Louise Brooks. American model. 1920's. You may not have heard the name, but her iconic haircut epitomized the 20's and 30's. She bore no resemblance to anything vaguely Edwardian and she embodied the spirit of the Jazz Age for a whole nation. The flapper era worshiped her.
Sixteen-year-old Clara Bow in a dramatic pose photographed by Nickolas Muray circa 1921. Photograph made directly from negative by Muray’s widow after his death. Stamped on reverse: PHOTO BY MURAY MRS. NICKOLAS MURAY 333 East 49 St. - 6R New York 17, N.Y.