Thursday, May 3, 2012

Boys in Dresses

Henry & Anna Fier pose with the oldest of their children Christie Jimmy & Addie. The boys dresses were likely made by my Great Grandma, a seamstress. c. 1898. Thousands of photographs from the mid and late 19th century show boys wearing dresses. This was done by doting mothers as they were the ones caring for small children. This convention sharply declined within a decade around the turn of the century.
Here's a layout of the family in 1914. (Christie, Addie & Jimmy are in the back row, 1st, 2nd and 4th as young men) Grandma probably made their suits then too! This is my 496th post. At post 500, I will select a winner for a nice giveaway. Any comments left until then is a chance to win! I appreciate your visits!

13 comments:

Amy said...

Wow...what cool heritage photos! I especially love the top one with the doily/lace!

Lydia said...

Love, the chipboard and the ruffled lace, what a wonderful tribute page!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

These are really fantastic heritage pages - sooo interesting!!! I love them!!!

Charlotte Brochu said...

How interesting! I didn't know that. Great that you have these photos to scrap and you've done a wonderful heritage layout with them!

Sharon said...

Such amazing heritage layouts, Cidy! Yes, boys did wear dresses in photos way back then!!!!! I am loving both of your beautiful and creative pages!

Chris Powell said...

Love heritage photos's and the LO sets it off beautifully
Chris

Debbie said...

Your title really caught my attention! Fabulous layouts and precious photos!

Shell said...

LUV those photos! How awesoem r they! U have scrapped them so nicely with the vintage colours u have used

Deeps said...

You have done justice to all these old heritage pictures. Very nice.

Jennifer said...

I always enjoy your heritage LO's! They are beautiful and really reflect the time. These photos are amazing! I never knew that boys wore dresses back then. Funny to think how tradition changes over time.

Connie said...

Love the old fashioned embellishments on the Boys in Dresses layout. Both are great heritage layouts.

Rita Barakat said...

LOL! The title of the first one caught my eye in an instant! Gorgeous pages Cindy! I love that you are able to stay true to the heritge era in your pictures!

MARILYN said...

Hi Cindy!! Love this Vintage page! these vintage photos are fabulous!!
Hugs! :)