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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE MIAMI: c. 1960s

Viola's Valentine: 1924

Viola's Valentine: 1924

February 1924. "Miss Viola Hudson, the WCAP 'Valentine Girl,' who on St. Valentine night broadcast a greeting to radio fans." Regarded by many historians as the beginning of Fox News. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

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LOL -- Fox News -- LOL

That is a GREAT caption, Mr. Shorpy!

Tonal range

Subject and setting aside, the tonal range achieved by the photographer (and scanner) is top notch. Deep blacks, all middle gray shades and a perfect rendering of the poor ermine. Not easily achieved even with today's digital technology.

[Click here to see the pre-Photoshop version of Viola and her arctic fox. - Dave]

Fashion fun!

My grandmother came of age during this time and she had many of these tail-biting animals. My cousins and I had a lot of fun attaching those spring-loaded jaws to each other as in critter-attack mode. Fun memories!

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