Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

Vintage French Photos

I came across a book of wonderful French photographs from the 20’s and early ’30’s.  The book is a collection of photography by Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894 – 1986).

Lartigue photographed France’s elite at leisure; his lens captured high-society couples at play in Biarritz and Paris and on the Riviera looking fashionable, louche, and very French.

Lartigue himself spent  years in relative poverty.  It was not until 1963, at the age of 69, that Lartigue’s body of work was discovered by the wider art world, with an exhibition of his photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Here are some of the photos from the book:

vintage French photography

The beret, the gaze

vintage French photography

at the mirror

vintage French photography

make up, cigarettes and scandal

vintage French photography

daring women

vintage French photography

at the beach

Author: Winters Past

I am a vintage clothing shop owner living and working in rural north Florida. I believe in adding a little vinegar and molasses to my greens, having my coffee outside whenever possible, and mixing something vintage into every room and every outfit.

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