1. Killed Negatives of the Great Depression
When I think of the Great Depression, one of the first images that comes to mind the iconic 1936 photograph Migrant Mother taken by Dorothea Lange. Lange was an American documentary photographer who worked for the Farm Security Administration during the Depression along with a number of other photographers who travelled around the United States documenting life at the time.
I've seen at least a hundred of these images of the years but today I found out that even though over 160,000 images were captured, less than half of those made it to print. AND what's even sadder than those images never making it to print is that the negatives were actually hole punched in a severe, dare I say blasphemous, way of editing and ensuring they were never used. Below are a few of those images...
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2. A Daredevil Female WWII Fighter Pilot
Perhaps you've heard of the Womens Air Force Service Pilots (WASPS) but have you heard of female fighter pilot Cecil “Teddy” Kenyon? Along with two other women, Teddy was selected as part of publicity act for the Civil Air Corps. Despite being exceptional pilots these lady flyers were showcased to the public in their full flight gear with perfect lipstick advertising things like Camel cigarettes. Hmm...
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3. The Wannabe Princess
The saga of Anastasia Romanov is not a new one, but it's a fun one to revisit. One of my favorite websites, Messy Nessy Chic did a recent post summarizing the possible survival, escape and claimed reappearance of the Russian Grand Duchess.
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4. Early Photos of America's Western Frontier
I never tire of photos of the American west. These photos taken by Timothy O'Sullivan between 1867 and 1874 are probably the earliest photos of seen of this area. My favorite photo has to be the one directly below. It's Timothy's traveling darkroom wagon being pulled by four mules! How cool is that!?
Found on Flashbak
I've been selling vintage online for the last 10 years and I've been wanting to archive what has gone through the shop over the last decade. It's going to be a huge undertaking but I've started and have a good grasp on the 1920s Clothing Archive! It's still very much a work in progress but it's a start!
My goal is to get a photo of each piece in the archive. But that's just the start, I would like to link to the original description eventually. That's going to be the time consuming part! I'm hoping it will not only be a fun place to look at vintage over the decades but I'm hoping it'll be a useful resource for vintage lovers to research labels, designs and other various aspects of historical fashion.
So that's where I'm at! If you wouldn't mind, head over to the 1920s Clothing Archive, take a look around and let me know what you like/don't like about it and what additional information you would like to see. Thanks in advance!
1920s Dresses Currently in Shop
We've got a few 1920s dresses for sale that are currently up in the shop! Whether you've got a Gatsby party to attend or or just an avid collector, our selection is of the utmost quality. Each dress is very wearable and has a lot of life left. These are a few of my favorites...
1920s Dresses We've Sold
We've had so many beautiful 1920s dresses come through the shop over the last decade. Here are a few of them but if you would like to see more, check out or 1920s Clothing Archive!