Tag Archives: textile prints

Mother’s Day in Milwaukee, 1963

  I love geometrics—give me a stripe over a flower any day. Mother’s Day is a flowery holiday, and the grandmother’s and granddaughter’s head gear give nod in this direction. However, the clothes in this three generation composition have the … Continue reading

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The Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing

My most vivid memory of India is a visit to the Anokhi Museum outside of Jaipur.  Anokhi is a company and foundation dedicated to preserving hand block printing techniques.  The museum, a rebuilt former mansion, is filled with beautiful examples … Continue reading

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Angela Bambace, Labor Leader, Wears Vera

This photo from the Kheel Center’s International Ladies Garment Workers’ archive shows  the Italian American labor leader and feminist, Angela Bambace.  Born in 1898, she began working in New York City’s garment district when she was seventeen.   A formidable organizer, … Continue reading

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Three Women at Mount Rushmore, 1953

This photo comes from my father’s side of the family.  In the middle is my paternal grandmother, Helen; on the left is her sister, my great aunt Norah; the woman on the right is a mystery.  Helen and Norah lived … Continue reading

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A Fashion Show at Neusteter’s Department Store in Denver

One of the joys of city living, in my suburban view, is the element of serendipity. I just returned from a fun filled week at my sister’s in Denver, where we ran across an unexpected exhibit of fashion photography at … Continue reading

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At the Train Tracks, Mid-Century

Most of the photos I find are amateur family snapshots where it is sometimes hard to determine accurate color or details. This one, a color slide, is of an unusually high quality. I suspect that whoever took the picture had … Continue reading

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