Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Hats and shoes.............
Following the theme of the past I will share the different members of my family covering their heads or maybe their feet. My grandmother Mabel Wheeler Brown Brooks is posing for her picture in her wedding dress and hat. It is the year 1913. I actually have both items stored in a box in my upstairs room.
Out at my great grandpa Wheeler's farm stands four women with great fashion. My mom has the fur coat and hat with fashionable shoes. Her younger first cousin Eva Wheeler White is not so dressed up with her stockings and everyday shoes. The woman hiding in back is Leila Wheeler Witt. A friend of my mom's on the right wears a stylish hat and sensible shoes. I don't think that is a feather in her hat but some part of a background post or tree. I am guess the time period is the late 1930's.
My mom steps out in her fashions of the past with the stripes on her dress and also on her socks. The shoes are partially hidden but her hat is clearly in sight. My uncle Marvin with his wife stand behind her with his straw hat. The two children are half cousins to my mom. I also believe this was taken in the 1930's.
Practical shoes for a teacher of a country school are shown with the children of the school. It is out on the prairie with parents in the background looking on at the camera. My mom taught school from 1938 to 1940's.
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