7.25.2013

Adventure ladies

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Here are some photos from my own collection of rather adventurous ladies in some less than ladylike attire. All are from the teens/early twenties, except the woman in the boat, she's from 1946. I find the one of the two women standing at the edge of the water most interesting because it looks like they're wearing womens sweaters and mens slacks. Something you don't see too often that early on. 

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13 comments:

Jessica Cangiano said...

This is such a wonderful collection of rugged, adventurous yesteryear ladies. I know that such gals are a favourite of yours, and always try to pin them on Pinterest when I come across such images anywhere online for you (and for all those like us who adore vintage outdoor images).

♥ Jessica

his_girl_friday said...

I love these adventure ladies!

notclothesminded said...

These photographic images really portray the way in which women began to rebel against society's limitations by politicizing their clothes, or reclaiming men's attire and perhaps their freer reins. I think about these things all the time when I'm wearing 50's dresses that restrict free movement of my shoulders or constrict the waist verses the more free flowing liberated dresses of the 70s.

Great post!

Kieu

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Dakota said...

These are fantastic!! My favorites are the first gal, and the lady in front of the train. Such badasses! And now I have a strange hankering for a pair of knickerbockers, hmm...

Abbi Jane said...

What adorable adventure ladies! I have so much respect for women like this in the early 1900's. They were true feminists!

BaronessVonVintage said...

Fantastic images!!

beate grigutsch said...

love this pictures!
the last one looks like a place in our little mountains......
i go hiking, kajaking and skiing in a look like this women, i hate the whole goretex/fleece stuff. instead i sewed me a loden knickerbocker and bought a vintage windblouse.
thank you for sharing this photos.

Babes in Thriftland said...

Love this! If these ladies can go on such great adventures back then, we have no excuses!

Emileigh Mimi said...

These are such fun pictures! I'm sure they would have killed for some of the functional outdoorsy women's wear we have today, but they're the ones that paved the way for us!

LandGirl1980 said...

Adventure girls ROCK.

Heidi Dewhirst said...

Are any of the people in these photos scouts I wonder? Spotted the neckerchiefs you see. I'm a cub scout leader in the uk.
Brilliant piece of history :)
X

Pinky Honey said...

Stunning phonographs, dear girl!
The lady on the second photography, holding a hat in her hand as an amazing attire! The hat itself is something I'd love wearing in this day and age, and her shirt is pure perfection.

Have a great day
Marija

I Art Fashion said...

Love the group photos.
Imagine all the conversations taken there... Lovely

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