History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

17 April, 2012

Flappers and Philosophers

Women of the 1920s! (these come with varying amounts of info; I've included what there is, when there's anything).

The title, by the way, comes from the title of F. Scott Fitzgerald's first book of short stories. I love it.



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A flapper medallion. Source



Women modelling fashion, Florida, 1929. Source






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20s beach fun. Source



A bit of 1920s colour. Source



A young woman brushing a hat to keep it clean (thanks to Shay for letting me know that!). Source



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Princess Mary talks to a British army officer in Belfast, 1928. Source






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A Turkish woman in modern dress, 1925. Source






Of course, the 20s weren't all jazz and bathtub gin. A group of young women hook rugs, 1929. Source






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Sweden, 1929. Source



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Female jazz band the Ingenues arrive in Sydney, Australia, 1928-29. Source




2 comments:

Shay said...

The young lady in the photo is brushing the hat to clean it. Good wool felt hats last a long time without having to be professionally cleaned if they are brushed at the end of the day to remove dust and dirt.

It has been my experience that hats don't look as good after cleaning. The process takes some of the body out of them.

Anna said...

Fantastic, thanks! I had no idea and I really ought to! :)

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