Unedited Vintage Photos No One Talks About

By Sarah Norman | September 30, 2023

A drink, cigar and no shoes-this lady was a rebel back in the 1950's

It is the people that make the past what it was. The lives people live, decisions they make, and things they accomplish are all woven into the tapestry of history and tell the story of the time period. That is true with the people shown in this collection of photos. These people – all icons of the groovy era – have left their imprint on the era. Let’s see how many of them you can remember. 

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We think of the 1960s as a time of rebellion. Indeed, it was a decade in which young people turned their backs on traditions and upended social norms. But some people, like the woman in this photograph for the 1950s, got a head start on that rebellion. During a time when women were still expected to act in a lady-like manner, especially when in public, this woman seems to be throwing those rules out the window. She is swigging booze right out of the bottle, puffing on a cigar, and, shockingly, kicking off her shoes. What a rebel! 

Betty Brosmer was the highest paid model in the mid 1950's, she was on over 200 magazine covers.

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With her toned body, impossibly tiny waist, and stunning good looks, it is no wonder that beautiful Betty Brosmer was one of the most prolific modes of the 1950s. She was always athletic and enjoyed fitness, which helped her to maintain her figure. At the age of 13, she appeared in a catalog. That gig helped her catch the eye of pin-up photographers, Alberto Vargas and Earl Moran. She was just 15 years old when she moved to New York City in 1950 to work as a full-time model. Although she was only 15, the make-up, clothing, hairstyles, and poses she did as a pin-up model made her look ten years old.