, 1922." Seventeen-year-old Eva Fridell, last seen here and here, takes the loving cup from judge Isaac Gans. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Girl With the Curl: 1922

The Girl With the Curl: 1922

"Washington Tidal Basin Beauty Contest -- August 5, 1922." Prequel to the shot we saw yesterday: Seventeen-year-old Eva Fridell accepts first prize from judge Isaac Gans. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Beauty Contest: 1922

Beauty Contest: 1922

"Washington Tidal Basin Beauty Contest -- August 5, 1922." Misses Eva Fridell, 17, and Anna Niebel. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Bella Donna: 1921

Bella Donna: 1921

New York. May 16, 1921. The Metropolitan Opera soprano Yvonne d'Arle and friend. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Society Girls: 1915

Society Girls: 1915

New York circa 1915. "Eleanor Davies -- Marion Gibney -- Emalena Sizer -- Caryl Hackstaff -- Elizabeth Kirlin -- Laura Parsons -- Sophie Young -- Elise Rice (Mrs. Winfield Linn)." 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Bathing Girls: 1922

Bathing Girls: 1922

"Lansburgh Bathing Girls, 1922." Avert your eyes, gentlemen -- the leftmost lady's knees are showing. Next to her, Shorpy regulars will recognize Iola Swinnerton, winsome Washington beauty. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

County Fair: 1936

County Fair: 1936

Southern California ladies showing their wares in Pomona. View full size.

 
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