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Snapshots of dangerous women / Peter J. Cohen with Melissa Catanese ; introduction by Mia Fineman.

By: Cohen, Peter J, 1935- [art collector.].
Contributor(s): Catanese, Melissa [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookNew York : Universe, 2015Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780789329127; 0789329123.Subject(s): Photography of women | Women in art | Vernacular photography | Women -- Portraits | Girls in art | Girls -- Portraits | Photography, Artistic
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For the awesomely daring women in our lives comes the perfect gift: a jewel of a book that collects vintage candid snapshots of women enjoying unconventional activities. For the last two decades, Peter Cohen has been combing estate sales and flea markets collecting vernacular, or "found," photography taken in the middle part of the twentieth century. In his collection are countless images of women of all ages in various unconventional activities for the time: there are women swigging booze out of a bottle, boxing, playing pick-up football, smoking, or shooting arrows or guns--incongruous and playful behavior, all the while often performed in lovely dresses. Snapshots of Dangerous Women collects many of these period photographs, showcasing women from the thirties, forties, and fifties who are equal parts badass and rebellious, and, above all, clearly having a lot of fun. This charming book makes the ideal gift for the bold and free-spirited women in our lives.