3 Ladies and a Car

Taking pictures to mark a special event seems to have been as much fun 100 years ago as it is today. This photograph of Blanch Dunn, Lola Defrees, and Sarah Harris was taken on May 7, 1907, as the three ladies were waiting for a train on the first leg of trip to Europe. Their floor-length skirts, along with the nipped-in waists and leg o’mutton sleeves on their jackets are reminiscent of styles that started to become popular in the late1890s. Although not true Merry Widow hats, these look to be a precursor of that style, which became fashionable during the Edwardian era. Donated by Laura and David Ray.

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