The Shop Girls of Tomorrow
Vintage composite photograph, gelatin-silver print, showing the forty belles, perhaps beauticians, of the women's Commercial Class of 1936, St. Alphonsus School, Chicago Illinois, along with their instructor. Titled in the image, signed by the photographer lower left corner "Gentzel Studio". Print size 14 x 11 inches (35x28 cm). Price: $135. ( Inventory# ic555 )
Despite graduating during the Great Depression, these beaming young ladies all seem to look to their future with an ambitious optimism reminiscent of the "World of Tomorrow" as imagined at the 1939 World's Fair.
Last updated October 10, 2017
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