52 Photos Week 20: Dress Up

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in The Tree House by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
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Here is a Halloween costume party photo from 1920 at the Sternbergh family home called Stirling, in Reading, PA.  My great-grandmother is seated at the far right. I think the woman standing next to her is my grandmother, Ruth.


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Here is a photo of my great grandfather and great grandmother C. C. and Rachel Stoner, taken at or soon after their wedding, in 1865, Noble, Indiana. C. C. was a farmer, at this point in his life, and these were clearly dress-up clothes.


And below is a photo of my grandmother's eldest brother, Albert Forrey, and sister, Laura, taken around 1872, in Seward, Nebraska, when the family was moving from Jasper, Iowa to Jewell, Kansas. Considering that they most likely traveled via covered wagon, as Seward it not on a rail line, it's amazing how dressed-up the children are. How white their clothes! Albert's hair curled! Perhaps they stayed in Nebraska for a short time before moving on to Kansas. I know for sure from census records that they were in Hickory Grove, Jasper, Iowa in 1870, and Harrison, Jewell, Kansas in 1873 (daughter born there). The Kansas state census of 1875 listed them as having moved there from Iowa, not Nebraska.


by Alison Gardner G2G6 Mach 3 (36.3k points)
edited by Alison Gardner
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This is a great uncle at a baby show, surely a proud moment for him later in life.

by Randall Gardner G2G6 (9.6k points)
Great picture, and I love the baby carriage.
Now that's some baby bling!  What a cute face.
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This photo of me was taken in 1971 when I was dressed up as bridesmaid for my friend's wedding.  She gave me a free hand with the dress only asking that it be orange.  I designed it myself and got a gifted friend to make it.  On the morning of the wedding I had the flowers put in my hair!

by Christine Frost G2G6 Mach 2 (27.7k points)
The color has held up well for, wow, what is it, 47 years!  Great pic, thanks for sharing!
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 Tennie in his Army duds, I guess his dad Ed wanted to look snazzy too so he put on his suit jacket. 

by Pam Dale G2G6 Mach 1 (14.8k points)
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Those of us who were adopted are very unlikely to have any photos to share but I've enjoyed looking at others photos + their memories, thank you
by Anon Cormack G2G Crew (670 points)
I am sorry you don't have pictures to share, but you were loved because you were a chosen baby.
Thank you Cheryl. I was loved by adoptive parents but a part of me misses not having tangible evidence/ artefacts of my natural mother and her family.
I can understand that completely. There are always good and bad to every story. I am sure there was a good reason your mother gave you up for adoption, yet you are missing a whole other part of you that you will never find out about unless you find her.

Have you ever thought about trying to find her?

Bless you.

Thank you Cheryl  for your kindness. Yes I tried to find her only to discover she died in 2017. I now know I have 3 half sisters + have found the address of one of them but am unsure whether I should write + announce myself or not. My husband thinks I should but I am not sure whether I might do more harm than good

I have no idea how I would begin to try to find out who my father was + now my natural mother is dead there is no one to ask?
My mother was also adopted. She did a DNA test in order to locate her biological father. He died back in the 1990s but at least she now knows who he was, and has met some of her 1st and second cousins as well.

My mother got her mothers name from the original birth certificate, but since her fathers name was not listed on the original birth certificate, she had use the DNA and she got very lucky to find other relatives who had already tested.

If you also do a DNA test, you might be as lucky as my mother was.
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52 Photos Week 20:         Dress Up

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For this week, I wanted to show you what our friend, Sarah McNulty designed. Their official name is Little People, and they perform in parades, schools and hospitals all across the United States. I am showing you just a couple of their outfits, but they have several more.

The kids love them and the adults get a big laugh from them. They are wonderful for the people in the hospitals and their performances are packed wherever they go.

Sarah was very clever in designing these little people, because an adult is wearing the costume, the arms are loosely swinging and the whole upper body moves from side to side. I wish that I had a video to show you just how cute they really are.

by Cheryl Hess G2G6 Pilot (236k points)
Just saw those love them they are magnificent
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This is a scanned photo of a portrait we have of my 2nd Great Grandfather David Giesler. He enlisted as a private in McClelland's 5th Battalion Tennessee Cavalry in August 1861, was elected to Sergeant in March 1862 and finally 2nd Lieutenant of Company B on July 1, 1862. He was 2nd Lieutenant in Company B of Smith's 8th Regiment Tennessee Cavalry when he died as a result of typhoid and pneumonia in March 1863. Leaving behind his widow and a daughter who was not almost two years old.

by Emily Holmberg G2G6 Mach 3 (37.4k points)
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When I was going over on a study and vacation trip to Norway, my grandfather's birth home, I wanted to be prepared. One thing I did was take a photo of my granddaughter wearing a costume my great-grandmother had sent over to my grandmother to gift to a granddaughter it would fit. At the time it fit me, so I was the recipient and wore it at Norwegian get-to-gathers and greatly pleased my grandfather. We no longer have the original blouse, but the rest of the costume is there.  When I went to Norway I was able to compare it to the native costume of just outside Bergen, Norway, but not to a specific village.


by Judy Bramlage G2G6 Mach 6 (61.7k points)
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In 1965 my maternal grandparents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a big party.  My grandmother, Stella, was queen for a day, and all of her six children were present and dressed to the nines.  Above is a picture of my grandmother Stella with her three daughters.  From left to right: Stella's youngest daughter, Teresia Lawson who we call Trez, Stella's middle daughter, my mother, Clara Lawson, Stella's eldest daughter Gertrude Lawson.  As a little girl, watching my grandparent's, aunts and uncles all dressed up gave me a passion for fashion.  

by Pamela Culy G2G6 (8.2k points)
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Newly discovered ancestors William Henry Harrison Jr and Elizabeth Peddicord 'dressed up':

by Azure Robinson G2G6 Mach 3 (30.4k points)
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This is my great grandmother Mary Evans, all dressed up in 1886, around the time she got married and emigrated to New Zealand with her new spouse.


by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (539k points)
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Picture was taken in the Mess hall at  RAF Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya in 1966

Mum is dressed up as a St Trinians school girl and dad as a domino

Love the St Trinians films old black and white...love the old movies.  Dad loved to play domino's and card games

For those of you young ones here is a link to the film list. https://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/group/st_trinians/ laugh your hearts out true slap stick comedy English style

by Janet Wild G2G6 Mach 6 (66.2k points)
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Here are my grandparents, Robert and Mary Urquhart on their wedding day.

ago by David Urquhart G2G6 Mach 2 (25.4k points)

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