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Zelda, circa 1917, dressed in formal wear–possibly for one of Montgomery’s charity balls.

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Scott, age 16-1/2. He was a student at Newman School, a college-prep boarding school in New Jersey, and already a prolific writer of short stories.

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Zelda in the summer of 1920, at the beach near Westport, New York.

Zelda at the beach

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Zelda at about twenty-two years of age, taken when the Fitzgeralds were new parents living in St. Paul, Minnesota.2

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When Scott signed a contract with Hearst’s International magazine in 1923 that gave them a right-of-first-refusal option on all his short story output that year, the magazine wrote a feature on Scott and Zelda together. Zelda referred to this image as her “Elizabeth Arden face.”

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The Fitzgeralds with their daughter, Scottie, circa 1924, shortly after their move from Great Neck, NY (on Long Island, where The Great Gatsby was conceived) to the French Riviera.

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Scottie, at about 12 years of age, with Zelda in 1933, when the Fitzgeralds were living in Baltimore.

Zelda and Scottie