Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Feminine Mystique

Three beautiful photographs of the same beautiful woman, from the great Shorpy site:

What do we know about her? The photographs are from 1900, so we know she was alive then and we can safely assume she's dead now. Who was she? We don't know. The top picture is captioned simply, "Amorita", the second is "Thisbe" and the third is  "Model, hair down" or "The Nubile Savage". This last is probably the name Dave from Shorpy gave her. Photographer, unknown. Originally published by the Detroit Company.

What we do know is that beauty is timeless and contemporary no matter what the age and that at some point, back on the  cusp of the old century, a photographer and a model came together to create three sensual masterpieces.