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Office Xmas Party: 1925
... . . . pretty women did not have to work in the '20's so, Miss Oilcan's exemption is assured, in my opinion - what a hottie. Foy ... then she was sequestered in the kit home built in one of America's booming trolley suburbs. It must have been a major change for ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/14/2018 - 8:44am -

Office Xmas Party: 1925

Miss Illegible: 1921
Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Nellie [Illegible], Miss Philadelphia." Perhaps someone out there can put a last name to this ... she's the cutest beauty pageant contestant ever. Miss Nellie Orr Miss Nellie Orr, Miss Philly 1921 and one of only eight contestants in the first (1921) Miss America pageant in Atlantic City. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/11/2011 - 11:25am -

Miss Illegible: 1921

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 ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/19/2012 - 1:41pm -

The Babe: 1924

Marjory - Miss Toronto 1923
... of the photo (call it part 2). And what is the pageant? Miss Atlantic City maybe? The Cop What really gets me is the cop to our ... Marjorie Smith I think the photo is of the 1922 Miss America contestants in Atlantic City. Marjorie Smith Deyell (Grandma Marjory) ... 
 
Posted by EgoSlaier - 09/22/2011 - 11:38pm -

Marjory - Miss Toronto 1923

Inter-City Beauties: 1927
... the middle. She's about to sink a knife into the back of Miss Wichita. tim I think I've seen this image before on the american ... not apply. Pageant I was watching the Miss Black America Pageant and I didnt find any blue eyes. I guess Germans need not apply. ... 
 
Posted by Ken - 02/20/2014 - 5:04pm -

Inter-City Beauties: 1927

Beach Policeman: 1922
... hearing in the media about the increase of obesity among America's young people is true. As they entered the building today with their ... was a compliment in those days. Look at the first 10 Miss America winners (not to mention Playboy centerfolds). The current idea ... 
 
Posted by Ken - 06/09/2018 - 4:21pm -

Beach Policeman: 1922

American Beauty: 1926
August 2, 1926. "Miss Marjorie Joesting." Our second look at Marjorie, who was Miss Washington, D.C., and a Miss America runner-up at Atlantic City. National Photo Company Collection glass ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2012 - 5:32pm -

American Beauty: 1926

Ghost Ship: 1916
... with no time to paint them. Coming to America This is the ship my great great grandfather came to America on! ... its speed would be overestimated, resulting in a torpedo miss instead of a hit. Anything that reduced the probability of a hit was ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/22/2012 - 7:09pm -

Ghost Ship: 1916

Beauticult of America: 1926
... Shop, Connecticut Avenue." Member of the "Beauticult of America." H&E glass negative. View full size. French Bobbing A ... on the door, enabled you to walk like an Egyptian? Miss Left If that hair is red, she's the woman of my dreams. (The ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/08/2012 - 12:44pm -

Beauticult of America: 1926

Peoples Drug No. 5: 1920
... business in Utica, Ohio. They have factory tours too. Miss America Miss America, the Chocolate Sensation! Look inside the door at ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/28/2015 - 4:05pm -

Peoples Drug No. 5: 1920

Loosey & Rickety: 1939
... like it could be Faulkner's inspiration ... for Miss Emily's house in "A Rose for Emily" (1930) [APPLAUSE] "Loosey and ... the LITTLE RICKETY? (The Gallery, M.P. Wolcott, Rural America) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2019 - 1:15pm -

Loosey & Rickety: 1939

Dis-covered: 1902
Circa 1902. "Miss K. Weston." Head and shoulders above the rest. 5x7 inch glass negative ... Her expression speaks volumes. To be a woman in America at the dawn of the 20th century? Pure magic. Possibly an actress A Miss Kate Weston lived in DC in 1900, and one later showed up in an array of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/18/2019 - 2:25pm -

Dis-covered: 1902

Long Goodie: 1925
... the Girl With the Crocodile Car , was the first-ever Miss America. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2012 - 4:34pm -

Long Goodie: 1925

Hotel Flanders: 1905
... seen behind the hotel, still stands, at least. Miss Dimond I wonder what she was selling? Dresses, millinery, possibly ... the same as the one in our photo. - Dave] Bank of America Just another modern building at the location. It looks as thought ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 8:50pm -

Hotel Flanders: 1905

Dorothy Parker: 1938
August 4, 1938. Washington, D.C. "Miss Dorothy Parker has been selected as Miss Washington and will compete for the title of Miss America at the Atlantic City beauty pageant to be held during Labor Day week. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/27/2012 - 12:23pm -

