For the Love of Circles, 1939

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I’ve just returned from a trip to Laramie Wyoming, where I spent a week looking through Montgomery Ward catalogs at the American Heritage Center.  Not everyone would call that a fun vacation, but I do!  You will see results from my research soon.

In the meantime, here is a 1939 photo of someone who liked a well coordinated outfit. Her jacket is trimmed with scallops (half circles) and embroidered with a circle and dot design  that evokes the swirly paisley print of her blouse.  She embellished the basic outfit with a necklace of round beads and a hat finished with netting decorated with small dots.  A woman with a theme!

This particular photo also comes with information on the back—an uncommon treat.  It gives the subject’s name—Grace Kissam; the date—May 1939; and the place—143 St., probably in New York City.  But what was the occasion?  Since she wears a flowery corsage, I am guessing it was a special event, like a wedding or an anniversary dinner.

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One Response to For the Love of Circles, 1939

  1. eimear says:

    its a really lovely image – unusual to see a casual pose like this- and I do like her jacket

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