Friday, March 12, 2010

Fashion Friday

Two pictures this morning - of Dan and Maggie Pearce. This first picture shows the couple dressed casually and this was undoubtedly taken at the Sionilli, their cottage on the Illinois River at Rome, Illinois. Dan is wearing some rather ratty looking trousers but does have his watch with chain hanging out of his pocket. No tie but a white shirt. Maggie is looking serious - probably thinking about another white shirt to iron! I can remember sitting and watching her iron when I was a little kid. She had lots and lots of white shirts to do since my grandfather wore them all the time. No permapress back in those days. Maggie is wearing what looks to be a light colored house dress and her dustcap. No jeans, shorts, capris, t-shirts - I really am glad the styles have changed.
Here are Mr. and Mrs. Pearce all dolled up! Dan wears his three piece suit with a jaunty bow tie and again his watch with the chain in his pocket. He holds his hat in one hand and a cigar in the other. There are quite a few photos of him holding a cigar. Maggie is looking chic in a dark dress that features pretty see-through sleeves and a really lovely collar with tassels. Her outfit is completed with a stylish hat and a pretty little metal purse. (Click to enlarge)

2 comments:

joanne lendaro said...

Love these pictures!! Isn't it amazing to see the difference between the two pictures?? Thank you so much for sharing them!

Quilting Queen said...

I love looking at pictures of the past. Thanks for sharing yours.