Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

I am guessing the style of the high necked blouses was intent on making a woman’s neck look long and graceful. I can’t imagine any other reason for women to bind up or otherwise accentuate their necks. Young women in particular were fond of this style, but older women might not have liked it if …

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Here is another W. P. Tilton photograph from the Liberty Bell album. This hat is certainly quite a creation! The Edwardian hats were designed to counterbalance the rounded bosom and protruding derriere that were popular at the time. A good hat could draw the eye up toward the face of the wearer, while the clothing …

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Today we feature a fresh faced young woman with really lovely eyes. The way her hair is dressed combined with her soft face reminds me of a vintage china doll. Take a look at her blouse, too. The neck is made up of ruched fabric, probably a fine silk or silk/cotton blend. The rest of …

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Today’s image from the Liberty Bell album seems a companion to the previous image. The photographer was Tilton of Exeter, NH and the borders and mounts are the same. In my haste to scan these photos (working with the stinky album was really rough on my allergies) I didn’t keep in order the following scan …

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This image from the Liberty Bell album is a post 1900 image, but not that far from the turn of the century. The dress style features the high neck and pleated blouse that was very popular from about 1900-1905. The hairstyle is the “Gibson Girl” style with a flower and/or hair fork in the back. …

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