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1900s Dress Archive

A portrait of New York 1905 (video)

This clip from the Early Motion Picture collection was filmed 1905 and scanned on HD format. The view on Manhattans Theatre District is from the top of the then newly-erected Times Building, at a height of approximately twenty stories. The photographer makes a pan to the north over the tops of the buildings from Bryant

First Miss America Beauty Contest (1920s)

With the flapper era bringing in a new breed of girls, bathing beauty contests were popping up in cities throughout the United States. Miss America beauty contest began in Atlantic City in 1921. Chicago capitalized on this trend in 1922 by starting the Miss Chicago contest, which is still held yearly, and Texas followed suit

Colorized Vintage Fashion (16 Pics)

There are many apps these days which claim to colorize with a click of a button your old black & white photographs, but these compare poorly to the work of a real artist. I’ve seen many good colorists over the years, but none compare to the artistry of Russian woman Olga Shirnina, who has perfected