Tag Archives: Colorado

Golfing in Costume, 1947

This might or might not be a Halloween photo.  The archivists guessed yes, and on what other occasions do grown women dress up in silly outfits?  I think I recognize most of the looks here.  Starting from the right we … Continue reading

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Miss Preckle of Denver 1923

As much as I love the spontaneity of family snap shots, the quality of professional work can really be astounding.  This luminous photograph comes from the estate of a Denver studio photographer.  You can almost count each sequin on her … Continue reading

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The Old Maids’ Tea Party, 1901

The term “old maid” has happily gone out of fashion. It would not have much meaning these days anyway, since most people no longer automatically assume that unmarried women are without sexual experience. But in the past, unattached women attracted … 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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