Tag Archives: special occasion

Three Generations at the Wedding

Often I wish that all photos came not only with dates, but also a list of names and relationships. This one came with nothing. Obviously that is the bride in the middle, but I’m not entirely sure that the young … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day with Marjorie Merriweather Post Davies, 1945

I’m publishing this post on March 8, International Women’s Day. Although the holiday’s origin was in the United States, it has never received much recognition here outside of the feminist movement. In the Soviet Union, however, it was a very … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Menu, 1905

Not an older woman, but too wonderful not to share. This is from the Buttolph menu collection at the New York Public Library, found via the Digital Public Library website. The menu comes from the Planter’s Hotel in St. Louis, … Continue reading

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Halloween in Covina, 1979

It’s not as hard to find pictures of older women in Halloween costumes as you might think. Of course they are not on the streets trick-or-treating; instead, look for them at Halloween parties. The Los Angeles Public Library provides a … Continue reading

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