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Fashions of  1949

These photos were rescued from the dumpster,  part of the estate of an African-American female photographer named Jessie Gordon, who went to the New York Institute of Photography at 10 West 33rd Street, NYC in 1949.  

Many of the women in the photos were professional models.  Some were students.   I know these photos and others meant a lot to Jessie.    I don't know if she ever made it as a professional photographer but there were many  magazines in the apartment which she lived such as:  Life, Vanity Fair, and newspaper clippings from the Kennedy era.      I do know she loved President Kennedy.

I've scanned these for this site because all the models are wearing jewelry.    Remember the year was 1949.   More to come...

Special thanks to my friend Robin Deutsch, eBay seller ID: Nibor56 http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewSellersOtherItems&userid=nibor56, who provided the photos of the actual Trifari Alfred Phillippe jewelry she recognized from the photos and supplied the patent information as well.  Thanks so much Robin!

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