Sunday, March 9, 2014

Traditional Welsh Costumes

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These three photographs were found in an "antique" store in East Texas.

They are all what is referred to as "Real Photo Post Cards."

They are different in every other way except content. I have learned that they are of people in Welsh Traditional Clothing. Here they are, each with the reverse side.

In costume
Child in Costume

On reverse:
Albert Hall Theatricals (upside down)

Mrs Holley
2 Lock Street
(Thanks to puzzlemaster on Flickr for the translation)

Child in Costume
Child in Costume (reverse)

(Note this one is imprinted "Communication")

Girl in costume
Child in Costume (reverse)

(Note this one is imprinted "Correspondence")

Child in Costume
Girl in costume
In costume

Here they are again, all together for comparison.

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  1. What a wonderful find these are! Not your usual country costume posed cards. These are charming.

    1. Thanks Tattered and Lost. I had never seen any of this tradition so it was quite a revelation when I discovered what they were. I was glad I picked up all three. They don't seem to be connected except for the subject matter.

  2. These are quite a treasure of a special genre, and now you have a new category! I would have mistaken them for oddly dressed pilgrims.
    Do we know the name of the hat? It probably has 16 letters, of which 8 are Y and G.

    1. Thanks Mike Brubaker. Right! I certainly will be watching for more of these. It looked much like Pilgrim dress to me too. I guessed them at first to be kids dressed for a school play about the Pilgrims. And you've given me an idea. I think I'll see if I can find the names of some of the garments.



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