Tag Archives: holidays

The Wearing of the Green

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and I’m fascinated by the American convention of wearing green for this holiday.  Do the Irish themselves do it, I wonder? And is there any other holiday when a certain color is considered a requirement? … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays, 1960s

As a dog lover, I couldn’t resist this photo from one of my favorite dealers.  He dates it from the 1960s because (I assume) he recognized the television.  Had I been going on the clothes alone, I would have guessed … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday on Fifth Avenue, 1913

While many American women–young and old–were still wearing shirt waists in 1913 and beyond, the very stylish followed new silhouettes from Paris.  Paul Poiret and other Parisian designers introduced much slimmer styles, including some skirts that made it hard to … Continue reading

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