Preserved Moments of Historical Sass (Vol.4)


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




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

Send in your historically sassy pics for Volume 5!





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