One of the first female photographers to work regularly for LIFE Magazine, Nina Leen is best known for her photographs of animals. But the Google LIFE Archive has a wealth of photographs featuring women in the 1940s through 1950s that the accomplished photographer took for various projects. They range from wholesome, housewifely subjects of housework and shopping to more risqué tableaus of showgirls and teenagers. The photographs are valuable insights into the daily lives of a range of women — and the clothing is superb. Check out those leopard-print shoes in the last photo!
All photographs care of the Google LIFE Archive.