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Postcards, pictures and engravings from my own collection.
Beauty pageant, Miss Brussels 1932 in a Belgian magazine.
Le Soir Illustré, 23 juillet 1932.
Féminités:Candidates à une “Royauté”: au concours pour l’élection de “Miss Bruxelles” 1932, assistaient des souveraines plus importantes: (assises) Miss Flandre, Miss Belgique 1932 et Miss Belgique 1931.

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Beauty pageant, Miss Brussels 1932 in a Belgian magazine.

Le Soir Illustré, 23 juillet 1932.

Féminités:Candidates à une “Royauté”: au concours pour l’élection de “Miss Bruxelles” 1932, assistaient des souveraines plus importantes: (assises) Miss Flandre, Miss Belgique 1932 et Miss Belgique 1931.


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Les Plus Belles Femmes de Belgique. Louise.
The first national belgian beauty pageant took place in 1920. This contestant was the first runner-up. A list of my archives on beauty pageants: http://ellysnowe.tumblr.com/beautypageants
Postcard. 1920-1921.
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Les Plus Belles Femmes de Belgique. Louise.

The first national belgian beauty pageant took place in 1920. This contestant was the first runner-up. A list of my archives on beauty pageants: http://ellysnowe.tumblr.com/beautypageants

Postcard. 1920-1921.

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Les Plus Belles Femmes de Belgique. Salomé.

Postcard. 1920-1921.

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Les Plus Belles Femmes de Belgique. Salomé.

Postcard. 1920-1921.

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Les plus belles femmes de France, Série des Pierres Précieuses: Le Saphir.

French postcard, 1919. 

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Les Plus Belles Femmes de France, Série de l’Arc-en-ciel: Le Rouge.

French Postcard, 1919.

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Miss Esthonie.
Postcard, 1932.

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Miss Esthonie.

Postcard, 1932.

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La reine des colosses
Postcard, probably 1900s.

Text

Roughly translated:
Teresina is the fattest woman on earth, she weighs 265kg. She was born in Italy from normal parents (sic!) weighing 9kg.
When she was 5 years old, a manager noticed her and made her tour accross the world. She won several awards at exhibitions and was, at last, awarded the “colossus queen” title.
In French:
Biographie de Térésina.
Teresina est la plus grosse femme du monde, elle pèse 265 kgs. Née en Italie de parents nomaux, Teresina en venant au monde pesait 9 kgs.
A l’âge de 5 ans elle fut remarquée par un impresario qui lui fit faire une tournée à travers le monde. Plusieurs fois elle obtint des récompenses dans les expositions et fut finalement nommée Reine des Colosses.

Handwritten, early fat-shaming example

Roughly translated (from some weird French):
If you have all your members and can use them, it’s beautiful! There’s some flesh there (mie = soft part of the bread actually). This young lady is 19 years old.
In French:
Beau qui a tous ses membres et qui peut s’en servire (sic)! Il y a de la mie! Cette jeune fille a 19 printemps.

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The May Queen

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The May Queen

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The May Queen

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The May Queen

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I won’t stop wearing whatever I like or eating in public because of fat-shaming. My dog may be funny, but I’m the one who bites! Watch out! (Missing words on this 1930’s postcard)
 
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I won’t stop wearing whatever I like or eating in public because of fat-shaming.
My dog may be funny, but I’m the one who bites! Watch out!

(Missing words on this 1930’s postcard)

 

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Fatness in popular culture.
Postcard sent in Belgium in 1927.
Inter-Art Co., Florence House, Barnes, S.W., “COMIQUE” Series, 1869.
Illustration by Donald McGill.

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Fatness in popular culture.

Postcard sent in Belgium in 1927.

Inter-Art Co., Florence House, Barnes, S.W., “COMIQUE” Series, 1869.

Illustration by Donald McGill.

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This collage was a birthday present for my friend Emilie.

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This collage was a birthday present for my friend Emilie.

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Mackenzie Bell, The Heart’s Summer and Other Poems.

Circa 1913.

This is a tiny book: the cover is 8,5 x 6,5 cm. The binding seems to be made out of a fabric, it is very soft and similar to velvet.

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