Throwback Thursday: Women’s fashion

In today’s throwback journey, let’s review the fashion trends from the past. From the flashy outfits of the 1960s to the ruffled dresses of the 1870s, these photos give a glimpse of garb history.

Show i amerikanske ambassade 1965
Riksarkivet (National Archives of Norway)Show i amerikanske ambassade 1965

“Show in the U.S. Embassy.” 1965. Oslo, Norway. – Riksarkivet (National Archives of Norway)

A girl can never have too many admirers!
National Library of Ireland on The CommonsA girl can never have too many admirers!

“This is American model Linda Ward (O’Reilly) posing, while two local boys give her outfit the once over … Date: Some time after January 1960 to 1966.” Winetavern Street, Dublin, Ireland. – National Library of Ireland on The Commons

Two women seated on bench, interior
George Eastman HouseTwo women seated on bench, interior

Medium: color plate, screen (Autochrome) process. Date: ca. 1915. – George Eastman House

[Models with Oldsmobile Automobile, Lockheed 10B Electra, Delta Air Lines]
SMU Central University Libraries[Models with Oldsmobile Automobile, Lockheed 10B Electra, Delta Air Lines]

“The photographer’s notes from this negative series indicate these models were working for Neiman Marcus. The photographer’s notes from this negative series indicate that the automobile was on loan from Lone Star Oldsmobile Co, Dallas. Two models are next to an Oldsmobile Series 70 automobile, while a group of models stand next to a Lockheed model 10B Electra, owned by Delta Air Lines, at Dallas Love Field Airport.” Date: March 1940. – SMU Central University Libraries

Servants and Curman family, Lysekil, Sweden
Swedish National Heritage BoardServants and Curman family, Lysekil, Sweden

“Servants, Calla Curman (wife of Carl Curman) in the middle and the Curman’s children Nanna and Carl G. at Lillstugan (“The small cottage”). The woman to the left could be the French governess.” Lysekil, Sweden. Date: c. 1890. – Swedish National Heritage Board

Harris family, Sydney, ca. 1877 / photographer Freeman &Co.
State Library of New South Wales collectionHarris family, Sydney, ca. 1877 / photographer Freeman &Co.

Harris family, Sydney, Australia, ca. 1877. – State Library of New South Wales

To join this series, tweet @flickr with your favorite photos, and include the hashtag #ThrowbackThursday. And if you’d rather not tweet, simply include the same hashtag in your Flickr photo title, or tag it with ThrowbackThursday. We can’t wait to see what time period and subjects show up next in pictures. From old scans to new photos of throwback memories, we like them all. In the meantime you can also find inspiration in The Commons on Flickr.

Last Thursday: Throwback Thursday: Festivals & celebrations