Found Fridays Vol. II

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...

 Killed negative from a series of photos taken by the U.S. Farm Security Administration during the Depression Era.
 Killed negative from a series of photos taken by the U.S. Farm Security Administration during the Depression Era.
 Killed negative from a series of photos taken by the U.S. Farm Security Administration during the Depression Era.
 Killed negative from a series of photos taken by the U.S. Farm Security Administration during the Depression Era.
 Killed negative from a series of photos taken by the U.S. Farm Security Administration during the Depression Era.
 Killed negative from a series of photos taken by the U.S. Farm Security Administration during the Depression Era.
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 Killed negative from a series of photos taken by the U.S. Farm Security Administration during the Depression Era.

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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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Found on Timeline

 

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. 

 Anna Anderson versus Anastasia Romanov
 Tsar Nicolas and the Romanov daughters.
 Anna Tschaikovsky claimed to be the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov for years until it was proven to be false.

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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!?

 Timothy O’Sullivan’s darkroom wagon, pulled by four mules in 1867. Taken in the Carson Sink, part of Nevada’s Carson Desert.
 The Colorado River in the Black Canyon, Mojave County, Arizona. Taken in 1871.
 The Old Mission Church in Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico. Taken in 1873.
 Anasazi ruins in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, America in 1873.
 An expedition boat on the Truckee River in western Nevada. Photo taken in 1867.
 Pagosa Hot Spring, Colorado in 1874.
 Oak Grove in White Mountains. Sierra Blanca, Arizona in 1873.

Found on Flashbak

1920s Dresses & Our Art Deco Archive

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!  

 Leslie of Dalena Vintage in a 1920s dress from her vintage clothing shop in Austin, Texas.

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 Eyelet Dress

1920s Eyelet Dress

 1920s Velvet Dress

1920s Velvet Dress

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

 1920s Beaded Gown

1920s Beaded Gown

 1920s Dress

1920s Dress

 1920s Wedding Dress Set

1920s Wedding Dress Set

 1920s B Altman Dress

1920s B Altman Dress