Monday, February 9, 2009
Dressed in their Christmas Finery
The word prompt for the 10th Edition of Smile For The Camera is Costume? No, not as in Halloween. Costume as in dress in general; especially the distinctive style of dress of a people, class, or period. Show us that picture that you found with your family collection or purchased that shows the costumes of the rich to the not so rich, from the civil war to the psychedelic sixties. I know you have them, so share. Admission is free with every photograph!
I think this is a precious little picture! My grandfather, James Dolphus "Doc" Gailey, is the oldest sibling, shown here with Grace Amanda Gailey (Cornelius) and Nellie Mae Gailey (Tudor). They were born in Parker County, Texas in 1898, 1900, and 1903 respectively.
It looks as if Aunt Grace, Doc, and Aunt Nell may be posing with their Christmas presents. I especially like the boots that they all are wearing, the little dresses sewn just alike with doll's in their finery, as well. My Grandpa's little suit looks just right to me. I'm not sure whether he plans to hunt squirrel or rabbit. When he grew up he spent hours fox hunting - without guns - but with dogs.
I can just imagine my Grandmother Eleanor dressing the children up for the photographer. They don't look too happy. She must have been in the foreground admonishing them to stand still!