No longer stout and strong, Flappers were often characterized by a tall, slender stature, almost grotesque in proportions. The expanses of space in this picture suggest luxury--the luxury of space. From the book "A History of Postcards" by Martin Willoughby.
Parasol Betaille (French) Date: ca. 1905 Culture: French Medium: silk, metal, synthetic, wood Dimensions: 38 3/4 in. (98.4 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. William Randolph Hearst, Jr., 1982 Accession Number: 2009.300.2618