Yep, I've been feeling like this lately...slightly out of focus, eyes kind of inward focused, and a zillion books that want my attention!

Friday, February 21, 2014

3 suits of a sort

Many a man thinks of a three piece suit as a kind of uniform.  Big choice of each day is tie, and perhaps socks.  The rest is always pretty much the same, at least for work at an office.

What, you don't see this any more? OK, I'm dated, aren't I?

And I'm switching back to times before my mother and dad had jobs.  They were both students at Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio...before the second world war.

And I want to share my trio of "suits" which are worn by three lovely ladies, who are in some kind of ROTC marching group.

My mother was Mataley Munhall, the sweet young thing on the left.


An older photograph, 1906 Galveston, in the only photo I can find when my grandfather, George Rogers, was actually young.  He was just 29 in this picture.  All my other photos of him show him as an old man.  I was glad to find that he actually had some dark hair at one time, (and I think a jaunty moustache.)

Come over again to look at my various ancestors and their stories on other days here on this blog.  Today I'll make it short and sweet!

And for more interesting stories related to 3 suits, check out Sepia Saturday HERE, and go to the bottom of the page where other posts are linked as well!



14 comments:

La Nightingail said...

Those are some uniforms the gals are wearing. Probably wool. Bet they were warm - which would be fine in cold weather, but otherwise I'm afraid I'd melt in those things! I think your Grandfather is wearing a Homburg. Fun pictures!

Mike Brubaker said...

Two interesting photos on the theme. Your mother's uniform certainly has the look of a cadet jacket but I've never seen the female version. The porch photo is a real treasure.

Postcardy said...

The photo of the 3 ladies is very interesting--not only the uniforms, but also the background of the photo, the shape it is cut, and the way it is mounted with identification surrounding.

Karen S. said...

Oh my goodness, great opening photo!

Bob Scotney said...

The 1906 photo may be a bit battered but I would agree with Mike, it's a gem.

Sean Bentley said...

Those look a bit like Salvation Army outfits!

Rosie said...

Never saw those uniforms before, very interesting. When I see old photos like these, the seamstress part of me always wonders what was the fabric, who sewed them, etc. Thanks for the great post!

Deb Gould said...

Those uniforms remind me of marching band uniforms we had in high school -- that braid across the chest! And the porch shot is fabulous.

Alan Burnett said...

Great photos. Isn't it strange when we see those we are accustomed to seeing as old when they were young? Before photography worked its magic, that would never have been possible.

Little Nell said...

Two wonderful shots. The trio of ladies look really smart but who cares if the second one has seen better days; it’s the subject matter which makes it one to treasure.

Patrica Ball Morrison said...

Two great photos...I don't believe I have ever seen a marching uniform like the 3 women in the first photo. They look so pleased with themselves too.

Tattered and Lost said...

Those marching band uniforms also make me think of the uniforms sometimes worn by elevator operators long ago. Of course, without the cape. I don't know what I'd think of the elevator operator was wearing a cape other than, "Where is this thing going to land?"

Wendy said...

What sharp uniforms -- they'd make joining the group worthwhile. Who are the photobombers in the window?

TICKLEBEAR said...

What a gorgeous trio you've chosen!!
And I also like that 1906 picture, though faded/damaged/etc...
it is a memory of their first home there, certainly an happy occasion for them.