Fashion

Beauty Contest Gone Wrong: 1919

Beauty Contest Gone Wrong: 1919

Big boy, little boy and bystanders wearing vintage swimsuits at beauty contest at the Tidal Basin, Washington, D.C., 1919. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

President Harding in Knickers: 1922

President Harding in Knickers: 1922

President Warren G. Harding in Newspaper Men's Tournament, a golf tournament held in May, 1922. Old photo shows Harding, wearing knickers and a bow tie, playing with a dog. President Harding was the first newspaper publisher to be elected President. National Photo Company Collection. LOC original medium: glass negative.

WW1 Sailor Support: 1915

WW1 Sailor Support: 1915

Comforts Committee of Navy League with knitting machines. From the Connecticut State Library website: "On July 4, 1915, a group of women in Washington, D.C. formed the Women’s Section of the Navy League. The League hoped to band women of various philosophical backgrounds under the banner of Patriotism, Americanism, and National Defense.

Waiting For Her Man: 1939

Waiting For Her Man: 1939

Farm woman sitting on the running board of a dirty old car waiting for her husband. Photo taken at an auction near Tenstrike, Minnesota in 1939 by photographer John Vachon. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Boston Boys: 1922

Boston Boys: 1922

Woman identified as Mrs. Walter R. Stimess with two Boston Terriers, 1922. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Anti-Vivisection Ladies: 1913

Anti-Vivisection Ladies: 1913

Ladies of the International Anti-Vivisection Congress. Vivisection is surgery conducted for experimental purposes on a living organism, typically animals. Nice 1913 fashion photo also. Back row: Mrs. Clinton Bichney Farrell; Mrs. Florence Pell Warning. Front row: Mrs. Caroline E. White; Miss Lind-Af-Hageby; Mrs. R. G. Ingersol. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

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