Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Photo Number Sixty-Seven
I call this one "Silk Stockings"..because I believe she is wearing silk ones. They are very shiny. This is a Real Photo Postcard an AZO with squares so it is from 1925 to the 1940's. Stockings were very important to ladies back then..they weren't properly dressed without them. Silk stocking were expensive. Nylons first appeared at The Words Fair in New York in 1939. During World War II 1939 to 1945 silk, nylon and rayon stockings were scarce. Silk was used for gun powder sacks, rayon and nylon were used for tents, parachutes, ropes and tires. Woman sometimes resorted to putting makeup on their legs and drawing a line with their mascara down the back of their legs to simulate a seam in their pretend stockings.
I will date this photo 1939..I am curious what the two pockets of material or tassels?? are for..are they just decoration..or do they serve a purpose? They seem kind of strange ? She is also holding something in her hands..but it just looks like a piece of paper.
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