The first picture is a picture of Dorthy Dell Goff, a 17 year old girl who won “Miss Universe” in 1930. I found this picture at http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/82091391/Hulton-Archive, which is a big database with many pictures. I thought this picture was interesting and applicable to the “age” aspect of our study. One of the things that Sarah and I are studying is whether there is a difference of opinion of beauty among different age groups. Therefore, I thought it was interesting to a show a picture of a “beautiful woman” from the 1930s. It is interesting to note Goff’s size, and features, and to contrast them with what we consider to be beautiful today. Also, Goff was 17 years old when the picture was taken (and when she won the award). This is significant because she was a teenager at the time, and we want to see whether young adults’ views on beauty differ from older adults.
As for the second part of the assignment, it is difficult for me to actually take a picture that has to do with beauty. I asked several people that I find beautiful for permission to snap a picture of them and post it, however they were uncomfortable with this request. Therefore instead, I chose to post another picture that I found to compare with the previous one. The picture below was taken from the website www.nhatky.in/miss-america-2010-12347025. This is a picture of Katie Stam, who won Miss America in 2009. I thought this was a good picture to post because both this and the first picture are both photographs of women considered to be beautiful in their time. It is interesting to notice the difference in size of the two women, as well as specifics such as features, modesty etc. which may indicate a changing view of beauty over the years.