|Dallas, taken in 1942 by Arthur Rothstein.|
|A more recent photo of downtown Dallas|
|Stills taken from home movies|
Mother-Daughter Dresses made by Mataley Rogers, (my mother) for Easter in 1945 I think. When I was growing up in the 50s it was still ok to wear dresses that came from Simplicty Patterns. I think these must have as well. Mother had a Singer sewing machine. And my grandmother Mozelle Munhall (her mother) was a professional seamstress.
I also remember keeping some of those patterns for years, thinking I'd make another dress/skirt/suit with the same pattern...but I never did. I think, as a young mother myself in the 60s I made a few things for my mother. One of my last ventures was a pair of sports coats for my 2 sons for Christmas one year...polyester was the big rave by the 70s. I even had a mini-dress which I sewed for myself. I still have my own Sears sewing machine.
Enough reminiscing, which SS seems to trigger in my life easily. I invite you to to over and see some other collections shared with Sepia Saturday this week. (Click here then go to bottom of page for names of more links.)
Our tour of the world's photographic archives has become a newsworthy event: this week on Sepia Saturday our theme image is being reported on the radio. To be precise it is on Finnish Radio - or rather Finnish Radio is on it. This 1937 photograph from the archives of the Finnish Radio Company shows engineers on the roof of an outside broadcast van. For those looking for a theme there is radio, broadcasting, roofs or people doing unusual things on motor vehicles. You might also like to run with the little and large comparison suggested by the two vehicles alongside each other.