08 April 2009
I love stumbling across archives of vintage photographs. I always want to know the story of each and every person. Doesn't this look like a fun group of girls? I'm especially smitten with the girl in the front row, second from the right. I just love everything about her - from her messy finger waves to her v-neck sweater to her little floral corsage and the pleats in her skirt and her patterned stockings. I'm convinced that she and I would be fast friends had I been enrolled at the Holton-Arms school circa 1927.
I've been wasting way too much time going through the photo archives over at Shorpy. The wonderful thing about this archive is the photos have been scanned in from original negatives so they're all super high quality. You can enlarge them and see all sorts of detail you wouldn't normally be able to view. Some of my favorites are the old pageant photos from the teens and twenties with all the bathing beauties lined up on the beach in their finest wool swimwear (here, here and here). Can you imagine?!
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