Thursday, 12 March 2009

1952

Busy, busy, busy day ahead today, so just thought I'd download a funny family photograph. Perhaps taken in October 1952 - don't be fooled by the winter coats, we're talking Scotland here!

It must have been a real treat for women to have the luxury of fabric to be frivolous with, after the restraints of wartime and clothes coupons. Big cuffs and full skirts couldn't have been contemplated just a few years previously. And don't you just love the little girl looking in the shop window in the background!

In the foreground we have Boudicca, fearsome warrior leader of the Iceni tribe, gripping her chariot.

Are my eyes narrowed in steely determination, or did mummy just tie my bonnet too tight?!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

My money's on the bonnet strings! Great photo.
Anne

Sixsisters said...

Great blog and photo

julielea said...

I love your curls..you still got them? I used to screw my eyes up in photos too. I blame the 'make sure the sun is behind the camera' age of photography... it's a wonder we've got any retinas left! Hey! Thanks for putting my pic on youe Etsy Friday show, that was such a lovely surprise!

thewildhare said...

I am thinking that it is the bonnet too. You look VERY determined - wonder if you were getting ready to make your wishes known!

Great photo, Chris!

Myfanwy said...

Were the troups rallying? Boudicca is a little further north than I would have expected.

Chrissie said...

Oh picky-picky Myfanwy! Just a day-trip from East Anglia!
Julie - YW, didn't know which to choose!
Kim, Six, Anne - thank you!