Kaloma, 1914

Kaloma, Pastime Novelty Company (PNC, PNCo.), 1914. Gelatin silver print. Unknown photographer. A nude woman, allegedly Josephine Earp, draped in a long, transparent veil. The veil covers her head and is draped to the ground. She is standing with both hands in front of her. | src The J. Paul Getty Museum
Kaloma, 1914. Toned silver print with hand-coloring. Photographer’s blind stamp, including title, copyright and date. This portrait gained fame when it was rumored to be Josephine Sarah Marcus, Wyatt Earp’s third wife. A novelty company, The Pastime Novelty Company, in New York City, published the picture as a postcard, and Kaloma became widely popular as a pin-up during World War I. | src Heritage Auctions
This photogravure of a semi-nude woman was published on the cover of I Married Wyatt Earp. Editor Glen Boyer insisted it was a picture of Josephine Earp from 1880 but the picture was actually copyrighted in 1914. The 1914 copyright is the earliest known version of the photograph. Circulated by the ABC Novelty Company in Brooklyn, New York, in 1914. It is labeled “Kaloma” underneath, and at the bottom right is printed, “© 1914-P.N.Co.”, which was the copyright of the Pastime Novelty Company. | src wikimedia
Kaloma [semi-nude woman scantily clad in a see-through silk garment], 1914. Copyright: M.L. Pressler (Canada), 1914. The most famous photo of Sadie Earp (**) that does not depict her. | src eBay
(**) Josephine Sarah “Sadie” Earp (née Marcus; 1861 – 1944) wife of Wyatt Earp.

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