Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

John Held Jr., Life, The Faded Blonde, Life, 1920s

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John Held Jr., The Girl Said No, 1930

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Found in Trouble in Paradise.

Black Bottom Dance

John Held Jr., Explain this black bottom dance, 1920s. Click image for 748 x 1024 size.
"Explain this black bottom dance".
"You don't let your right hip know what your left hip is doing".

John Held Jr., Explain this black bottom dance, 1920s

Learn the Black Bottom Dance (thanks to motorthings for uploading this!)

6:44 minutes.

Edythe Baker, 1925

1920's, originally uploaded by myvintagevogue.

Monday, 29 December 2008

Emilio Vila, Crème Simon

John Held Jr., The Original Charlston, Josephine Baker, 1920s

Yamashita Shōten, Shashin Salon magazine, January 1934

From the page:

"Advertisement published in the January 1934 issue of Shashin Salon.
Document owned and scanned by rebollo_fr. It is in public domain, as are all anonymous works published more than fifty years ago in Japan.
See also the Camerapedia page about

Saturday, 27 December 2008

John Held Jr., Sweet Sixteen, Life, Freshman Number, September 30 1926

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1847 Rogers Bros. Silverplate Ad - 1932

"From the December 1932 issue of Better Homes & Gardens"

John Held Jr., Joe College

John Held Jr., Joe College, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

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Alfred Cheney Johnston, Lilian Bond

Lilian Bond., originally uploaded by carbonated.

John Held Jr., Life Commencement Number, The Sweet Girl Graduate, 1920s

Leff, I "Wanna" Sing About You

I "Wanna" Sing About You, originally uploaded by Paula Wirth.

From the page:

"By Cliff Friend and Dave Dreyer, performed by Guy Lombardo, published by Irving Berlin, Inc.

Illustrated by Leff.

Private collection of Paula K. Wirth"

The Delineator, Van Raalte Veils ad, May 1920

The Delineator May 1920, originally uploaded by retro vault.

John Held Jr., Life, Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks, 1920s

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John Held Jr., Hold'em, 1925

John Held Jr., Hold'em, 1925, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

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Flapper party

flapper party, originally uploaded by hansom cab.

John Held Jr., Life, Football Number, November 19 1925

Friday, 26 December 2008

John Held Jr., Life, March 18 1926

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker, originally uploaded by Jane Diamond.

Josephine Baker

La Vie Parisienne, Georges Léonnec, Sous La Glace, 1926

1926_vp_28_leonnec, originally uploaded by Foxtongue.

Flapper portrait

, originally uploaded by I Love Entropy.

From the page:

"I got this set of photos of this flapper girl on eBay, and was touched by the fact that they were important enough to her to keep in perfect condition for decades, until they evidently wound up in some estate sale. So, here they are for all the world to see on the Internet; it certainly puts it all into perspective when one realizes that she was born at least a hundred years ago!

Thanks to everyone who has appreciated these pictures -- I'm glad I can make them live on, though I'd love to know who the mystery woman was!"

John Held Jr., Life, October 1, 1925

John Held Jr., Merely Margy, 1929

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John Held Jr., Packard Automobile Ad, Packard magazine, 1927

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John Held Jr., Peggy's Progress, The San Francisco Call, May 7 1927

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John Held Jr., Tales of the Jazz Age, 1922

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John Held Jr., The Poker Game

John Held Jr., The Poker Game, originally uploaded by Gatochy.