Saturday, June 26, 2010

Photo Number 234

This is a real photo postcard.    It is an Azo postcard from the years 1904 to 1918.  Following the rule of the hair..girls hair is parted down the middle and boys hair is parted on the side..this would be a boy.  So the name that is written on the back makes sense..Ervin Elliason.

I was a bit puzzled about the seemingly huge belt.  My Dad said "Children often wore big belts it was easier to tie them in place that way."  Have you ever heard anything about the use of belts or seen photos of them before?
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9 comments:

  1. Hi Connie, I've never seen the use of a belt in a photo, but one of mama's old friends said they used to put the dad's belts on the little ones to keep them from toddling off. (almost like a leash)

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  2. I've heard of leading strings, which I assumed meant some sort of tether on the child. Maybe they were tied to a big belt?

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  3. Ahhhhh, children standing on chairs. It's a category itself. I have quite a few portraits of children standing on chairs. This one is a keeper!

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  4. Maybe I should get my 16 yr old a belt like that & tie him into place! LOL!

    Tattered mentions standing in chairs... I cringe when I see that, too. Pretty neat chair, though.

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  5. We were occasionally tied to the couch leg and my mother had a sort of leash or tether for my little sister when she went shopping with three little kids. This was back in the early 50s. Was also shut in a dark closet as punishment. Would be considered child abuse these days, I suppose. But back then children spent an awful lot of time in playpens, too. Kept them out of trouble, I suppose. :)

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  6. no. but I'm going to look at some of our old photos and see

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  7. I was just looking at some of the other childrens photos and saw that photo 136 features a child with a belt. It was easy to miss as this is the photo with three children, two of them the girls with the white headband/bow things and one girl has such a saucy look on her face. The child with the belt is completely upstaged by the personality of his sisters!

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  8. It is the first I have ever seen.

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  9. First big belt I've seen - I've seen pictures of the little ones tied up on canal boats so they wouldn't fall overboard though.

    Such a cute lil' feller.

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Connie