30 Unexpected Things Women Did in Pas to Look Beautiful


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  1. 1 A Young Woman Holds Her Arms And Legs In Four Water Bathes With Electric Current, To Improve Blood Circulation, Circa 1938


  2. 2 A Fruit Mask From The 1930s


  3. 3 Faceless Beauty Contest In Cliftonville, 1936


  4. 4 Rita Perchetti And Gloria Rossi Try Out Their New Portable Bathhouse So They Can Change Their Clothes After Sunbathing On Coney Island Beach, 1938

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  5. 5 Woman Tans Using A Suntan Vending Machine, 1949


  6. 6 A Perm In Germany In 1929


  7. 7 10th Century Chinese Tradition - Foot Binding


  8. 8 "Ironing" Hair, 1964


  9. 9 Max Factor's 1931 Ice Mask


  10. 10 Customers Have Their Legs Painted At A Store In Croydon, London, 1941


  11. 11 A Woman Having A Seam Painted Onto Her Leg, To Make It Appear That She Is Wearing Stockings, 1926


  12. 12 Hair Dryer, 1920s


  13. 13 Portable Hair Dryer, 1940s


  14. 14 Rubber Beauty Masks Used To Get Rid Of Wrinkles In The 1920s


  15. 15 Before The Invention Of Sun-Screen In The Mid 1940s, Bathers Wore Garments Like This Freckleproof Cape To Protect Themselves From The Sun. The Cape Also Features Built-In Sunglasses


  16. 16 Freckle Removal. A Complicated Apparatus Is Employed. Eyes Are Covered With A Special, Air-Tight Piece, And The Nostrils Filled In. Breathing Is Done Through A Special Tube. Sensitive Parts Of The Face Must Be Treated Separately, 1930


  17. 17 French Breast Washer, 1930s


  18. 18 Dimple Machine In 1936


  19. 19 Taking Precise Measurements Of A Beautiful Young Woman's Head And Face With A Contraption Like An Instrument Of Torture, 1933


  20. 20 A Traditional Japanese Sign Of Beauty- Black Teeth, 17th – 19th Centuries


  21. 21 Facial Warming Mask, 1940


  22. 22 You Have A Beautiful Face But Your Nose?


  23. 23 Tape Worm Diet, 1900s


  24. 24 Women Who Had Just Given Birth To A Baby Weren't Prohibited To Smoke In The Hospital. 1940s Ad


  25. 25 Wooden Swimsuits, 1929


  26. 26 The Bra Claimed To Develop And Strengthen The Bust And Was Designed To Vibrate While The Person Wearing It Was At Work. Brussel, 1971


  27. 27 Contestants In The Miss Lovely Eyes Beauty Pageant In Florida Wearing Masks To Obscure The Rest Of Their Faces, 1930


  28. 28 A Full-Faced Swimming Mask Helped Protect Women’s Skin From The Sun, 1920s


  29. 29 X-Ray Of Female Torso With Corset (Left) And Female Torso Without A Corset (Right), 1908


  30. 30 A Policeman Judges An Ankle Competition At Hounslow, London, 1930


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