Beauty Prize Winners: 1922

Ideal measurements for American women from the 1920s.

Vintage Beauty

Mack Sennett bathing beauties as “sirens of the sea." c. 1920s.

Modeling a hard plastic 'safety bra' to protect female workers at war plants, USA, 1943.

Prison Garb 1924. Belva Annan murderess whose trial records became the musical "Chicago."

Ringling 1941: I love everything about this picture!

back in the day.

Victorian beauty holding a book

Miss Washington: 1922

Leatherwood, Kentucky, 1964. "Boy covered by dirt smoking cigarette with one hand, holding can of tobacco in other."

Swimsuits of 1919

One of the most feared of all London's street gangs in the late 1880's was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess' most notorious novel.

1922 Bathing Beauties via Shorpy

1900 NYC

These are Buchenwald concentration camp guards who received a beating from the prisoners when the camp was liberated by the Americans. The picture was taken in April 1945, by the U.S. military photographer Elizabeth Miller.

Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln, attending the dedication exercises at the Lincoln Memorial (May 30, 1922).

Delicious and Refreshing: 1922 :: February 13, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Unidentified woman." Demonstrating an ingenious Prohibition-era fashion accessory, the cane-flask.

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken. I cried the whole way through

Circa 1910. Bathing at West Palm Beach, Florida.