JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Viewmate 1385 #general


Joseph Fibel <jfibel@...>
 

Re what people are wearing in pictures.

Certainly people dressed in their very best clothes when they went to have
their pictures taken. Sometimes they wore jewelry or an article of clothing
that still exists. My wife has a pocket watch on a chain that her
grandmother wore in a photo taken in Europe.

Also, many photographers' studios had stock items to lend to their
clients so that a series of photos of unrelated clients all appear
dressed similarly.

Joe Fibel

snip..I wish to clear up a misconception that our ancestors were not
fashionably up-to-date.

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