We’re taking another trawl through history in photographs and this week we’re focusing on the 1920s.
Posted on 14/05/2016
1. Josephine Baker dancing the Charleston at the Folies-Bergère, Paris.
2. Amelia Earhart just prior to her transatlantic crossing of 17 June 1928.
3. Actress Louise Brooks, c. 1920.
4. Prima ballerina Anna Pavlova, 1927.
5. Skiers in High Park, Toronto, Canada in Jan 1925. Archives of Ontario
6. Actress Norma Shearer decorating a tree, c. 1920.
7. A 1923 permanent-waving machine built by Icall for sale by Eugene Suter under the name ‘Eugene’. The 22 tubular heaters, designed in 1917 by Isidoro Calvete and patented by Suter in 1920, hung from the ‘chandelier’ by their wires, which also served to take the weight of the heaters. By Louis Calvete, via Wikimedia Commons
8. US employees’ rights activist Mary Harris ‘Mother’ Jones at the White House in 1924. United States Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs
9. A ‘tipping cane’, also known as a ‘cane flask’, used during Prohibition.
10. Correct Postures for Housework, part of a series of photographs taken of Miss Ruth Kellogg demonstrating correct postures for various forms of housework. Photos taken by Troy for Delineator magazine. No date is given, but Miss Kellogg was at Cornell 1921-26.