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    Beauty Prize Winners: 1922

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

    1920 Bathing Beauties

    Vintage Beauty

    Ideal measurements for American women from the 1920s.

    Ringling 1941: I love everything about this picture!

    Miss America 1924

    A rare behind the scenes glimpse of a rather serious looking Victorian (1890s) bride who is being dressed for her big day.

    Photo of the “Llullaillaco Maiden”, a 15 year old girl sacrificed during the Inca Empire for both purposes of religious rite and social control. She was chosen a year prior to her death, fed a ritualistic diet for an approximate twelve months to make her gain weight, then was drugged and left on the shrine at Volcano Llullaillaco, where she was left to die of exposure. For five hundred years, her body had been preserved at 82 ft. She is considered to be the best preserved Andean mummy

    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.

    1920s urchin, smoking?

    Flapper, 1920s

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    Miss Washington: 1922

    June 17, 1922. Group winners of Tidal Basin Beauty Contest.

    Victorian beauty holding a book

    Cowboy, c. 1890.

    September 1938. "Farm wife washing clothes. Lake Dick Project, Arkansas." 35mm negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration.

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

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

    This is one of the earliest known photographs of a human. A self portrait taken in 1839, it shows a young Robert Cornelius (1809-1893) standing outside his family’s lamp-making shop in Philadelphia. Cornelius was an American of Dutch descent whose knowledge of metallurgical chemistry was to help in perfecting the process of silver-plating, then employed in the production of daguerreotypes.