Friday, February 1, 2013

Photo Number 1125

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Two Ladies and a Collie DL Antiques

Sisters or friends and a Collie…the dresses look 1950’s to me.  The dog was probably just visiting as that is a very small water dish out in the grass. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Do come again:)


  1. Mrs. John A. AndersonFebruary 1, 2013 at 6:39 AM

    The modest but modern architecture of the house and the presence of the sliding patio door suggest the post-World War II period. Both of the ladies appear to be mature of age [when most people dress “sensibly”], and they appear to be quite “typical” women, not fashion models nor highfalutin types. The lady on the right is wearing a dark-colored dress that definitely is a 1950's style and is one that is very flattering to her. It is a style she should have continued to wear, without regard to fashion dictates. The lady on the left is more casually attired but the shorter length of her dress indicates her overall “look” postdates that of the lady on the right by a few years and is more suggestive of the very early 1960s. I my guess is that this snap was taken about 1960 or '62. My sense also is that the occasion of these two ladies being together was a rare one.
    Since the lady on the left is more casually attired – and is wearing slippers – I think she is the occupant of the house. The lady on the right probably was an unexpected drop-in guest, and the photographer may have been her traveling partner, possibly her husband. Regardless of the dish [the function of which is unknown], the body language of the dog suggests it belongs to the lady it is standing next to – the lady wearing the slippers. So I believe the dog is an occupant of the house. Also, back in the era of this snap, bringing along such a large dog [no matter how well-behaved and loved by all parties] when “going visiting” would have been considered quite uncouth – and still is in my opinion.

  2. What a handsome dog. The dresses remind me of my mom when I was little.


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