Earlier in the blog I talked about my mom in the 1920'sand talked a bit about the flapper era. I mentioned the clothing styles they wore. In one of my internet groups we discussed how women rarely wore slacks of any kind when I was younger. They wore dresses even at home and to work around the house.
Yesterday I was going through the online newspaper archives of my home town, looking for items about my ancestors and extended family, and I read some very interesting stories about other people. Plus I saw these clothing ads in the 1921 papers. I thought you might enjoy them as much as I did.
This first one is showing a HOUSEDRESS. There is a good description below the picture that you will want to read. "They come back from their tubbings fresh and crisp." I never thought about my laundry as 'tubbings'. I wonder what colors this dress came in. I love gingham, and assume the plain yoke, sleeve edges and belt were blue chambray. I think it is rather cute myself. I think I want mine in pink gingham w/light blue chambray.
The second ad shows several styles of 1921 coats. Nice price as well, but I think it might have been a little costly in those days. Price is always relevant to the times. Check out those hats too! I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures. They are old photos taken of the old newspapers and then digitized so many of them did not turn out well.
I love the name of that store, too. See? They even changed spelling way back then. I know some people gripe today because signs do not spell words "properly", such as drive-thru instead of drive through. There was a pool hall in this same town called The PlaMor. They wanted you to come in and 'play more'. "Kash Savin Stor", might be a good name for one of the discount stores today, don't you think?
(spell checker is having a hard time with those 'misspelled' words.)