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Fashion Snapshots: 1928

1920s fashion: 1928

1928 was an interesting turning point in 1920s fashion. The boyish figure of the mid 1920s was starting to become more feminine again with female curves starting to re-emerge from androgyny.  The tubular flattening underwear of earlier in the decade was becoming more forgiving (or at least more womanly in shape), and once again women were allowed to have waistlines and curves, yay!

These photos are a really interesting mixture of candid shots of people going about their every day lives and the glamour of the rich and famous, personally though I love the chic simplicity of this lady getting off the streetcar above, although Joan Crawford looks fabulous too (below).

Above: A woman disembarking from a streetcar in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. July 1928

 

1920s fashion: 1928

A sketch from Spirella magazine, showing the changing silhouette of fashions in 1928 compared to the unnatural silhouettes of the previous year and the 2 previous centuries.

1920s fashion: 1928

‘The Colored Idea Band’ of Sonny Clay arrives in Sydney, 1928. The band entered Sydney Harbour playing their newly composed “Australian Stomp” on deck, with their dancers performing. After good reviews, the Truth newspaper organised for the band to be raided. They were found with Australian women and deported. African American bands were banned from visiting Australia until 1954.

 

1920s fashion: 1928

A woman with a fashionable finger-waved bob (or is her long hair just pinned up to look like a bob…?)

1920s fashion: 1928

Movie actress Lili Damita photographed wearing an exotic turban and feathers

 

1920s fashion: 1928

Joan Crawford photographed in September 1928

1920s fashion: 1928

Women clerical employees of Los Angeles Police Department getting fingerprinted and photographed in 1928. I love the sailor suit worn by the girl at the front of the queue!

 

1920s fashion: 1928

Women walking on the beach with Chinese-inspired parasols

1920s fashion: 1928

Little girl at a carnival dog show in Germany with her prize winning Russian greyhounds.

 

1920s fashion: 1928

Amelia Earhart photographed wearing a fur coat (which was later damaged by being sucked into the 11 Inch High Speed Tunnel) on the steps of Langley Research Building in 1928. Front row, left to right: E.A. Meyers, Elton Miller, Amelia Earhart, Henry Reid, and Lt. Col. Jacob W.S. Wuest. Back row, left to right: Carlton Kemper, Raymond Sharp, Thomas Carroll, (unknown person behind A.E.), and Fred Weick.

 

1920s fashion: 1928

Smart gentlemens fashions in 1928

 

 

1920s fashion: 1928

Students, Teachers, field trip and camping and farm shots, in Ontario.

 

 

1920s fashion: 1928

Students, Teachers, field trip and camping and farm shots, in Ontario.

 

 

1920s fashion: 1928

Students, Teachers, field trip and camping and farm shots, in Ontario.

 

Image source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,  and copyright: This work is in the public domain

 

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