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When: 01 January 1900

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Edna W. Hopper

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1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see George Grantham Bain Collection - Rights and Restrictions Information www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/274_bain.html

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Bain News Service photograph collection (DLC) 2005682517

General information about the George Grantham Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.38621

Call Number: LC-B2- 6430-12


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    • 26/Aug/2023 18:19:35

    She looks amazing for 60, or even pretty good for 42. Edna Wallace Hopper embraced the image of "The Eternal Flapper" and toured the country in the 20s advertising her beauty products, skin care regiment and her own 1922 face lift surgery. Her actual age was always a bit of a mystery. Rather than, as the stereotype would go, adjusting her age down, she is widely suspected to have adjusted her age upward to make her products and regimen seem more effective. According to the Ellis Island records she claimed to be 60 when she landed on the Homeric in 1925. But when she applied for a passport ten years earlier she claimed to be 32. [https://www.flickr.com/photos/puzzlemaster/9733118307] vintagepowderroom.com/?tag=edna-wallace-hopper

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    • 04/Sep/2023 14:20:59

    New Britain Herald. June 05, 1925, Second Section, Image 20 chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82014519/1925-06-05/ed-... has a picture of Edna that complicates the situation. The woman appears to be in a top that could be the same as in this picture. The caption is "Miss Edna W. Hopper (above), dancer, god-daughter of Edna Wallace Hopper, fifty-year-old flapper, arrived in New York on the Paris with toy dog which she has dubbed Bingo." As an aside, the stuffed toy dog in the newspaper photo looks somewhat like the dog seen with Florence Walton in: Walton (LOC)

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    • 04/Sep/2023 14:33:04

    The Bozeman Courier., September 02, 1925, page 1, photo in upper right chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86075113/1925-09-02/ed-... "EDNA WALLACE HOPPER ON WAY TO VIENNA FOR STUDY Edna Wallace Hopper, America's best known "flapper" is on her way. to Vienna to investigate the latest discovery of Prof. Steinach, who by an injection of a serum, claims to have Monkey Glands backed off the boards when it comes to renewing youth. Miss Hopper may justly claim to be an expert in regaining youth or retaining youth, for she is a woman of 62 years of age, who looks and acts like a girl in her early twenties. Daring the trip to Europe on the S. S. Homeric, Miss Hopper played ring tennis frequently and also patronized the ship's gym every day, the electric horse being her favorite exercise."