Today's Sepia Saturday Suggestion has a group of girls gathered in what is apparently a dormitory bedroom, with posters and pennants on the wall. I looked through LOST GALLERY for things involving beds and came up with a few of sleeping people, a few half dressed people and a few of just an empty bedroom. There was one video I made some years back in an attempt to describe the stages and reasons for a bit of enhancement to old photographs. I'll include that at the end of the page, just for fun.
But what really caught my eye in the Sepia Saturday Suggestion today was that each of the girls in the photograph has a bow in her hair. A BIG bow.
It was a very popular fashion for a long period. LOST GALLERY has a collection of photographs featuring BIG BOWS.
So today, for Sepia Saturday, let's look at a few of those portraits with a big bow.
I wish sincerely that the snapshot on the right and the RPPC on the left could be the of same girl. It would be only the second time I have found photographs of the same people in different places.
It’s not the same girl, however. The two photographs were found only about 160 miles apart. The RPPC portrait is from Nacogdoches, Texas. The 2.25 X 3.25 snapshot was found in West Monroe, Louisiana.
According to Playle’s invaluable examples, the RPPC could be little later than 1918 and probably earlier. The snapshot at best guess is from around 1925-1930.
The pose and attitude and the bow in the hair seem the same though. It was enough to make me get them together for comparison.
Now, are they related? Meh. Perhaps.
Now, as promised, here is a video made for the purpose of demonstrating the details revealed by a little enhancement of an old snapshot.
No bows, but there certainly is a bed.
Okay loop on back to the Sepia Saturday home page to find more beds and bows and pictures and pennants and such.
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