Smile For The Camera ~ A Carnival of Images
It was the most wonderful fashion show I've ever attended. From the everyday costume to the oh so special occasion, they all attended the Carnival. You really have outdone yourselves. So sit back and enjoy, open the cover and browse the 10th Edition of Smile For The Camera's album of costume! You're going to love this one!
"I love this photo of my shoeless ancestors, Shoeless Country Kids," Valerie C. tells us and I think you'll agree. Visit all those little toes at Begin with 'Craft'.
Donna Hague Wendt has a very interesting post, Costume Customs - Fern Blanding Bullock photos, at Another Day With Donna. Fancy hats were a necessary part of the well dressed woman's costume in the early 1900's. Here are a couple of pictures of Donna's great Aunt Fern Blanding with very big hats. I love the photograph of Fern in her Salvation Army uniform, I think it's the hat.
Andrea Christman takes us to the portrait studio of a photographer in San Antonio, Texas, in 1891/92. This pale eyed little darling looks as if he might have been out of place in Texas, but right at home in New York City. The short pants, black stockings, straw hat, riding stick and the black button shoes are absolutely adorable! Visit him in the article, Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt #2, posted at Family Tales.
Jessica Oswalt has another unknown photograph from her great aunt's album at Three Ladies in the 1940s? Yes, it looks like the costume of the forties at Jessica's Genejournal. Love the hats, when did we give them up?
The dress clothes of an Irish-American farming family in Darke County, Ohio c. 1909, is the submission by Jean Marie Diaz at Wordless Wednesday: The KELLY Siblings posted at Still More Genealogy --. "I particularly like the variety of lace pendants (for lack of a better term) worn by the women," Jean Marie says.
A trip to the photographer's studio meant dressing in your Sunday best and that is exactly what Carol Wilkerson's photograph posted at iPentimento - COI 10th Edition - Costume shows. The costume of 1904 at iPentimento | Genealogy and More.
therapydoc introduces us to a costume that has become all too familiar in today's world at Gaza and Israel posted at Everyone Needs Therapy. It's worn by her nephew representing the Israel Defense Force. This article gives us so much to think about.
Hats Off To You Girls submitted by Brian at Ancestors At Rest. Now a little sleuthing has convinced me Brian is married to one of our other submitters. Lorine, your husband needs a photo of himself! In the meantime, we'll just have to enjoy this most creative group of young women.
Midge Frazel asks us, "Don't you wish you could wear hoop skirts everyday? That's what Elizabeth Schofield wears under her Civil War era dress. With lovely velvet trim and interesting sleeves, all she needs is a smile." See for yourself at Lizzie's Dress posted at Granite in My Blood.
Greta Koehl tells us that, "My great-aunt Doll Brinlee must have been given her nickname because she loved to get "all dolled up." You just have to see these attention grabbing hats in Smile for the Camera: Doll Brinlee and Nina Pounds posted at Greta's Genealogy Bog.
Diane of Attic Treasures has a dilemma. Two photographs, two different costume time periods. Are they the same woman? See what you think the answer might be in Will the real Cornelia please stand up...!
Maneesh takes a look at some costume accessories in Trip to Kanyakumari: Chapter 9: Padmanabhapuram Palace: Part 7: Archaeological Museum that none of us would want to wear. Photographs from the armory at Padmanabhapuram Palace posted at AdmirableIndia.com.
Apple says, "For this edition I offer a mismatched trio from 1960" at Mom, Grandma and Me posted at Apple's Tree. The three are, however, all matched by the fact they are wearing white ankle socks. Yes, I remember them well!
Jennifer Trahan presents 10th Edition Smile For The Camera - A Carnival Of Images posted at Jennifer's Genealogy Blog. These are pictures of my family from the 1930s to the 2000s dressed in their working uniforms, bathing suits, Sunday best, and even Halloween costumes.
My favorite Desktop Genealogist Unplugged, Terry Snyder, gives us a peek into the 1930s at Snapshot - Summer of 1932. You had to be a slim woman to wear those dropped waist dresses, but I love the way they appear to move. Check out the new and more positive Terry.
Tex presents the woman who mastered Maternity Clothes in 1929 posted at All My Ancestors. By your seventh child you probably would have mastered the maternity outfit. It also helps in dating this photograph.
