52 Photos Week 4: Dressed Up

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Time for the next 52 Photos challenge of 2020!

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  2. add a photo that fits the theme to this week's free-space gallery.

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in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.9m points)

22 Answers

+15 votes

Lydia Amanda Peffers (1845-1928). Born in New York, she lived in Princeton, New Jersey. Not sure what the occasion was, or the year the photo was taken. 

by Alex Stronach G2G6 Pilot (333k points)
Photo looks to be from about 1900 judging from her stylish hat and the cut of her jacket.
Alex, this is a lovely old picture. The details of the picture are beautiful. You can tell the chair is made of heavy old wood, and probably covered in leather. The molding on the wall is still showing its detail. And Lydia's hat and clothing are elegance to the extreme. The high collar with the broach at her neck. I love it all.

Thank you for sharing.
Wonderful photo - our ancestors dressed for the occasion - they had to hold onto an object as they had to standstill for the photo - not sure for how long but otherwise it would have 'shake'
Gorgeous photo Alex what a wonderful outfit thank you for sharing
+15 votes

My maternal grandfather's mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Barr, taken in Miami during the roaring twenties.

by K. Anonymous G2G6 Pilot (131k points)
+18 votes

This is a photo taken about 1950 of my mother, Clarice Lovelace, dressed up. She is modeling in a fashion show at the Youngblood Hotel in Enid, Oklahoma.

by Alexis Nelson G2G6 Pilot (546k points)
Alexis, I love this picture. Your mother has a lot of class and style. Not only that, but she is drop dead gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing this picture.
Thank you Cheryl, she had red hair and was very sweet like you.
Awe, and you are very sweet as well, Alexis. Thank you!
Alexis your mother look amazing what a delightful photo

Thank you for sharing
Susan, thank you for your comment, as always—I love to see them.
Alexis you deserve them sweet alexia
+13 votes

Great Grandfather, John Hogan, in his dress uniform for the Boston Fire Department, circa 1900.

by Dorothy O'Hare G2G6 Mach 6 (66.1k points)
edited by Dorothy O'Hare
+17 votes

Some of my ancestors must have dressed up for this photo.

My grandmother is the baby ... Oma M Allison-Rammel (1895-1995)

Her mother (my great grandmother) is standing behind ... Etta May Omelia-Allison (1872-1944

The two ladies seated are my two great-great grandmothers ... Catherine Mumma-Omelia (1848-1935) ... Ruth Knott-Rammel (1866-1946)

by Bill Sims G2G6 Pilot (119k points)
+16 votes

My third great grandmother, Anna Dauthendey Yaeger, dressed up in her wedding veil and dress. The picture was taken by her father, Carl/Karl Dauthendey, a notable photographer from Wurzburg, Germany. (Her brother, Casparus Carl, was also a photographer, a brother, Max, was a poet, and a sister, Elisabeth, was a writer). She would be married in Strasbourg, France. Likely the picture was taken the same year she got married (1876). 

by Liz Marshall G2G6 Mach 9 (90.2k points)
+16 votes

A Picture of my mother in a Music Recital. Her family was VERY conservative, I was shocked when I found this picture.

This is my first try at 52 Weeks. I am going to try to get caught up.

by Jennifer Corl G2G3 (3.9k points)
edited by Jennifer Corl
+18 votes

This is my grandfather's half sister Emilie Hampel Ehrman. I was told she loved hats. 

by Shirley Davis G2G6 Mach 3 (36.3k points)
That is quite a hat! Her entire outfit is beautiful. Are those feathers or fur around her neck? Thank you for sharing this lovely photo.
I assume that is some kind of fur stole since feathers would be impractical.
+15 votes

My great great grandma with my grandma.  Everyone on the porch was dressed up.  Taken in Corvallis, Oregon about 1909.

by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Pilot (193k points)
+15 votes

Here are my wife's mother, father, and grandmother, the ladies looking elegant with their hats, gloves, and furs. Judging from the corsage, it might have been Mother's Day. Taken in Baltimore, Maryland, probably in the mid-1950s.   

by Richard Heritage G2G6 Mach 5 (50.7k points)
+17 votes

Meet Tressa Brown, my husband's great-grandmother. She looks like such a character here! The fact that she does look all dressed up, at least in today's terms, but is hanging off a rail car in the early 1900s is almost a full story itself.

by Saphyre Rogers-Berry G2G6 Mach 2 (27.6k points)
great photo thanks for sharing.  She does look happy and carefree.
Nice photo.  It looks like there was a light touch at colorizing it at some point.
+16 votes

