1940s street suit on Anita

1940s street suit on Anita
This entry is part 15 of 23 in the series Carondelet Historical Society Project

This smart wool skirt suit is from the 1940s and fit Anita perfectly. It was labeled only as “1942 street suit”. We shot these retro styled photos out in front of the studio, because the natural light was just so perfect!

Not everyone can wear golden yellow, but Anita pulled it off. I posed her in vintage nylon stockings, gloves, real pearls, and a 1940s hat that I found at the thrift shop next door.

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Jessica Kay Murray

Professional WordPress nerd. Lover of all things older than me. I am fascinated by early 1900s labor and feminist history, and have a sporadic addiction to reading nonfiction about those things on Archive.org. I scan old photographs and ephemera when I get really super bored. On Etsy I sell vintage clothing that I got as part of an interesting trade deal a few years ago.

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