Pretty Gals

Up Against the Wall: 1920s

Up Against the Wall: 1920s

Sexy actress Joan Crawford in classic 1920s flapper style dress and hat. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Harley Honey: 1937

Harley Honey: 1937

Old photo of a woman on a vintage 1930s Harley-Davidson. She was the first woman to get a motorcycle license in Washington, D.C.. The description with the photo: "Although she weights only 88 pounds--one-third of the machine she rides, Mrs. Sally Halterman is the first woman to be granted a license to operate a motorcycle in the District of Columbia.

Mojave Apache Couple: 1898

Mojave Apache Couple: 1898

Mojave Apache Henry Wilson and his wife. Native American studio portrait photo taken in 1898. Photograph by Adolf F. Muhr, photographer for F.A. Rinehart Studio, Omaha, Nebraska. LOC original medium: gelatin silver photographic print.

Ziegfeld Girl: 1923

Ziegfeld Girl: 1923

Ziegfeld Follies girl Lucile Layton. A native of Yonkers born in 1903, she died at age 101 in 2004. Layton was one of the last Ziegfeld Follies Girls, having appeared in the Follies from 1921 to 1924. Before that she was in the Midnight Frolics produced by Ziegfeld. As a child, she appeared in several D.W. Griffith films. National Photo Company photo published in 1923.

Stylin' Suffragette: 1908

Stylin' Suffragette: 1908

Comedic film, theater and vaudeville actress, and suffragette Trixie Friganza, decending steps wearing large hat and suffrage movement sash, New York City, 1908. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Fabulous Flapper: 1920s

Fabulous Flapper: 1920s

Vintage fashion photo of American actress Betty Compson, wearing a sexy 1920s flapper dress, making a grand entrance. No date with photo, but she was born in 1897, so probably 1920s. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

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