Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Greatest Moments In A Girl's Life circa 1920

The Proposal. The Wedding. The Honeymoon. The First Dinner at Home. (Click for full glory.)
Our culture sure poured it on thick reinforcing subservient female roles back then...and still does, despite the conventional wisdom that we're in a post feminist world. And in other cultures? Consider the plight of Afghan women in the news recently as an extreme example. Genital mutilation elsewhere. This planet is still a much more dangerous place for women than men. The mindset in the picture above hit its zenith in the late 50s and early 60s, as well documented in the journals of Sylvia Plath and the TV series Mad Men among many others. What would the greatest moments in a "girl's" life be circa 2009?


Anonymous said...

the moment of truly understanding the "nature of reality"?

Amy said...

Peter's mother had this print in their bathroom!!!

Anonymous said...

Mary Carol Evans mother had this hanging over her bed since they got married in 1945. Now it hangs in my foyer. Definitely a part of history.