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Birds of a Feather: Washington circa 1920s. "Mrs. Gaillard." From a Harris & Ewing portrait series depicting society types in historical and theatrical costumes. Click to view full size. (That only looks like Tony Curtis, second from the right, in 'Some Like it Hot'. It's not.)

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The A-Z's Of 1920s Slang

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1950s People actually talked face to face with each other and built stronger bonds than now. If this were taken today, everyone would be sitting with their backs to each other texting on their ipods.

July 26, 1919. Washington, D.C. Swimsuit "bathing beach parade" at the Tidal Basin.

Four prize winners in the 1922 beauty show at Washington Bathing Beach, Washington, D.C. Left to right: Gay Gatley, Eva Fridell, Anna Neibel, Iola Swinnerton.

March 16, 1915. "Operating Room, Washington Asylum Hospital." More sanitary, one hopes, than the moldy glass plate recording the scene.

Beach police, swimsuits no higher than six inches above knee - Washington DC 1920

How in the world did men and women wear things like this is the me. This is a photo of two ladies in Atlantic City in the early 1920s