Mary Pickford photographed by John Frederick “Fred” Hartsook.
Jaga Andrzejewska on a Galerie Schoner-Frauen Des Films (Gallery of Beautiful Women in Films) collector’s card. This 1936 card was issued with Passion brand cigarettes by Garbaty Cigarettenfabrik in Berlin. Jaga Andrzejewska was a Polish actress who worked in the German film industry. The original card is 2 1/2 inches high by 2 inches wide.
While on another quest entirely, I came across this photo of Frances Belle O’Connor (1914-1982) enjoying a cup of tea in a publicity still from the Al G. Barnes Circus and its Sells Floto sideshow, billed as the “world’s most complete congress of strange people” (not counting today’s House of Representatives).
Miss O’Connor was a headliner in the Sells Floto show, to which she brought an unexpected touch of glamour.
She also appeared in Tod Browning’s cult classic Freaks (1932), where she enjoyed a glass of beer, which you can see on YouTube. In all these images, she strikes me as incredibly composed and courageous. Hail to thee, Miss O’Connor.