Joe Cercy I didn't know that anyone else used the phrase ''gussied up''. It dates us.
Karen Wallace Steely I would say 1900-1905. The girl on the left has sleeves that were the style right as the century changed, and the girl in the middle has the more relaxed, fullness at the bottom sleeves that were popular in the first years of the 20th century. And both have blouses with the "pigeon breast" fullness between bust and waist. By 1910 fashions were more fitted and tailored - these blouses would have been pretty out to fashion by then.
JoyceB Fay My grandmother was Eliza Alma Ivy (Boatwright). Her father was Robert Lee Ivy and her mother was Martha (possibly Malinda?) Riddle. Malinda Riddle was born in 1872 and she died in 1891 in childbirth. So Alma was her only child. Malinda's parents were Robert F. Riddle and Susannah Jane Bellomy (Riddle). I can find no record of Malinda's death; just passed down information but it is under the name of Martha. Just would like to know whether her name was Martha or Malinda. According to the wedding license it is Martha. Been working on this since 2008 and still no luck. All of the pictures were tin types and belonged to Alma she always had them but we never asked her the names. My father thought that the book with all of the tin types belonged to my grandmother's mother or at least some of them. So most of the pictures are Riddles.
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