Vintage Photo Friday: Costumes

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My mom sent me this photo of Grammy and Edie, with the following note:

The story is that Jane kept pinching Edith, so her costume was made to contain her hands, hence the duck. Edith is a Rose. Turns out they told each other years later that they each wanted to be the other character! Mom said she thought it was a performance or playlet at the YWCA, circa 1934. It is a family classic photo.

Thanks for sending it, Mom! I am laughing so hard every time I look at it.

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10 thoughts on “Vintage Photo Friday: Costumes

  1. Nana

    April 3, 2009 at 12:21pm

    I think I see a bit of Sam in both of their faces!

  2. Michael

    April 3, 2009 at 1:04pm

    “Duck!”
    “What for, you pansy?!”

  3. K

    April 3, 2009 at 5:20pm

    omg, i remember that dress vividly!

    yes, awesome shot. love it! i see sam in edie especially.

  4. Amy

    April 3, 2009 at 5:45pm

    Your photo Fridays are making time pass very quickly, I think. I keep thinking, “But you just posted a Friday picture, Annika!”

  5. Ellen Bloom

    April 4, 2009 at 8:01am

    Hahahahahaha! I LOVE this photo! Those little girls just crack me up! The costumes are fabulous. I’m also quite impressed by that intricate garage door in the background.

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  6. Kristina

    April 4, 2009 at 8:32am

    Oh, what a sweet photo! I’m impressed with how hard someone must’ve worked to make that swan costume. And all this in the days before mass-produced Halloween costumes from Singapore.

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  7. leah

    April 6, 2009 at 9:14pm

    those are adorable costumes.

    my mom’s name is edith ann, i heard of many women named edith, very cool.

    leah’s last blog post..it’s a PORN PANIC folks

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