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Queenie Ladovitch: 1920

Queenie Ladovitch: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Queenie Ladovitch." Possibly the daughter of Ernest (Ernst) Vladimir Ladovitch, president of the Washington Conservatory of Music. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

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Life details

In 1930 Census, Queen is listed as "Sadovitch" age 25 living with her brother Ernest age 35 in the Dupont Hotel in Washington D.C. They are both listed as musicians born in Illinois. Their older divorced sister Grace Petrides is also there age 45 with her children George Jr and Grace.

Tried another way of doing it

Here's my take on it. I was pleased with my initial foray into iridescent fabric, and used a royal purple to tie everything together.

To ajax1946

Great Job !!!

One is bigger

Why would someone want the left breast to appear smaller than her right? I hope an enterprising Photoshopper will restore her lovely proportions.

[Whoever made the alteration was just adding a highlight. SOP in those days. - Dave]

Beautiful Subject

and form study. Maybe there were many, but I remember this pose as a figure that my Grandmother had in her bathroom. The figure was purchased as raw bisque at a craft or hobby shop in the '40s, '50s or '60s, painted by the purchaser (my Grandma) and returned to the shop to be fired in a kiln. However I don't remember the figure having the upper garment.


And very risque. Did they have bikini waxes in 1920?

Just Beautiful

She is just gorgeous! My very own "Picture of Lily"

What more can you ask? A short list.

A very pretty young woman, with a lovely figure, dressed in a scanty costume. Timeless beauty, what more can you ask? Please put this young woman in the Shorpy top 10!

I would also like to see this one Colorized. Perhaps a soft green or peach color for her outfit.

Au Naturel

No Photoshop here!

[The only alteration to this image was some non-digital bust enhancement. Which I Photoshopped out. - Dave]

Get Me Outta Here!

She doesn't look like a happy puppy.


Wasn't the line from one of his songs "She's an artist, she don't look back!" She is relaxed within herself.


What classic Beauty.


She looks like a wax statue. And her navel is showing! NBC will fire her for that.

A true beauty

Whose looks bridge the limits of time

Wow! What a dish!

That's ALOT of skin to be showing for 1920!

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