Charlotte Jones Harrington Around late 1890 to 1900 era??
Sheryl LeSage Is that Kathy Bates in the middle? :-)
Halford Jones It was taken when women actually bought, made, and wore hats, something few do today and scarves and similar headdresses, some religious and veils were actually worn. The hubbub and much ado about these things, splitting between covering the head and face by Catholic women, Nuns and worshippers, Society Dames of the 20's, 30's, 40's and even 50's, and Islamic women, and other Eastern cover-ups simply reflects today cultural and contemporary nonsense and confusions. Ski Masks have now been the choice of many bank and street and store robbers also..Let's ban them...and also go hatless and helmetless...LIVE FREE AND/OR DIE!
Victoria Smith This picture is awesome for clothing history nerds like myself. There are 3 different things going on here but the time period is as stated 1908-1912. You can see the natural form as the popular body shape, the younger girls are not wearing the S curve corset as it was just going out of fashion, but their posture suggests still the long line corset. The woman in the middle however is in what would be considered old fashioned for the time because of the darker color, the waistline, and possibly class difference. Her clothing is more representative of the turn of the century just after the leg o mutton sleeves went out. The girl on the right is the most fashion forward of the two from what i can tell... I would need to see more of the dress.
Victoria Smith Its such an interesting and great time to study fashion. The world was starting to change so rapidly with Couture Houses, new textiles, and then Chanel changing the whole game, but it was still not a fast fashion world so clothing was still made to last. Great time.
Nancy E. Attwood These ladies, surely long dead, I wonder what they'd have said if someone had told them, "Over 100 years from now, people will be looking at your photo on a boxlike thing in their homes and commenting on your clothes and your looks."