How genuine and sweet does she look here?! I love her expression & everything about this photo.
I recently came across this beautiful photo and I have to admit–the image took my breath away. Her expression…it’s like you could feel what she was feeling in that very moment.
It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with history, silent films, vintage beauty/ fashion & Old Hollywood but I rarely talk/ blog about it (that’s about to change). The lovely lady in this photo is Ms. Ruth Malcomson-Schaubel and this photo inspired me to blog more about this “hidden” passion of mine.
I find it so neat Ruth was born and raised in my awesome hometown, Philadelphia. She grew up and lived in the very era I dream about so much. She was discovered by a photographer who insisted on taking her photo (*le sigh* <3 ). She entered a series of beauty contest eventually making it to becoming Miss America 1924.
I found this via Wikipedia and I had to share because it still hold very true today and every young lady and woman should be following these “rules”.
In a published article following the contest, Malcomson provided others with her 10 rules for beauty. Listed briefly, they are:
2. Eat a hearty breakfast.
4. No alcohol.
5. Smoking is detrimental.
6. Get outdoors.
7. Eat a light lunch.
8. Eat a satisfying dinner.
9. Early to bed.
We have come a long way since the early 1920′s yet how fascinating is it that Ruth’s ten “rules” for beauty still apply today?! At least in my book these rules still apply!
For any of you who are live in Philly or grew up in Philly, you HAVE to check out Old Images of Philadelphia on Facebook. They post so many great vintage photos of the city and it’s residents. This page is the ONLY reason why I have a personal Facebook account!
Photo Credits: Credit: Historical photo archive, Old Images of Philadelphia & Vintage Everyday blog