Preserved Moments of Historical Sass (Vol.4)

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7th Jun, 2013

sassyadjective \ˈsa-sē\ impudent, lively, spirited, vigorous, distinctively smart and stylish, showing no respect for people in authority, saucy, pert, confident, chic. 

Students from five states smile through the gate of Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina, March 1939. Photograph by Anthony Stewart from National Geographic 

 

 

Two Couples in Bathing Outfits c.1934 from Letters of Vintage 

 

 

From Modern Hepburn

 

 

the dare sisters

Zena & Phyillis Dare, risky image of the famous edwardian stage actresses. Image taken from a vintage postcard. From Unexpected Tales

 

 

Model Stephanie Nikashian sporting sunglasses w. “seashell rims” while lounging in the sun at beach. Miami Beach, Florida, 1940 from the Life Archives 

 

 

strange days

From Unexpected Tales

 

 

Lady in trousers: a disgrace!

“It was the summer of 1905. At the races in Auteuil (near Paris) a woman appeared wearing trousers in public for the first time. Her name is unknown, but this is a picture of her. Police men had to protect her against the curiosity and outrage of the crowd. ” via Linda on Flickr

 

 

From Letters of Vintage

 

 

From Letters of Vintage

 

 

Lizzy, 1905 Where the Cool is

 

 

ouch !

From Unexpected Tales

 

 

From KittenFeathers

 

 

Rosa Luxemburg, Simone De Beauvoir and Emma Goldman  (1930’s) from Pinterest

 

 

serious attitude

From Unexpected Tales

 

 

American Airlines Flight Attendants pose in their sun gear on the tarmac from AA

 

 

women are beautiful

“On the back it just says Autumn 1948″ found on Unexpected Tales

 

 

from J’adore la vie

 

 

oh my, oh my

From Unexpected Tales

 

 

The ladies in the third car are definitely lacking in sass, found on KittenFeathers

 

 

the boat people

vintage snapshot 1900 from Unexpected Tales

 

 

from The Little Red Postcard

 

 

girl power

from Unexpected Tales

 

 

From Letters of Vintage

 

 

fans

From Unexpected Tales

 

 

the odd couple

From Unexpected Tales

 

 

Hepburn and Peck on the set of Roman Holiday “I liked her a lot; in fact, I loved Audrey. It was easy to love her,” Peck was once quoted as saying. Most people took his last statement for what it meant – an assertion of loving friendship – and interpreted nothing more. But the question of an affair was whispered for decades by those who dine on rumors or cook them up for others. From A Blog with a View

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