“They Shoot Horses, Don’t They ?”

Dance Marathons (also called Walkathons), an American phenomenon of the 1920s and 1930s, were human endurance contests in which couples danced almost non-stop for hundreds of hours (as long as a month or two), competing for prize money.

Photo by Harris & Ewing, Washington, D.C. (1923)

Applying make-up


Elsie Mackay (c.1893 – c.13 March 1928) was a british actress (‘Poppy Wyndham’), interior decorator and pioneering aviatrix who died attempting a pioneering flight across the Atlantic Ocean with Capt. Walter G. R. Hinchliffe in a single engined Stinson Detroiter

Photo Getty Images (c.1920)


,Edward Weston - Shell, 1927 t

“The hour is late, the light is failing, I could not expose another film. So there stands my camera focused, trained like a gun, commanding the shells not to move a hair’s breath. And death to anyone who jars out of place what I know shall be a very important negative.” Edward Weston – The Daybooks

Photo by Edward Weston (1927)