Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July! - 1900's Patriotic Young Women

I thought this early photograph, dated between 1900 - 1910,  to be particularly fitting for today's post.  It shows thirteen young women all dressed alike and each holding an American flag.  They are wearing white shirtwaist blouses with dark skirts and dark bows at the neck.  Most are wearing a version of the Gibson Girl hairstyle so popular at the time.  I wonder if they were appearing in a school function or community event for a holiday such as the Fourth of July? I guess I'll never know as this oversized, 7" x 9" cabinet card does not identify the subjects or the photographer.


  1. That is a fantastic photo. Happy 4th!

  2. Smart purchase for a blogger -- Flag Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July -- you can just recycle this photo every year.

    1. Great idea - I hadn't thought of that but I just may do that!


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