Modeling a 1930s Gown

Modeling a 1930s Gown
This entry is part 22 of 23 in the series Carondelet Historical Society Project

Isn’t this a cute gown with a little overcoat? I think it’s from the 1930s. The blue in the sheer overjacket really pops with a little bit of a Kodachrome effect.

Emily, my model for the day, already had naturally curly Shirley Temple hair, so didn’t need any retro hair styling at all. We followed an illustration and did her eyes and lips to look like 1930s makeup. I love Emily’s diverse expressions and poses. She is not a professional model, just a normal girl with a natural 1930s look! These studio pictures were simple and cute.

What a fun retro shoot!

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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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