i rediscovered this series of photographs taken between 1929 – 1934 by german photographer Marianne Breslauer thanks to lauren’s pinterest. i’m strangely envious of these women who are long gone.

Marianne was a close friend of the Swiss writer and photographer Annemarie Schwarzenbach, whom she photographed many times. She described Annemarie (who died at the young age of 34) as: “Neither a woman nor a man, but an angel, an archangel” * … From an early age she began to dress and act like a boy, a behaviour not discouraged by her parents, and which she retained all her life—in fact in later life she was often mistaken for a young man. *

Lisa von Cramm, Berlin, 1934

Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Zürich, 1934

Ruth von Morgen, Berlin, 1934

Ruth von Morgen

Ruth von Morgen, Berlin, 1933 & Jutta Zambona-Remarque

Annemarie Schwarzenbach

Annemarie Schwarzenbach

Annemarie Schwarzenbach

Annemarie Schwarzenbach


  1. Une fille au masculin…
    Elles sont chic, belles et déterminées : une belle leçon de modernité !

  2. These are absolutely fascinating, I’m so pleased to have seen them – there’s such a modern feel to her outfits and a whole lot of inspiration to take!

  3. Such modern and clean style these fierce looking ladies have, its so reat to see the strong side of womens history in fashion, not just flapper dresses and cloche hats. There’s more than a hint of Cate Blanchett in the 2nd last image

  4. annemarie = uber babe. on the real. do i want to be her? hang out with her? make out with her? i am not sure.

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