Greetings of the Season—1952 and 2017

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This card, badly faded, was sent out in 1952 with a holiday message on the front and a hand written note on the back.  Here’s the text of the short note: “45th w. anniv., 1907-1952. Henry and Birdie Davis.” Wouldn’t it have been fun to see the wedding photo as well?

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I think we can assume that the photo was taken at the anniversary party. Although Photoshop isn’t my strong suit, I’ve changed the lighting a little so we have a better look at their clothes.  Birdie had on a shirtwaist dress made more fancy by a pleated collar and circle shaped white trim.  Her pearl earrings echoed the buttons and the trim. The corsage added to the festive look.

Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs, Early 1950s

However, I think it’s Henry who takes the fashion cake with his plaid shirt, striped suspenders, and zigzag tie. Bold, wide ties were in fashion in 1952, and he clearly wasn’t afraid of pattern mixing. I would love to have seen the colors.

Here’s wishing all of you a peaceful holiday season.  Wear what you want and be happy!

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5 Responses to Greetings of the Season—1952 and 2017

  1. eimear says:

    Like the mix of plaids Henry is wearing, I can only ponder the colours too!
    Happy Christmas Lynn!

  2. Carol in Denver says:

    Happy Solstice and Holidays, Lynn! You give us gifts all year around through your blog; thank you.

  3. Reader says:

    Happy Holidays!

  4. If he can wear that tie, I can wear my Scottie socks!

  5. Robert Moeller says:

    And where does Henry’s waist begin?

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