Category: 1951

Three women model evening dresses by designer Balenciaga, inspired by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec paintings, New York, 1951. Photographed by Gjon Mili-LIFE.

Lauren Bacall, 1951. Photographed by Baron.

School girls experimenting with cigarettes on the train to school, 1951. Photographed by John Chillingworth.

Beautiful photos of Dorothy Dandridge photographed by Edward Clark for LIFE magazine in 1951.

Hopping Holiday, Kent, 1951. Photographed by Bert Hardy.

The story of Pat Stewart, the Blackpool belle in the polka dot dress, 1951.

Silly sunglasses featuring long blue eyelashes & small lenses were dreamed up by designer Schiaparelli, February 1951. Photographed by Gordon Parks-LIFE.

Group of boys lounging in front of a building, Chicago, July 1951. Photographed by Mildred Mead.

A couple looking out to sea on Blackpool Promenade, July 1951. Photographed by Bert Hardy.

Sunday morning on the Champs Elysees, 1951. Photographed by Bert Hardy.