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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fashion in the Family Tree

I have been thinking about historical fashion a lot lately. I've been preparing to make one of the vintage romper patterns I showed a few posts ago. I have mentioned before that my Dad is creative. Well, several years ago one of his Aunts died and she left a large collection of family photos. My Dad's cousin let him borrow them to scan and put on CD for the family. He sent them to his aunts, uncles, and cousins to try to identify the people in the photos. He included a catalog listing names, dates, and occasions when known. It is sad how quickly that information is lost. The photos are from the late 1800s to the 1940s. Most of them are Weddings, babies, First Communions, Confirmations, and Graduations. Today I am sharing a few of my "unknown" relatives.
Wow! Look at the Mom's dress. Is that a cutwork panel down the front? It is gorgeous! I wonder what fabric the little girl's dress is made from?
 I love the white high boots on the girl. The Mom's dress has pretty beading.
 The little boy's suit is adorable. I wonder if those bunchy white things on his legs are socks or long underwear?
These little ones are so cute! What were they thinking? I like the use of rosettes on the girl's dress and the top of the little boy's socks. This picture says 1920s to me.

I hope you enjoyed a little Fashion from my Family Tree today!


Wendy said...

What great photos of your family tree!

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

I love these! The dresses and the models are just gorgeous! I have a First Communion photo of my dad (deceased) and his older sister, taken in 1935. Someday I'll figure out how to scan it and post it. It's pretty huge, and I have no idea on how to go about it.