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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

Pretty Girls

Lillian Lee: 1908

Lillian Lee: 1908

July 17, 1908. Actors field day benefit for the New York Home for Destitute Crippled Children. Lillian Lee at the Polo Grounds "as first base." View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Louise Cromwell: 1911

Louise Cromwell: 1911

Louise Cromwell poses in fox furs, c. 1911. This is likely the wealthy heiress who married General Douglas MacArthur on February 14, 1922. View full size.

 

Confetti: 1918

Confetti: 1918

Mack Sennett's bathing beauties in serpentine confetti, April 24, 1918. View full size.

 

The Gambler: c. 1912

The Gambler: c. 1912

An obviously posed photo of a woman gambler brandishing her weapon. Celebrity Art Co., Boston, c. 1912. View full size.

Rea, Sterling & Maison: 1919

Rea, Sterling & Maison: 1919

Marvel Rea (left), Ford Sterling and Alice Maison in a publicity photo for Mack Sennett Comedies, c. 1919. View full size.

Cheesecake in Drapery: c 1918

Cheesecake in Drapery: c 1918

Actress Edith Roberts poses for a publicity shot for Mack Sennett Productions. Roberts got her start as a child actor on the vaudeville circuit. Later she starred in a number of silent films. Her filmography lists 154 titles. View full size.

The Misses Go Motoring: 1910

The Misses Go Motoring: 1910

"Miss Powell and Miss Sands" circa 1910. View full size. G.G. Bain Collection.

 
 
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