Hauntingly Beautiful Vintage Glamour Shots of Aussie Ladies

Spotted by Maria Popova, the Australian National Maritime Museum’s online collection of early 20th century portraits by photographer William J. Hall is chock full of vintage beauties, all carefully made-up and dressed to the nines, ready to spend a day watching the sail boats and cruising yachts race through Sydney Harbour. Click through a slideshow of some of our favorite shots, and just try to resist being charmed by the old-school glamour of it all.

Photo credit: The Australian National Maritime Museum’s William J Hall collection