The cover of this Texas women’s newspaper is a photo of a woman with a nipple and the caption, “When women were pressured to look behind their breasts in the 1920s, they wanted to stay that way.”
But the photo also shows a woman who was “satisfied with her body” and who had an “affection for the breast.”
Now, in an essay for Women’s Health, author Toni Morrison argues that women in the late 20th century did not want to look like they were wearing skimpy clothing, so they simply dressed more modestly and wore hats.
“It was a cultural shift,” Morrison writes.
“We were supposed to have to wear skirts, hats, high heels and long dresses, and we were encouraged to not even take our clothes off when we went out.”
When it comes to the history of women’s clothing, Morrison argues, “there is nothing about the history that can be traced back to the 1920’s.
The first major women’s fashion magazines were created in the 1930s, so the women who created them didn’t know about the pressures that women were being put under by the government and society at large to keep their breasts covered.”
This was a time when women were “suffering from a widespread belief that they should be allowed to wear their clothes whatever they wanted,” Morrison says.
So, the idea that the women of the 1920, ’30s and ’40s didn’t want to be covered up to look good was not widely accepted by the general public, she adds.
“The women of those years didn’t feel that way.
They wanted to be seen as beautiful.”
Morrison’s essay includes quotes from women like Ruth Negga and Barbara Stanwyck, who say that in the mid-20s, “people would go out of their way to avoid showing their breasts.
They would wear hats, not clothes, to conceal them.”
She also cites the late, great American photographer Lillian Gish, who “wore nothing but tight pants and a black blouse to work and live in.”
Morrison cites Gish as a great inspiration for her work, as well as other photographers who were part of the era: photographer Robert Capa, photographer Frank Lloyd Wright, photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, photographer Mary Seaton, and many others.
“I hope that these images speak to our women who are still out there today,” she writes.
Morrison says that she wanted to do a book with the images in order to get “some kind of recognition and respect for the work that these women and others did.”
The women in her book include: “Ruth Neggas, a Texan who was a photographer who did not mind showing her breast and whose body was not covered up.”
She has also been photographed in her own image.
“Marie Tissot, who was the first American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize.”
She won the Pulitzer Prize for photography in 1939.
“Margaret Mead, who died at the age of 94.”
She was also the first woman to be a Pulitzer finalist for photojournalism.
“Doris O’Connor, who made her first appearance on the cover of a women’s women magazine.”
“Eileen Myles, a British photographer who was known for her distinctive style.”
She’s also been a winner of the National Photographers Association’s Best Photojournalist award.
“Barbara Stanwyk, who had a series of photographs that showed how the fashion industry had become an economic engine for women’s exploitation.”
“Lillian Giss, who photographed women for the covers and editorial boards of magazines including Harper’s and Vanity Fair.” “
“Lilly Anderson, who shot photographs of women for Glamor and Harper, and who won the National Association of Magazine Photographers’ Best Photography of the 20th Century award for her photographs of actresses like Doris O’Conner.” “
Lillian Giss, who photographed women for the covers and editorial boards of magazines including Harper’s and Vanity Fair.”
“Lilly Anderson, who shot photographs of women for Glamor and Harper, and who won the National Association of Magazine Photographers’ Best Photography of the 20th Century award for her photographs of actresses like Doris O’Conner.”
She goes on to list a number of other women who “made their mark on fashion, photography and the media.”
She says that, as she works on her book, “I’m trying to bring together all of these women’s work.” “
Carol Burnett, who is the only woman to photograph a woman in her 20s for Harper’s.”
She says that, as she works on her book, “I’m trying to bring together all of these women’s work.”
“The work of those women and many of their friends, colleagues, and family members, who were struggling to keep a sense of modesty,” she adds, “and their own stories.”
“Their lives and careers, and the work they did that was not taken lightly, and their bravery and strength to stand up for what they believed in, and to