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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Pretty Girls

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.

 

The Babe: 1924

The Babe: 1924

Eighteen-year-old Ruth Malcomson, Miss Philadelphia of 1924. Later that year in Atlantic City, she would be crowned Miss America. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, Atlantic Foto Service/George Grantham Bain Collection.

 
 
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