Dorothy Parker: 1938

Stuff It: 1937
... following set of pictures, made under the supervision of Miss Lucy Alexander, Chief Cooking Specialist. Miss Alexander, a graduate of ... Butterball hotline for one's turkey help in 21st century America? Thanksgiving Our Canadian Thanksgiving was a month ago, of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/13/2018 - 12:20am -

Stuff It: 1937

Measurements: 1937
... right and I are thinking the same thing. Somewhere in America There's somebody saying, "Oh my God, that's Great-Grandpa in his ... he got over it! [72? Check your math. - Dave] Miss Eleanor seems to be getting awfully close to Mr. Johnson! Fark Off ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/12/2011 - 7:24pm -

Measurements: 1937

Leggy Lady
... but WOWSY!! View full size. Could be a Miss America She looks to me like Bess Myerson (Miss America, 1945). Man, what a ... 
 
Posted by mhallack - 07/26/2013 - 7:29pm -

Leggy Lady

Sashed: 1921
... D.C. Margaret would be crowned winner at the very first Miss America pageant. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/27/2012 - 12:23pm -

Sashed: 1921

Read All About It: 1942
... to be the most authoritative. From "Microcosm of America" leaflet Legend has it that the OWI organized its photos of ... did that for Life Magazine. All of these almost made me miss the penny candy jars, where the clerk would reach in and count them out ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/10/2013 - 6:02pm -

Read All About It: 1942

Shiny Datsun: 1971
... like he's got her in a solid arm lock. Meanwhile, America is still recovering from the 1970's. I totally love that car. I ... 1970s includes a timeline that begins with Marilyn Lange - Miss May 1974 - and ends with Farrah Fawcett. The lady in this picture is ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 09/29/2011 - 6:49pm -

Shiny Datsun: 1971

Five and Ten: 1921
... Collection glass negative. View full size. We miss you, Woolworth's Woolworth's was part of America's 20th century memories. Who over 50 hasn't bought housewares, pens, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/12/2011 - 10:35am -

Five and Ten: 1921

Fill In the Blank: 1939
... -- Tennessee Williams, "Orpheus Descending" Ole Miss I guess Mississippi wasn't dry in 1939. It was when I was at Biloxi in ... a home and for the benefit of their former slaves. Miss. Liquor Sales Mississippi did not end statewide prohibition until 1962; ... Click to enlarge. (The Gallery, Rural America, Russell Lee, Stores & Markets) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/02/2008 - 4:09pm -

Fill In the Blank: 1939

Miss Anita Phipps: 1923
November 24, 1923. Miss Anita Phipps, director of women's relations for the War Department. View ... that the peacetime US Army. Her job was to persuade America that Mars needs women? Lace Anyone know if her lace collar is ... or bobbin lace? Chapeau Wow, that is some hat! Miss Phipps She looks kind of wistful, like a tired crusader, which ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 1:42pm -

Miss Anita Phipps: 1923

Miss Tomlin's School: 1926
Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Miss Tomlin's School." Our second look at this establishment, run by Miss Queenie Ada-Maye Tomlin. Who can tell us about the Panama Canal Zone? ... did you learn today?" Mother replied. "We reviewed America's part in carrying the white man's burden. We talked about the Canal ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/13/2011 - 10:10pm -

Miss Tomlin's School: 1926

Old Man River: 1906
... Bridge, and the Casino Boats. On second thought I don't miss those at all, this is a better image. Vicksburg & Greenville ... that it would not be safe. There are to many bad people in America. [Smart move. So many kayakers these days getting waylaid by ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2012 - 3:19pm -

Old Man River: 1906

Golden Girl: 1926
"Miss Marjorie Joesting, August 2, 1926." Our third look at Marjorie, a Miss Washington, D.C., who was runner-up at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City. National Photo Company Collection glass ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/12/2009 - 8:46am -

Golden Girl: 1926

Baby Picture: 1908
... Pacific Engagement of Representative Sherley and Miss Critten Announced Announcement is made by Mr. and Mrs. De Frees ... member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. She also served on the Women's Board of the Episcopal Church Home and ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/12/2011 - 7:10pm -

Baby Picture: 1908

Print My Finger: 1918
... of the prettiest girls on Shorpy! That neck! Mrs. (or Miss) Boswell In the February 24, 1918 edition of the NY Times: "Miss Marie ... as guys like me would have said considerably later in America's history, is a really classy dame! (The Gallery, D.C., Natl Photo, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/12/2011 - 2:51pm -

Print My Finger: 1918

Motown Noir: 1910
... on me: they alternately won't skid and don't slide! America's Heyday Beautiful. Amazing signage. Chop Suey ... like the 19th Century still. Margaret Illington Miss Illington, here starring at the Detroit Opera House, had recently been ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 5:00pm -

Motown Noir: 1910
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