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See Legs: 1938

See Legs: 1938

1938. "Swimwear model on bow of skiff at Marineland." You've come a long way, baby. Medium format negative by Toni Frissell. View full size.

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Could easily pass

For a CK or Chanel ad in Vogue today.

Beach Policeman

Where's that swimsuit-measuring cop when we need him?

Ultra Mod

One of the few vintage models I've seen on Shorpy who would be considered highly desirable by today's standards.


Are we certain this is from 1938? It sure doesn't seem to fit in with that era.

[This photo appeared in the January 1939 issue of  Vogue. - Dave]

Hard to Believe

This young lady would have been my mother's age or even a little older. She would have been 99 this year.

A wedding ring?

Kind of breaks the whole model fantasy thing. Or at least nudges it in a different direction.

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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