Lovely Vintage, hand tinted portrait photograph. The hairstyle in this photo looks to be from the late nineteen hundreds toward the tail end of the Edwardian Era. The era of the Gibson Girl who preceded the nineteen twenties flapper girls.
I’ve been collecting these great vintage sewing patterns in thrift stores. I like the fashion illustration on sewing patterns. Knitting patterns generally have photographs on them instead of illustrations & I wonder why that is? hmmm I might need to do a google search on that when I have a spare minute.
I’VE BEEN PRODUCING THIS BLOG FOR LONG ENOUGH THAT I HAVE COLLECTED SOME BRILLIANT VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY THAT DESERVES TO BE REVISITED IN MY BIGGEST POST OF IMAGES EVER. ALL MY IMAGES ARE FROM MY PERSONAL VINTAGE COLLECTION. SOME IMAGES ARE OLD SNAP SHOTS, SOME ARE POSTCARDS AND SOME ARE COLLECTED FROM MY VINTAGE MAGAZINE COLLECTION. IN SOME CASES I HAVE CLEANED UP THE IMAGES OR ADDED CAPTIONS. I HAVE POSTED THE MAJORITY OF THESE IMAGES IN THE PAST, BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT YOU CAN SEE THEM IN ONE GLORIOUS POST. I WILL BE SHOWCASING PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART WORKS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA, THE 1900S, 1920S, 1930S, 1940S & 1950S. IF YOUR IN THE MOOD FOR SOME EYE CANDY THEN GET SCROLLING NOW!
Thin boyish figures became fashionable in the early 1920s. A straight up and down figure with little to no bust was desirable. Women began the arguably unhealthy practice of dieting. According to a home beauty course from the 1920s women were advised that there were, you may and may not foods which consisted of:
“You May Not” foods
Too much butter
Too much cream
Too much sugar in coffee and tea
Pork (interestingly lean pork is considered healthy today)
Any fat meats
“You May” foods
Almost any lean meat except pork
Graham, rye or bran breadstuffs
All green vegetables
Thin milk (not much cream)
It is also recommended to keep your bowels in perfect condition and to avoid laxatives.
Have a look at this vintage sewing machine
I have just purchased this stunning little Singer sewing machine. The machine is solid steel, works perfectly & was manufactured in Scotland in 1940. It is a hand crank machine, which makes it more than just an awesome piece of machinery, it makes it carbon neutral, as I won’t need to plug it in to do my sewing. The sewing machine is heavy duty & sews thick canvas, leather & denim. Forget the plastic machinery of today & rock out with an old fashioned singer! These models are still very popular in developing countries such as India, where electricity is not always available.
DURING THE 1920S NEW, LIGHT MACHINE AGE FABRICS, WERE COMING INTO FASHION & HEMLINES WERE GETTING DARINGLY SHORT. HOWEVER DURING THE 1930’S SKIRTS WERE LENGTHENING & FASHIONS WERE A LITTLE MORE REFINED & CONSERVATIVE. CLOCHE HATS WERE REPLACED WITH PERFECTLY COIFFED HAIR & TURBANS WERE COMING INTO THEIR OWN. EYEBROWS WERE SHAVED OR PLUCKED & PENCILED ON IN THIN HIGH ARCHES.