Monday, April 26, 2010

1951 Glamour

In college, I had a poster of American Girl in Italy, 1951 by Ruth Orkin on my dorm wall.  A girlfriend hated the poster, commenting that the woman looked terrified of the jeering men, but I always thought that she was just haughty.  (Love her shoes, by the way!)

I came across this photograph today, and thought it was an interesting juxtaposition to the work above.  It's also from 1951, though the woman is working a very different kind of glamour.  The police officer doesn't even notice her, but she's totally checking him out - proof that women really do like a man in uniform!

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