Saturday, December 7, 2013

Sepia Saturday - Aprons and Bib Overalls

The Sepia Saturday Suggestion this week is a photograph of a couple women wearing aprons.

LOST GALLERY had only a few snapshots that included an apron, although some are quite interesting.

So, why don't we include some of the photographs that show bib-overalls. They are a bit like an apron, aren't they?


Tinted print
The employees

Woman In Costume
Keep off
Woman In Costume

1957 est. Undated Cooking photostamped 11
Three in Germany
Woman at the fence


And now, continuing on with some more bib overalls.

A funny thing happened
Two guys

Young Couple
Ten kids in front of school house
Group - girl with camera


Yeah, I wondered about that too.

It's not the same guys. It's not even the same sort of overalls.

Child and Chickens
Martin Springs, Texas
Sherry wasn't much interested in boys
Clancy was just not her type.

Man with overalls
Family of five
Boy, bib overalls, car

A Kid, a Hat, a Mission

I'm outa here for this week. Don't forget to go back to the Sepia Saturday home page for more adventures in aprons.

The most popular photographs most popular, Family Group, An album of the most requested photographs in the Lost Gallery.

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Don't take my picture! Oh! You DID didn't you! completely unaware of the photographer This is a collection of photographs that disappear on the way home from the photo processing shop.

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THE KIDS Lesson one. It is always a mystery how a photograph of any of these precious children could end up lost or abandoned. Here are a few. You will probably say "Ooh..." at least once.

Dee and the Business School Dee and the Business School
The beautiful Dee. A curious story; What do you see?

Neiffel and Helvetica Typehigh

"What are they doing?"


  1. Gosh these are all first rate. The first boy is a lost treasure and the school children group is priceless.
    In fact all of them (except for the one from Germany) positively glow with the spirit of the American heartland.

    1. Thanks Mike Brubaker. Yes, they do. And you are right. The first one is an absolute treasure.

  2. Ah, I should have guessed that you would have a great collection of such shots.

    1. Thanks Alan Burnett. There weren't as many as I thought I had. But these are pretty interesting.

  3. Great stuff - funny, it seems like today no one would put up with being photographed in an apron! But back then it was nothing to be ashamed of.

    1. Thanks Sean Bentley. I know exactly what you mean. I spent several years as a traveling supervisor for a restaurant chain. I thought nothing of donning a big apron over my dress shirt and tie to help out in a kitchen during a rush. But, I was often the subject of photographs and kidding. There is an odd stigma to aprons now. As you say, in older times it was just part of the day.



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