Rudolph Valentino and his dog. Actor and heart-throb Valentino appeared in many films, including Moran of the Lady Letty (1921), which was filmed in a variety of Southern California locations, including Balboa, Anaheim Landing, Catalina, and the Lasky Camp in Santa Ana Canyon. Does anyone know what his dog was called?
1920s movie stars Vilma Bánky & Rudolph Valentino looking passionate
1920s movie stars Vilma Bánky & Rudolph Valentino in The Eagle, 1925. Aren’t they beautiful?
Joan Crawford, 1920s
A striking photo of Joan Crawford in the 1920s. I love the way the silhouette and shadows really add to the composition of this picture. Isn’t it stunning?
Vintage women’s boxing: late 1800s to 1920s
I assumed that women’s boxing was a fairly new sport, after all it was only included in the Olympics last year for the first time, but from these photos you can see it was going on (although with varying degrees of inappropriate outfits) since at least the late 1880s. I’m guessing it wasn’t a mainstream(…)
1920s soap advert
A very pretty 1920s advert for Ivory Soap. Never has soap sounded so appealing! Hidden springs of beauty in your skin – set them free! In your marvelous skin itself Nature has set up a beauty shop! Did you know that? Complicated little cells renew its silken surface day by day… invisible springs of moisture(…)
1920s Eskimo family portrait
Isn’t this the most beautiful family portrait? A photo of an Eskimo mother, father, and son, photographed in Noatak, Alaska, by Edward Sheriff Curtis circa 1929.
Colour or black and white? 1920s pilot in winter flying gear
I love a good colorized photo, (emphasis on the GOOD). When this process is done well it can completely bring an old photograph alive. I’ve recently discovered the amazing History in Color, which is full of beautifully colorized photos and I had to share this photo with you. Its of pilot William C. Hopson who(…)
Quotes: Coco Chanel on style vs fashion
Fashion fades, only style remains the same – Coco Chanel. The photo is of Helen Wallace, cousin to Bess Truman photographed in 1925 looking fabulous in a fur cape and hat.
The many hats of 1920s criminals
I found these photos of 1920s criminals absolutely fascinating, partly because I think mug-shots make for really interesting candid photographs, but also because of the variety of different hats worn by the men in these photos. They were all taken in Calgary in 1920. What do you think they were arrested for? Number 6088 definitely(…)
1920s actress Vilma Banky
1920s actress Vilma Banky wearing a cloche hat and 3 rows of pearls, 1927
Joan Crawford wearing a cloche hat, 1920s
A young Joan Crawford wearing a cloche hat and some very austere makeup from, 1927. I love her embroidered collar and the brooch pinned to her hat…
The pre-Hollywood Greta Garbo
Swedish actress Greta Garbo photographed in 1925 just before she made the move to Hollywood (and before she had her Hollywood transformation). It’s very different to her American movie image isn’t it?
Silent movie actress Lillian Gish
1920s Hollywood star and silent movie actress Lillian Gish photographed by Charles Albin, New York, 1922. Aren’t her gloves and veil pretty? Such a lovely photo!
Greta Garbo before she was told to ‘lose weight and get her teeth fixed’
These photos of Greta Garbo were taken in 1924, the year she made her first movie in The Saga of Gösta Berling. The following year she met Louis B. Mayer, the vice president and general manager of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer who reportedly told her to “get her teeth fixed and to lose weight because Americans didn’t like(…)
Young Greta Garbo aged 15
A young Greta Garbo photographed aged 15 in 1920 by Henry B Goodwin. It was another 4 years before she starred in her first movie.
Naked girl a box of rabbit fur, 1920s
I’m not entirely sure why there is a naked girl in this box of rabbit fur. Do you think it was a promotional photo, or is she just a girl who likes feeling fur against her naked skin and got snapped in the process..? I prefer to think it’s the second option 🙂
Miss Bobbed Hair, 1925 (and all the other contestants)
The winner (above) and runners up of the Bobbed Hair contest held in Coral Gables, Florida in February 1925. That’s a big old cup for a hairstyle isn’t it? Coral Gables,Personally I think the lady 4th from the left should have won… Source and copyright: No known copyright restrictions | Source and copyright: No known(…)
1920s studio portrait of Helen Wallace in a strange fur hat
Photograph Studio Portrait of Helen Wallace, ca. 1925, the cousin of Bess Truman wearing a fur cape and hat. I’ve never seen a hat like this before, what kind of fur do you think it was?