>Today’s one of those days that has me down- all running around in circles and not much getting done. So as a pick me up I’m posting some great old photos that make me happy.
These photos are real people doing real things and having real fun! In my travels I love to sift through boxes of old photos and often wonder who the people were and what they were doing when the picture was shot.
One of the reasons I most love this photo is the looks on their faces. It seems like they are such a genuine and nice bunch of folks. I have more of the same group of people playing in the snow (I posted on here, you can find under the tag “what real people wore”), but now it’s spring and they are frolicking around in fields of wildflowers. I love the girls in their sweaters, blouses, and skirts.
I found this photo at the same time as the one above, many years ago, and I think maybe they really were aspiring models or actresses. The same style of terra cotta roof with the stucco walls. I’m not really well versed on 20s styles but it looks like a swimsuit to me with a high turtleneck. Quite unusual, I think! Anyone know anything more about this style? I love the fact that she’s wearing nice and shiny black pumps with her shorts ensemble.
LaurenJune 11, 2010 at 12:45 am (13 years ago)
>Great Post!!! I love the photos. I can't wait to see what you put in your shop.
BaronessVonVintageJune 11, 2010 at 2:49 am (13 years ago)
>sorry you had one of THOSE days, but really exciting to read about your pattern plans! LOVE every last one of those wonderful photos, too!
caseyJune 12, 2010 at 10:02 am (13 years ago)
>These are fantastic! I've been on a huge old-photo-hunting kick (for inspiration; I've been in a terrible rut lately!), and these are utterly perfect. I'm coveting that apple print dress too!I cannot wait to see what new patterns you've got in the works! Hurrah!!!♥ Caseyblog | elegantmusings.com
fuzzylizzieJune 13, 2010 at 7:18 pm (13 years ago)
>Great photos. I love the last two. Yes, that has to be a swimsuit, late 1920s or early 30s. I've seen photos or fashion drawings with this high neck style.
DivaJune 14, 2010 at 9:15 pm (13 years ago)
>Photos get my fantasy going too !