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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Fashion photography of the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s


Fashion model underwater in dolphin tank, at Marineland, Florida. 1939.  A similar image was published in 
Vogue in October 1939. 

Model wearing an evening gown on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial, Washington. June 1949.

These beautiful black and white fashion photos were taken by the New York fashion photographer Toni Frissell (1907-88). She not only photographed fashion models but women from all walks of life. She photographer great personalities of her time, worked with the Red Cross during WWII, becoming the official photographer for the Women's Army Corps. She worked for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Sports Illustrated, Life.

Fashion model in Victoria Station. Published in "Harper's bazaar", 1951

Top two images are courtesy of the Toni Frissell Collection at the US Library of Congress. 



21 comments:

sacramento said...

Thank you for bringing beauty to my weekend.
Fabulous pics
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malla said...

wonderful pic. most surprising is in the water, fantastic work my congratulations.

Fashionistable said...

I didnt know about her. Beautiful images thank you for the introduction. Xxxx

Arychan said...

Ciao Marika, io sto bene, spero anche tu :)
Puoi tranquillamente utilizzare l'immagine!
Alla prossima, un abbraccio grande.

trolleyla said...

Beautiful photographs! I saw an Anthropologie catalog shoot awhile ago where they also shot under water, and it was lovely. I wonder if this was the influence?

trolleyla said...

Beautiful! I saw a Anthropologie Catalog shoot recently where they also shot underwater..I wonder if this was the inspiration?

Molly said...

Gorgeous photos! I love vintage clothing and I have some extraordinary dresses and costumes from the 50s. Unfortunately I can't wear them. They are about XS and I'm not ;-( But that gives me the idea of working them into some unusual photos. Much better than keeping them in suitcases. Ha, a project for next year :-) Thank you for the idea!!

My Styleadvisor said...

Very nice photos. The underwater one is my favourite.

HANNA BERNHARD PARIS said...

Bonjour Marika :)

Thanks for all your comments on my blog and I wish you a great Holiday season !

Best from Paris,
Nathalie.

Jessica Cangiano said...

There is such a great abundance of elegance at play in these artistic, strikingly lovely images. Thank you for such an enjoyable, inspiring roundup of fashion photographs.

Many thanks, too, for your comment on my post about saddle shoes, it was so lovely to hear from you again, dear gal.


Joyful Monday wishes,
Jessica

Pearl Westwood said...

These photos are really amazing, especially the underwater shot

Beauty Follower said...

Elegant photos!

Diva said...

The beads on the first image are absolutely amazing!

Lindsay K said...

Love her. She's one of my favorites. I especially love her sports shots. She shot some photos of homecoming at my alma mater that are divine.

Anonymous said...

Possibly its just the location I am in, but how appear much more services women and men do not wear their uniforms offbase/home/ on leave?



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