This is one of a collection of cigarette cards held by the New York Public Library, and written about in the blog The Passion of Former Days. Flappers as butterflies, ephemeral and beautiful. But the darker side is explored in the new book, Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation. Josephine Baker, Tallulah Bankhead, and Zelda Fitzgerald, are Americans; Diana Cooper and Nancy Cunard, are British; and Tamara de Lempicka, is an escapee from the Russian Revolution. Their young lives led among the avant garde in Paris and New York, unconsciously furthered women’s rights.
Of course a lot of what went on looks like a silly good time: