Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring Fashion



Today's picture shows a glimpse of Spring Fashion for the year 1921. Like most of the pictures this week, the dress is overly complicated. Also, I do not understand the stick . . . has anyone ever seen a stick like that as a woman's fashion statement? Was this the new Sheep Herders look?

12 comments:

  1. Wow! What an outfit!
    Looks like a pool cue to me too.

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  2. It's about the right size to be a pool cue but it looks like the narrower part of the stick is down. No one would purposely have the tip resting on the floor like that. At least that hat is functional.

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  3. I tend to think it is not a pool cue for two reasons. First, there is a metal(gold?) tip she is holding on to and I have never seen a weighted pool cue.

    Second, after my mother passed we were going through her things and found a slightly shorter, thicker stick similar to this one with a smaller but longer golden tip on the thicker end and a rather worn but still intact tip of a very hard, dark wood on the other end.

    I never saw her use it but I suspect that it might have been used by my grandmother based on the period. Having said all that, I somehow cannot believe a lady would use a stick like this for a fashon accessory, but the ways of fashon have resulted in really strange affectations for women to wear.

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  4. The stick was used to beat up on all the guys chasing her.

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  5. Maybe she is blind and that is her white cane.

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  6. Women have used walking sticks as a fashion accessory in the past. In the Edwardian Era as well as in the 1920's.

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  7. i find the outfit fascinating.
    -a student...

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