Four Friends – 1910s


This is a lovely photograph of four friends posing in their everyday outfits. The gal standing at the back right has on a white lawn dress with tucks and is wearing a locket around her neck. The two ladies in front have on the plain, slimmer skirts of the early 1910s, but their “waists” (blouses) show the “pouter pigeon” bosom silhouette that came and went throughout the 1900s. Note the neat details on the skirt fronts–the triangular closure on the left-hand skirt and the tucks on the one at the right. Read more…

Mid-teens Afternoon Suit


19-teens afternoon suit of linen

What a wonderful color! This is an original linen afternoon suit circa 1913-1915. Note all of the marvelous details, including the double peplum, the crisp white linen collar and cuffs and the tailored skirt. This is a “transition” fashion–right between the era of the slim skirt (1911-1913) and the flounced waistline (1914-1917). It looks perfect for an afternoon stroll or a visit with friends at a lovely tearoom in the city. (From the collection of Elizabeth M. BrickRead more…