MOMENT | Tomboys of the 1910s


All photos via The Library of Congress.

Usually when thinking of women in the decade that led up to the 19th Amendment, suffrage is the main bullet point the history books point toward, and for good reason. But after combing through the Library of Congress's Bain Collection, I found that tomboy style ran deep in the decade. It's hard to believe these photos are 100 years old.



9 comments:

Angelica Tynan said...

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Sarah said...

Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin!

AlpineStyle56 said...

Love this post, thank you!

Roadhouse Buddha said...

I love that names are included with each photo. It gets my mind reeling to see tomboy women of this era. For anyone else feeling the same way, you may be interested in the book Wild West Women by Rosemary Neering. It's full of amazing bios of everyday adventurous women.

http://amzn.to/17oPnJf

Lizzie said...

@Roadhouse

Thanks for the book recommendation! Looks like a great read!

positdesign said...

where can I get a pair of women's land army boots?

Lizzie said...

I know right...kind of like these?

http://ghbass.com/shop/womens/footwear/boots/

Liz Rose Bowman said...

Love all these plucky and daring ladies (especially the dog musher lady!)

Alicia said...

I'd love to know where to get a belt/bag (I believe it's a cartridge bag?) like the woman in the first picture.