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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Pretty Girls

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.

 

Madonna of the Sandbags: 1942

Madonna of the Sandbags: 1942

"Noontime rest for a full-fledged assembly worker at the Long Beach, Calif., plant of Douglas Aircraft Company." October 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 

Lady in the Water: 1947

Lady in the Water: 1947

A model floating in the water at Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida. The image by fashion photographer Toni Frissell was published in Harper's Bazaar in December 1947. Mug | Weeki Wachee Mermaids | View full size.

 

Didn't I Have Six Dice?

Didn't I Have Six Dice?

"A Winning Miss" in 1911. Art Photo Co., Grand Rapids, Mich. View full size.

 

Bathing Beauty Pirates: 1924

Bathing Beauty Pirates: 1924

Jewell Pathe's Bathing Beauty Pirates capture Vitagraph Ships for "Captain Blood" in Balboa Beach, California, June 15, 1924. Photograph by M.F. Weaver. View full size

Pirates: 1924

Pirates: 1924

Jewell Pathe's Bathing Beauty Pirates capture Vitagraph Ships for "Captain Blood" in Balboa Beach, California, June 15, 1924. Photograph by M.F. Weaver. View full size

Church Ladies: 1941

Church Ladies: 1941

Easter Sunday, April 1941. Waiting for the processional at an Episcopal church in South Side Chicago. View full size. Photograph by Russell Lee.

 
 
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