Here is my Aunt Mary, aged 6, dressed up for her Grandfather to take her photo!

by Christine Frost G2G6 Pilot (118k points)
edited by Christine Frost
What a gorgeous child! And she is dressed so elegantly. Thank you for sharing this photo.
Thanks Robin, she was quite a character as she got older. She was the eldest of 11 surviving children, married but  without children herself, she liked to keep her siblings and their children in order!
+12 votes

Sometimes dressing up was in sorrow. My Great Grands Professor Harvey Franklin McIntyre 1st & Rebecca Harris Thompson attending the funeral of their son John Thomas in 1952.

by Jeanette McIntyre G2G5 (5.2k points)
+8 votes

A Family photo taken at the Wedding of my Great-Great Grand Uncle George Albert Ward and his wife Laverne (Bacon) Ward in 1905. My Great-Great Grandfather Claude Mastin Ward is present in the far left of this photo, as well as my Great-Great-Great Grandmother Minnie (Mastin) Ward, who is at the center of this photo. https://www.wikitree.com/photo.php/9/95/Ward-24440-1.jpg

by Robert Ward G2G6 Mach 2 (23.2k points)
edited by Robert Ward
+16 votes

52 Photos Week 4: Dressed Up

Our nephew, Joey Hess married his beautiful bride, Mayu on July 12, 2017 in Japan


Joey and Mayu live in Japan, and his dad, our nephew Gale went there to attend their wedding. He took this picture for me. I love how happy they look and the beautiful colors in the picture. I am so glad I was able to share this picture with you.

by Cheryl Hess G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
Hi Cheryl,

This is a great wedding photo! I lived in Japan for two years and their wedding finery is so lovely and so colorful. Thank you for sharing.
Cheryl, thank you for sharing their gorgeous wedding photo. They look so very happy!
Thank you Carol and Alexis for your sweet compliments. Carol, lucky you for living in Japan. I wish we had been lucky enough to have gone to the wedding.

Alexis, I loved the way they were looking at each other too.
Wow sweet Cheryl gorgeous photo

Thank you, my sweet Susan. heart

+14 votes

My 4th great-grandmother, Elizabeth Bright Kendall (c. 1804-1889), photographed sometime between 1860 and 1870, most likely, at Mathew Brady's Washington studio:

by C Handy G2G6 Pilot (170k points)
+9 votes

Dorothy L (Johnson) HendricksonMy great aunt Dot.

Dorothy (Johnson) Hendrickson


by Missy Berryann G2G6 Pilot (167k points)
+9 votes

This is my first post!  So here I go ... I hope I have the photo link correct!
These are my grandfather's cousins (my first cousins once removed).
Isabel Hackett (1904-1926) and Florence Lucy Pruesker (1904-1846).
The photo was taken in the early 1920's in a photographer's studio (Ward J Symons) in Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Sadly, Isabel (on the left) died only a few years later in childbirth. 

Isabel Hackett and Lucy Pruesker c. 1920

by Nereda Shute G2G1 (1.4k points)
edited by Nereda Shute
What a marvelous photo! Thank you for sharing it.
I second that vote Nereda. Awesome photo.
+6 votes

  My great grandmother dressed up for her part in the Christmas play.  circa 1910.

.... I cannot for the life of me (this is week 4) figure out how to make the picture show up in the thread.  The instructions say to paste the link into the data field, but I don't see a "data field."  What is it talking about?

by Jennifer Gonnuscio G2G6 Mach 2 (29.9k points)
edited by Jennifer Gonnuscio

Hi Jennifer, I had trouble with this too. Hope this helps.

  1. Copy the URL of your image. On the image details page (what you see after uploading it a WikiTree profile, or if you click on the photo from a profile) right-click on the photo and select "copy image address."
  2. In the editing toolbar of your G2G answer select the icon that looks like a mountain landscape picture. It is 5th lower right. Right-click and paste the image URL in the URL field. 
  3. Look at the width on the left, and try 550 to see what your photo looks like, as I have had trouble getting it too big. 
Thank you for responding.  I'm still not having success, but I appreciate your willingness to reach out to me.
+6 votes

This is my great-grandmother, Judy Layne Lang, in Chicago during late 1961 - early 1962. The photo was taken by my great-grandfather on their way to church on Sunday. 

by Marie Wallner G2G6 Mach 1 (10.3k points)

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