Pretty Gals

Unsafe Lab Practice #291: 1923

Unsafe Lab Practice #291: 1923

Woman scientist in a laboratory with lots of glassware. She's standing on top of a step ladder, a no-no by current safety standards. Photo taken between 1909 and 1923. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Before the Crash: 1929

Before the Crash: 1929

Miss Ruth Nichols holding propellor of vintage 1920s airplane at Bolling Field. Nice old fashion and aviation photo taken in March of 1929. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Vintage Tennis Form and Fashion: 1925

Vintage Tennis Form and Fashion: 1925

Majorie Wooden about to make a smashing tennis shot in her 1920s outfit. Photo taken in 1925. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Reading to Her Dog: 1904

Reading to Her Dog: 1904

Helen Keller reading a braille book, petting her dog (a Boston Terrier perhaps?). Photo copyright by Whitman, Chelsea, Massachusetts in 1904. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Ready to Fly: 1920s

Ready to Fly: 1920s

1920s Broadway actress Mabel Withee showing off a flapper style dress. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Stupid Leopard Trick: 1906

Stupid Leopard Trick: 1906

Animal trainer Vallecita, famous for training and performing with leopards in vaudeville and circus. Old 1906 photo from the Photo Crafts Shop of Denver. LOC original medium: photographic print.

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