"I’m wearing really plain looking underwear."
A pair of smokin’ dames on their motorbikes in Britain, 1930s. Photographs of women motorcyclists from this time period always fascinate me; society norms changing quickly through the early 1900s allowed women to exercise and enjoy some new freedoms. Can you imagine wearing a corset on a motorcycle?
Original photo source unknown, though I suspect it’s from historial archives.
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African American flappers on the streets of Harem, NY, 1920s
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[Credit : Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters]