Tuesday, February 10, 2009

10th Edition Smile for the Camera

The word prompt for the 10th Edition of Smile For The Camera is Costume. No, not as in Halloween. Costume as in dress in general; especially the distinctive style of dress of a people, class, or period. Show us that picture that you found with your family collection or purchased that shows the costumes of the rich to the not so rich, from the civil war to the psychedelic sixties.

These are my great grandparents, William Alexander & Mirenda Mills Blanton. I wish I knew more about this picture. It was in the possession of their daughter, Margie Ruth Blanton Thompson. The same picture appeared in an article written by Margie Ruth in 1985, and in the article she stated that the picture was taken in 1885. William and Mirenda married in December 1885, so I'm wondering if this might be their wedding picture.

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  1. Thanks for the interesting photo, Debbie. In my view, although it has a couple of features which might have dated from a little earlier, I think your portrait might well have been taken in 1885, as suggested. I f you check out the examples on this page from Roger Vaughan's excellent site, you will be able to see what I mean. The row of closely-spaced vertical buttons down the front is typical of the era.

    Regards, Brett

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