Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This photo from the Red Velvet Album features a pretty lady with a soft, round face. Her hair is pulled back but you can tell it has some curl to it. Her dress has quite a lot of buttons and you can tell they are functional from the little creases in between them. They were probably 1/2″ buttons, so consider 15+ 1/2″ buttons on a cold morning. Let’s hope she didn’t have arthritis!

The photographer is once again C. P. McDannell in Titusville, PA. The card itself is green with a gold beveled edge.

4 thoughts on “Many buttons

  1. IntenseGuy says:

    Seems like she is “sitting low” in the frame. LOL – maybe all those buttons are pulling her down?


    1. Mrs Marvel says:

      I noticed that too and put it down to poor photo composition by the photog.


  2. Ed says:

    I use to be a volunteer at a local mid west museum and they have much on daily living and routines. They seemed to have to spend much time getting all buttoned up back then, whether on blouses or shoes. quite the daily routine to get dressed, groomed, meals etc and then if they were taking a carriage into town they had to spend 15 minutes getting the horse and carriage hooked up,feed and ready. I think a part of the reason why the pace of life was so much slower was all the fiddling they had to do for clothing, grooming , transportation and cooking. Prep time for anything was very long it seems. I mean these people if they wanted cream for there coffee, had to go milk the cow to get the cream! haha.


  3. Her sleeve look so tight! Yes lots of buttons and not for decoration either:)


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