vintage photo 1930

The Beauty Calibrator, aka the Beauty Micrometer, created by beautician Max Factor in the early 1930s. Designed as a tool for Hollywood makeup artists, the micrometer would provide precise measurements of facial characteristics and identify any ‘flaws’. Were any flaws detected, they would be corrected with makeup.

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Like a time machine returning you to multicolored art deco neon signs, lights and shadows at the corner of Broadway and East 17th Street. A wisp of unspoken mystery prevails. New York. 1930 by Andy Blair