Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Photo Number 1101

This is a snapshot from  the Tin Ceiling in Park Rapids Minnesota.

Two Women and a snowbank Tin XCeiling

Two women with matching sweaters and round shaped glasses. Most likely from the 1920’s.

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  1. Hard to tell, but it looks like their stockings are might be held up by elastics like my grandma always wore.

    1. The Colonels CharlottaJanuary 8, 2013 at 4:52 AM

      During the winter months of each year, I was still wearing that type of stockings well into the 1960s, as did my mother. ["Nylons" were for warmer weather.] Sometimes we used the elastic bands mentioned but most often we just twisted the excess material at the top of each cotton stocking into a sort of knot and turned it under once or twice.

  2. The Colonels CharlottaJanuary 8, 2013 at 4:38 AM

    I never cared much for the rather drab look of the cotton stockings the young ladies are wearing but those stockings do look so much better than the ugly "naked-leg" look that some females find acceptable nowadays.
    Since the young ladies in this snap are lightly dressed, I get the sense that it was an unusually warm day for that time of year, maybe during a significant "January thaw."
    They are standing on some bare ground but nearby there probably was still a snow-covered hill that my Colonel would enjoy sledding down lickety-split. But he's not going anywhere until I make him a good breakfast - the most important meal of the day!

  3. Brrrrrrrrrrrrr!

    Interesting shot, even as "empty" as it is... the woman have such expressive faces - but I've not a clue what they are expressing!

  4. When I first saw the matching sweaters, they reminded me of my aunt's letterman's sweater and high school "letter" from the 1920s. My aunt was quite proud of the large chenille "letter" she earned for playing on her high school's basketball team. I think she was awarded it about 1922 or '23, and it was the same as those awarded to the boys. Regardless, there is no high school "letter" visible on either of the sweaters in the snapshot so that must not have been the purpose of these sweaters. If the photographer also was a young lady of about the same age, I wonder if she too had a matching sweater.

    1. My Charlotta has pointed out that I am not good at proofreading either. :-) I should have typed that my aunt earned her "letter" for playing on her high school's GIRLS' basketball team. Competitive high school girls' basketball was quite popular in the couple of decades leading up to the Great Depression.

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