Oh, Donna, the costumes are so glamourous in Fashions of the 1920?s posted at What's Past is Prologue. I absolutely love each and every one. But it's the chain mesh bags that grabbed my attention. I've seen them hanging on the walls of antiques stores, but being held by these beautiful women is so much more exciting.
"Jane and Thomas are sporting their best for their wedding photograph," Janet Iles tells us. And the result is a beautiful period wedding photograph at Janet the researcher: Smile for the Camera - 1905 wedding photograph posted at Janet the researcher.
Melody Lassalle presents a very elegant photograph of Picnic Attire Circa 1910 posted at The Research Journal. Children dressed in white, young boys wearing ties, women in beautiful dresses complete with hats! My kind of picnic!
Frances Whelan is pictured in a typical working woman outfit from the early 1900s. Knife pleat bodice and cuffs make for a very fashionable school teacher at Smile For the Camera Circa 1900. Kathy Brady-Blake always has some interesting photographs posted at Kathy's Genealogy Blog.
Judith Richards Shubert of Genealogy Traces shows us the Gailey children Dressed in their Christmas Finery complete with Christmas presents. Yes, dressed for the photographer, but not smiling for the camera.
Amy Coffin asks Who are The Feldzug Boys? posted at We Tree. They sound like a vaudeville act, but their costumes suggest otherwise in this photo with plenty of clues. Can you help solve this German mystery?
Holly of Raeburn Family Odyssey has a photograph that can only be labeled "divine." A fifteen year old Ida Wheeler wearing some very expensive looking furs in this 1900s submission for the 10th Edition Smile For The Camera - Costume.
Stephanie Lincecum wonders Is This Sam & Cora's Wedding Photo? posted at Lincecum Lineage. Photographs were a luxury and taken for momentous occassions, that and the clues in the photograph suggest Stephanie is probably correct. Stephanie, we need to talk as I am a Campbell from Missouri.
Cherie presents Smile for the Camera: Costume posted at Still Digging for Roots. Grandma and her sister dressed oh so stylishly for a trip to the state capital. Was something important happening that required their presence? Wish we knew!
M. Diane Rogers calls her submission, Smile for the Camera - 10th Edition - Costume, posted at CanadaGenealogy, or, 'Jane's Your Aunt', a stray. I'll bet the family she strayed from would like to have her back. Diane writes a wonderful description of this photograph. I'd love to take one of your photograph workshops.
Ed Garee and his sister Elda are posing for the camera at Kay Bauman's Costume posted at Kay B's Place. This diminuitive little girl knows her jewelry. Earrings, bracelets and a chatelaine the end of which is tucked into her dress. It looks as if there is a watch attached. This is a great photograph!
Sheri Fenley treats us to a photograph of her very handsome grandfather and his family in There They Were, Just A Walking Down The Street posted at The Educated Genealogist. She also educates us as to "sidewalk and street photographers."
Geniaus (the musings of an amateur australian genealogist) has a wonderful period uniform shown in Costume - Smile for the Camera. "Frank Duncan wears his Aussie slouch hat with pride." She's also attached a link to his war record. Interesting post, very interesting photograph.
Lisa presents Six little girls on a summer day, 1922 posted at Small-leaved Shamrock. "Six little girls all dressed up on their First Communion day... the first for their brand new church. I couldn't resist sharing this photograph for your costume edition (just take a look at the size of their hair bows!). Along with the girls' photograph, I had to tell the story of their parish church, which closed its doors just last summer. I hope you and your readers will enjoy the photograph and the story." Lisa. I did!
"There are times when a man's costume can be equal to or outshine that of a woman," says Thomas MacEntee of A Sharp Dressed Man posted at Destination: Austin Family. I love this sharply dressed man with his shiny shoes. Don't you agree?
Jasia, the Queen of the COG, shows us Polish Folk Dress
Smile For The Camera is brothers & sisters? Were they battling brothers, shy little sisters, or was it brother & sister against the world? Our ancestors often had only their siblings for company. Were they best friends or not? Show us that picture that you found with your family photographs or in your collection that shows your rendition of brothers & sisters. Bring them to the carnival and share. Admission is free with every photograph!
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10 March 2009
Posted - 15 March 2009
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