If there was any doubt as to where this was all leading to, then it soon vanished with
further photographs from Life. Such naive innocence was hardly warranted by the facts, which
even by the early 1930's, were already disturbing. But having decided to join the men
the ladies were not to be stopped.
And with their heads in the their collective cloud of smoke
and with the encouragement of the tobacco companies,
plunged onwards into the abyss - one that for the female gender is far more deadly.