Myrtie Leonard

Updated Aug 31, 2017
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on Aug 30, 2017 6:17 PM
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A photo of Myrtie Leonard 1882-1964, daughter of H. Luther Leonard and Alice Wescott. Myrtie married Levi James Carter in 1903.
Date & Place: in Southport, Brunswick County, North Carolina United States 28461
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Ancient Faces commented
1905 North Carolina. So beautiful - the fashion and the lady! Yep, that's a corset.
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Diane Orrvar Stone commented
Such a lovely photo..!
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AncientFaces commented
LOVE the lace!! :)
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Jean White commented
Pure beauty,,, nothing enhanced around her beautiful face combined with elegance Wish more would emulate such charm and grace!
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Sharon Burns commented
They did have cosmetics then, just subtle ones. Lash darkener, powder, lip rouge, blush. The trick was to look like you weren't wearing it.
Aug 31, 2017 ·
Laura Anderson commented
They used to torture the heck out of their hair too. The bigger and frizzier it was the better.
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AncientFaces commented
Cosmetics have been around/used for thousands of years!
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Laura Anderson commented
Arsenic was a common ingredient of many Edwardian era cosmetics too.
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Jean White commented
Of course makeup has always been around for those choosing it,,Egyptian Cleopatra look was never my style nor either my maternal or parental Grandmothers! I didn't until l was in my 40's! Very Subtle! My ancestors always stated,," you can't make a silk purse from an old skin hide", l have some beautiful pictures of my family,,,no make Up! To each his own,,, l say!
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Ian Standing commented
Beauty elegance and femininity personified, who could ask for more!
Aug 31, 2017 · Reply
She's so lovely. If me, I would have to rip that collar off. Yikes.
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AncientFaces commented
me too! :)
Aug 31, 2017 ·
Lovely. I do hate high necked collars. Why does the top of her dress bulge out so much at her waist line?
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AncientFaces commented
The style!!
Aug 31, 2017 ·
Edwardian S-bend corset!!

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Sharon Burns commented
And the blouse was cut to accentuate it.
Aug 31, 2017 ·
1900s Fashion - Edwardian Era/The S Bend corset

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Aug 31, 2017 ·
I guess I am an old style corset type of gal. LOL Thanks for the info. It is quite interesting.
Aug 31, 2017 ·
Laura Anderson commented
Looking like a pigeon was the desirable silhouette of the day 🙂
Aug 31, 2017 ·
I think this is where the "bustle?" comes into play. The skirt is a tablecloth. It reminds one of dressing your butt up like a cake top. Giving rise to, "her butt (bustle) is so big you can use it for a table", joke. The cake is already on the table, just bring your drinks!!
Aug 31, 2017 ·
Jill Horrall commented
Beautiful, but I never would have survived the fashions of the era.
Aug 31, 2017 ·
It is unfortunate where the dress bulges out. Looks like droopy boobies'.
Aug 31, 2017 ·
That's what I thought, also.
Aug 31, 2017 ·
Caroline Lye commented
natural beauty & love the dress & hairdo!
Aug 31, 2017 · Reply
She looks very rich, or blessed in grace, beauty, and poise.
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Mona Renee Arnett commented
Love that era. She's beautiful.
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Sarah Farless commented
The waist...
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Pretty girl!! Her neck seems so long!
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Becky Kelly commented
Beautiful.
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Edward Thibodeau commented
She's be wearing a hoodie, stretchy pants and a ball-cap now.
Aug 31, 2017 · Reply
Lovely but agree on the collar would be uncomfortable.
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Deborah Robertson commented
Such a lovely lady
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Terri Allen commented
Beautiful
Aug 31, 2017 · Reply
beauuuuuuuuuuuutiful
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Shatarupa Datta commented
Lovely lady
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Rose Mitcham commented
Was in the 1970's too, remember gunny sack dresses..
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James Carey Yates commented
I just added Myrtie's 1st cousin, Nessie Wescott, another stylish young lady,
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