50 Fabulous Pictures of Women’s Street Style from the 1920s

Excellent article on 20s street style! MP

The High Point of street photography started in the 1920s, bolstered by the introduction of the Leica camera. Photographers let themselves be carried away by the flux of the metropolis with its paradoxical, ambiguous universe, and they photographed freely from the hand. Aesthetics changed: What was accidental, casual, surprising, fleeting, and also trivial in urban events became the subjects of these photographers. The camera served as an extension of their subjective view. (1)

April 21, 1927. April 21, 1927. “Do ducks swim? Misses Eugenia Dunbar and Mary Moose.” The main focus here is of course the horse trough, once a common item of street furniture in many big cities. National Photo glass negative. Found on shorpy.com

Ladies at the pet shop. Ladies at the pet shop. Found on artdecogal.com

1920's Greenwich Village Woman Hanging Poster. Found on fantomas-en-cavale.tumblr.com 1920’s Greenwich Village Woman Hanging Poster. Found on fantomas-en-cavale.tumblr.com

Chicago Women Eating Hot Dogs, 1920s. Found on 24hoursinthelifeofawoman.tumblr.com Chicago Women Eating Hot Dogs, 1920s. Found on 24hoursinthelifeofawoman.tumblr.com

Berlin, 1928. Found on vintag.es Berlin, 1928. Found on vintag.es

Walker Evans, Girl on Fulton Street, New York, 1929. Found on wehadfacesthen.tumblr.com Walker Evans, Girl on Fulton Street…

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