8.24.2010

My grandma in the 1950s and then some

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Taken in 1949, look at that romper! And those shoes!
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Grandma and some friends in the slammer
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Here she is with her friend, I love their outfits, especially my grandmas jeans.
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My grandma told me that this was taken on the way back from the Seattle worlds fair, at Multnomah Falls. I love this photo so much because she's wearing red keds, to match her red dress, and a darling red headband. I am now on a mission to recreate the look, just need all of the above!

Hope you enjoyed these photos, you can see my first post on my grandma with more photos here. Next time I do a family photo post it will be of photos from the 1930s of various family members, there's some really cute ones!

32 comments:

Dizzy Dame said...

Love the slammer photo!

Rothmonsteress said...

love this! <3

Leanne of Folk said...

these photos are marvelous!!! i love the way everyone's dressed....and especially love the slammer photo, too!! very cool that you still have these. xoxo

Briana said...

Everything is so cute! I love that it's all authentic vintage too, not that recreated vintage that you can buy at the mall and then distress your photo in photoshop.

Sirens Sexy said...

Your Grandma had style! I love the first photo :)

Desiree said...

Very stylish indeed! I love the shirtwaist and Keds combo. I'll be resurrecting that look as soon as I get the stains out of my white Keds/ Sigh.

abendkleid said...

These all photos are really wonderful in these there are so many things which is really great. I love this photo so much because she's wearing red keds, to match her red dress. These all are really very wonderful.

Anja said...

I love these photos. So stylish :)

Piia said...

Oh, these photos are just lovely!

Your grandma's romper reminds me really much of a girl's romper I came across at Etsy some time ago:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/41912202/1940s-girls-pink-and-blue-pinafore

tanita davis said...

I'm very much intrigued by the pic of your gran and her girlfriend -- the eyebrows! I somehow thought everyone did a really thinly plucked arch back in the day, but -- no! That's good news, since I look really goofy with thin eyebrows. I love the whole look, especially your gran's bangs.

Anaïs said...

You've no idea how I struggle not to "eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh!" when I see you did a post on old pictures, people looked soooooooooooo much better those days!
I'm a little confused though, is she the blond one on the photo's with her friend?

Andi B. Goode said...

These are amazing! Makes me want to post more of my own (unfortunately, I don't have quite so many good quality ones) - those jeans really are great!
-Andi x

Justice Pirate said...

oh how very very exciting!!

Justice Pirate said...

by the way, she seemed to have been such a very fun person!

Louise said...

Amazing.
You can see the family resemblence.

Q's Daydream said...

Oh my gosh! These are too fabulous! I LOVE the first and last pic to pieces. Heck, I love them all!

Archives said...

awh, soooo lovely!!! clearly you inherited her awesome style :)

Avalon76 said...

Wow, I can see so much of your grandma's face in yours!

That last photo - if you hadn't told us, I would've thought it was you in a cleverly distressed snapshot.

Yay old photos!

Jennifer ^_^

BaronessVonVintage said...

wowee! I can see where you get your style from!!!

Marie said...

The photos are all great! I especially noticed your grandma's bangs and ponytail; she looks a lot like jazz/big band singer June Christy, who was popular in the
40s and 50s and who was well-known for that hairstyle. Aside from the music, which is wonderful, the covers of such June Christy albums as "Something Cool," "June Fair and Warmer," "Gone for the Day," "Duet" (with Stan Kenton on piano) and "The Cool School" show the hairdo and some charming 50s styles!

Samantha said...

You look so much like your grandmother! Apperently I act a lot like my grandmother. Theres a picture of her sticking her tongue out at the camera. Yeah... Thats me...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/dearbitsy

Sarah with an "h" said...

Her outfit in the last picture is really cute. And is that a box camera she's holding? So neat!

:o)Sarah

KristiMcMurry said...

You have the best family photos ever!

PinkBow said...

oh i love looking at old photos... your grandma was one stylish lady!

Sue said...

These are fabulous photos - real treasures. I am having fun going through some of mine as well. Gals were really stylin' back then. Thanks for sharing!

Miss CherryBubbles said...

What fun photos to have of your grandmother! Love the dungarees & bangs photo and the red ensemble photo! :)

Emily Anne said...

These pics are great I like the second one the best :D. You and your grandma look so much alike.

Milly x

Memento Mori said...

Hi there!! i just came here looking for vintage vixen and i must say i fell in love with your grandmother`s images! She reminds me a lot the song "red hot" in special in those pictures with her friend and those awesome jeans!

Congrats! you have a great treasure of images and a very cool grandmama


Mimi from chile

Solanah said...

Piia, that one is like my grandmas!

Anais, yes, people always seemed to look so much cooler ;)

The blond is my grandma in the photos with her friends :)

retro bird said...

I'm envious of their perfect styled hair. What they must think of our messy wanna have bed hair looks.

They just seem like to glamorous girls, that i would have loved to have hung out at the malt shop with :)

hannah said...

what an amazing grandma! what style!

Kedsman said...

Really love the pic of the red outfit and Gma in her red Keds! Hope to see your take on it in pics soon ;-))