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Tanaka Designing and Tailoring School, 1925

Although the banner in the background mentions ladies and gents, I see only women and children here. I suppose the students were making both women’s and men’s clothing. The photo possibly depicts some kind of open house or graduation ceremony.  … Continue reading

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Young and Old in Seattle, 1900s

Although you can barely see it in this scan, a stamp in the bottom corner of this photo shows that it was made at the Bradley Studio on Third Street in Seattle.  I love these small clues of origin.  Judging … Continue reading

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Friends or Sisters, 1938

It’s hard to tell ages from old photos, but in a stroke of luck I found the names and ages of these four women written on the back: Anna 46; Margrete 48; Ingeborg 41; Lina 59.  Given their Germanic sounding … Continue reading

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