European Women Fashion of the 1920s

The photos collected below from the National Geographic Stock Photo archive are by Clifton Royal Adams. Adams was born in 1890 and was a National Geographic staff photographer from 1920 until 1934, traveling throughout the United States, Central America, and Europe. He died of a brain tumor in 1934 after becoming ill while on assignment to photograph the California giant Sequoia forest. These are from his European travels.

Two women buy ice cream from a vendor out of his converted car. Near St. Austel, Cornwall, England.

Two country maids rest for lunch in a hayfield. Near Hawkshead, Lancashire, England.

A woman kneels in a field of flowers in the Fens. The Fens, Boston, England.

A girl stands in a field holding barley in Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire, England.

An English woman points pridefully to her farm cart. Fenland, England.

A girl looks at the tomb of Thomas Gray near a church in Stoke Poges. Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England.

Two women sit near the Avon River with the Holy Trinity Church behind. Holy Trinity Church, Avon River, Stratford, England.

Two young adults sit in the grass by a cliff near water and a village. Rottingdean, East Sussex, England.

Women selling Queen Alexandra roses for charity. Seaford, Sussex, England.

A woman looks down over the Cuckmore River. Cuckmore River, Westdean, Sussex, England.

A group of women hike through Patterdale. Patterdale, Westmorland, England.

The former residence of the Duchess of Marlborough. Crowhurst Place, Surrey, England.

Locals enjoy the view of the Surrey Hills. Near Dorking, Surrey, England.

A young woman mails a letter in a red pillar box. Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England.

A woman stands in a garden filled with Calendulas. Lincolnshire, England.

A young girl knits a wool garment. Ardara, Ireland.

Hikers rest on Skelwith Bridge, a boundary line between counties. Skelwith Bridge, Between Westmorland and Lancashire, England.

Two women talk in an Irish cottage garden.

One of the Daughters of Erin stands beside the window box of her home. Ireland.

Two girls send a letter at the red "pillar box" of the Royal Mail. Belfast, Ireland.

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