Everyday Women of the Golden Era

Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by LizzieMaine, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Looking at the girl on the far right of this image.. her collar is absolutely amazing; it's surely hand-made. Work of art. :eusa_clap
    These women inspire me, hey honestly do.
     
  2. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Random.

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  3. ^^Beautiful.
     
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    "Women are on the front lines of World War II from day one, like these firefighters trying to contain the blaze during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941."
     
  5. countryclubjoe

    countryclubjoe Banned

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    The Windsor Knot on the lovely lady is a look I would welcome back in an instant...

    If I am intruding on the Powder Room, Lady's please accept my apology, however a Lady wearing a tie is Sexy!

    Regards
     
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  6. TimeWarpWife

    TimeWarpWife One of the Regulars

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    What a beautiful lady and handsome gentleman your parents were.
     
  7. KatPower

    KatPower New in Town

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    Here's a shot of my great-grandmother in Newfoundland, Canada, in 1921. The shoes on her shoulder belong to my great-grandfather, haha!

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    My grandmother, her twin sister, and family, all dressed up for Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953.

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    My grandmother's wedding day, date unknown. She's the second from the right. Funny fact: this was the first day my grandmother tried on her wedding dress. She couldn't make the time (I forget why) so her twin sister went into town, bought a dress, altered it, and hoped her sister would like it!
     
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  8. Antje

    Antje One Too Many

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    What a beautifull couple!!
     
  9. Huertecilla

    Huertecilla Banned

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    The golden age fashion as shown in this thread is stillbeing worn and sold new here in andalucian cities and no doubt in the rest of Spain.
    Off the beaten tourist track, away from the costas, there are still shops that have not changed in close to a century.
    Fifties style ama de casa (housewife) clothing is sold on market day in just about any village in the interior. Lace making and classical lace products are only a bit off main stream here.
     
  10. cakesandcakes

    cakesandcakes New in Town

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    This photo is fantastic. Thank you so much for posting it.
     
  11. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    My new desktop.
     
  12. That is an incredible photo with intense concentration being shown on all the faces.
     
  13. KILO NOVEMBER

    KILO NOVEMBER Practically Family

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    My mother and her mother, circa 1937:
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  14. Sharpsburg

    Sharpsburg One of the Regulars

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    I am quite certain I read somewhere that this photo WAS NOT taken on Dec. 7. It was part of a much later civilian defense drill, but still a great photo!


     
  15. Lily Powers

    Lily Powers Practically Family

    It is indeed a great photo. The women were really female firefighters, but you're correct in that wasn't taken on December 7. I remember some curiosity about it when it was published a couple of years ago. The link below is to a short 2011 article about the photo, the women in it (from left to right, Elizabeth Moku, Alice Cho, Katherine Lowe, and Hilda Van Gieson), and an interview with Katherine Lowe (96 years old at the time). The comments after the article are touching too. It even has a link to the photo archives of the Hawaiian War Records Deposit. - a fascinating site in its own right.

    It's Never Too Late to Solve A Mystery - WWII Female Firefighters Photo
     
  16. Interesting. I would have been after Alice if I was alive and single back then. :p
     
  17. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    Woman East Vancouver, 1936.
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  18. Metatron

    Metatron One Too Many

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    Witch jail, ha!

    Another nice Romanian lady.
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    Fake cigarette smoke. :p
     
  19. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    A wonderful autochrome photo taken in Paris of two "everyday-women" circa 1930



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  20. Dan Allen

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    My mother and older brother 1945

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