Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt with women in long dresses riding bicycles made me think about some of the beautiful fashions in the photos that have been passed down to me.
|Friend of Helen Killeen Parker|
This young woman’s identity is a mystery. She is one of many friends featured in the album of my grandaunt Helen Killeen Parker. What is your guess for the date of this photo? I will say 1917. The skirt seems long to be from the flapper era, but that hat is surely moving in the direction.
|Helen's sister Lillie Killeen 1919|
Isn’t this white dress the essence of summer? It is beautiful. I wonder if it was Easter.
Finally, this photo always makes me laugh. So typically Helen – no names, just a wise-crack for a caption.
|"Only a plaid skirt"|
Helen is second from the left.
The others are unknown.
But this time I have to admit Helen got it right: you hardly notice the people for that big plaid skirt. It would have made a good picnic tablecloth, methinks.
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