Amazing Vintage Fashion Photography by George Platt Lynes (1940s)

George Platt Lynes (April 15, 1907 – December 6, 1955) was an American fashion and commercial photographer who worked in the 1930s and 1940s.

He developed close friendships within a larger circle of artists including Jean Cocteau and Julien Levy, the art dealer and critic. Levy would exhibit his photographs in his gallery in New York City in 1932 and Lynes would open his studio there that same year.

He was soon receiving commissions from Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, and Vogue including a cover with perhaps the first supermodel, Lisa Fonssagrives

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George Platt Lynes, Untitled, 1940s via

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George Platt Lynes, Lisa Fonssagrives for Marshall Field, 1940 via

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George Platt Lynes, Lisa for Henri Bendel, 1940-41 via

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George Platt Lynes, Evelyn Tripp, 1948 via

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George Platt Lynes, Fashion model in Lincoln Kirstein’s appartement, with Elie Nadelman sculpture, 1948 via

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George Platt Lynes, Untitled, 1940s via

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George Platt Lynes, Madame Grès, Evening gown with peplum, silk jersey, 1940 via

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Amazing Photos by Pierre-Louis Pierson of the Duc d’Aumale Estate (1870s)

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Pierre-Louis Pierson, Group Excursion on Duc d’Aumale Estate, 1870s, France via

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Pierre-Louis Pierson, On the Grounds of the Estate of the Duc d?’Aumale, 1870s, France via

Pierre-Louis Pierson Group Excursion on Duc d'Aumale Estate

Pierre-Louis Pierson, Group Excursion on Duc d’Aumale Estate, 1870s, France via

Surreal Vignette by Cecil Beaton (1936)

Ruth Ford (1911-2009) was an American model and stage and film actress. As a model she posed for Harper’s, Town and Country and Mademoiselle. She was best known for the salon she created at her beautiful, art-lined Manhattan apartment, frequented by the likes of William Faulkner, Cecil Beaton, Truman Capote and Andy Warhol (source).

Her brother was the bohemian surrealist Charles Henri Ford.

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Cecil Beaton Surreal Vignette, Ruth Ford with tapemeasure. 1936 via

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Cecil Beaton Surreal Vignette, Ruth Ford with tapemeasure. 1936 via

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Cecil Beaton Surreal Vignette, Ruth Ford with tapemeasure. 1936 via

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Cecil Beaton Surreal Vignette, Ruth Ford with tapemeasure. 1936 via

Plant Still Lifes by Horst P. Horst (1945)

Horst P. Horst was a German-American fashion photographer. Horst is best known for his photographs of women and fashion, but is also recognized for his photographs of interior architecture, still lifes, especially ones including plants, and environmental portraits.

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Horst P. Horst Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke), 1945 via

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Horst P. Horst Victoria Regina Agave, 1945 via

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Horst P. Horst Aednium Holochrrysum, 1945 via

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Horst P. Horst Richardia Africana, New York, 1945 via

Stunning Photos of Classic Sailing Yachts by Frank Beken

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Frank Beken Sailing Yacht Candida Leading, 7th August 1930 via
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Frank Beken Sailing Yacht Cambria, 1930 via

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Sailing Yacht Westward, August 1932 via
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Frank Beken J Class Sailing Yachts Britannia, Astra, Shamrock V, Candida & Velsheda, 1934 via
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Frank Beken Sailing Yacht Britannia, Astra, Shamrock V, Candida & Velsheda, 1934 via
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Frank Beken Classic Sailing Yacht Endeavour, 1934 via
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Frank Beken Sailing Yacht Astra & Shamrock 4, 1934 via
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Sailing Yacht Astra & Shamrock 4, 1934 via
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Frank Beken Sailing Yacht Velsheda, 1936 via

Two Portrait Compositions by Florence Henri (1931)

Florence Henri (1893 – 24 July 1982) was a photographer and artist. She grew up in Europe and studied in Rome, where she met the Futurists, and in Berlin, then in Paris with Fernand Léger and Amédée Ozenfant, and finally at the Dessau Bauhaus before returning to Paris where she started with photography. Her work includes experimental photography, advertising, and portraits, many of artists.

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Florence Henri, Portrait Composition, 1931 via

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Florence Henri, Portrait Composition, 1931 via

Beautifully Documented 1950s Fashion and Glamour by Slim Aarons

American photographer Slim Aarons (1916 – 2006), was an noted for photographing socialites, jet-setters and celebrities.

Aarons never used a stylist, or a makeup artist. He made his career out of what he called

“photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.”

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Slim Aarons ‘Tina Onassis’ Monte Carlo (Estate Stamped Edition) 1958 via

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‘Evening Dress’ by Slim Aarons Mrs. Augustus G. Paine II at the house of her father, Earl E. T. Smith, wearing an evening dress by Luis Estevez, USA, circa 1955 via

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‘New York Chic’ by Slim Aarons A young woman modelling a belted dress with pencil skirt, New York City, June 1953 via

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‘Exclusive Fashions’ by Slim Aarons Mrs T.R. Potter and Mrs Edward Magnus (right) in the Saks of 5th Avenue dress shop, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, Florida, circa 1955 via

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‘Saks Fashion Show’ (Estate Stamped Edition) by Slim Aarons. An evening dress being modelled at a fashion show held by Saks of Fifth Avenue, New York. The audience, who are in evening dress, are also being wined and dined, 1955 via