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Theda Bara photographed in The Bystander, England, April 26, 1916

The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, California, March 20, 1951

yesterdaysprint:

The San Francisco Call, California, July 19, 1896

Works great for electioneering too! Here’s a rooster with a “sandwich board” supporting Lord Kelly, MP for West Derbyshire (1910):

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Who wore it best?

Various actors dressed for Chantecler, a play written by
Edmond Rostand and set in a barnyard.

Lucien Guitry, 1910:

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Gertrude Hoffmann, 1910:

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Simone le Bargy, 1910:

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Maud Jay, Frances Kapstowne and Davy Burnaby, 1910:

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Maude Adams, 1911:

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Bonus contestant! although most characters were feathered, the play did feature other animals, like this dog:

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And these frogs (I wish I had a clearer photo):

Marjorie Gordon, Fred and Adele Astaire in Stop Flirting, 1923

The Winnipeg Tribune, Manitoba, July 13, 1934

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania, January 13, 1956

Claudette Colbert and Lyda Roberti
in Torch Singer, 1933

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