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Dee Burris Blakley ([personal profile] dee_burris) wrote2013-01-08 12:21 pm

Sepia Saturday: Grandma in her bathing suit

This one has got to be one of my favorites...

I understand my grandmother made her suit herself.

She was always good with a needle.

Look at her monogram...

Doris Geneva Balding, early 1920s

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(Anonymous) 2013-01-09 10:59 am (UTC)(link)
It's all about the pose. She could sew it because they were made out of cotton - very water absorbent and increased in weight ten fold! Fine for the beach as long as you didn't go in the water very far. I think I like this better than the skimpy suit my teenage granddaughter wears.

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[identity profile] 2013-01-11 05:30 am (UTC)(link)
Happy New Year to you and yours Dee! Your grandmother was not only beautiful, but I see she had (as the kids say) 'mad skills" when it came to needle and thread. I love her pose and carefree smile. She is truly basking in the sunlight. Great photo indeed!

Bob Scotney

(Anonymous) 2013-01-11 09:55 am (UTC)(link)
My grandmas never looked like that. Grrat photo, Dee.

Grandma's photo

(Anonymous) 2013-01-11 05:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Your Grandmother was gorgeous and apparently very talented. The monogram looks very "today" or maybe that was an art deco kind of graphic? I love her attitude.

(Anonymous) 2013-01-12 04:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Love this! She looks so cute! I am curious about what she is holding in her hand.

Re: Bob Scotney

(Anonymous) 2013-01-12 04:47 pm (UTC)(link)
She is beautiful, and she looks so happy!

Kathy M.
Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy

[identity profile] 2013-01-12 09:35 pm (UTC)(link)
A cutie, she was. Great stockings too.

(Anonymous) 2013-01-13 05:10 am (UTC)(link)
What a great photo! Your grandmother was so pretty, and quite the seamstress too.

From Alan Burnett

(Anonymous) 2013-01-13 09:23 am (UTC)(link)
It is a fabulous photograph. That look, that expression - it is full to the brim with life.

(Anonymous) 2013-01-13 05:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow, what a seamstress she was! This is a great photo too! Karen S. from (21 Wits)

Stunning suit

(Anonymous) 2013-01-14 05:47 am (UTC)(link)
I love the old bathing suits. Back when they really were for taking dips and not swimming. I wonder if this suit, like so many, was made from wool. I've never been able to wrap my head around swimming in wool.

--Tattered and Lost

[identity profile] 2013-01-14 05:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Dee I thought I'd commented but perhaps not, unless it was anonymously! Sorry. Anyway I enjoyed this picture of your grandma in her swimsuit.


[identity profile] 2013-01-15 03:10 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm fascinated by the idea of wearing knee-high stockings with a swimsuit.
This is a fantastic photo! What a great pose too.


[identity profile] 2013-01-22 07:43 am (UTC)(link)
Never saw mine in a bathing suit,
but yours did it flawlessly.