I originally created this post back in August of 2013, but I wanted to re-post it today as I have been thinking about these great family photos again lately. I imagine most of you haven't actually seen this post as I had only just started blogging back in summer 2013! So, without further ado....
I really wish there were more deserted piles of old photos at my parents house. My grandparents and aunts and uncles still have most of them. I like old photographs to begin with, whether Victorian tin types or 50's family snaps. When my paternal grandmother (Nana Doris to me) passed away in 2011 my cousin uploaded several old photos of her into a tribute album on facebook and I was fascinated to see a glamorous side of my grandmother that I had never seen before.
Above is her graduation photo, circa 1947 and look at those perfect thin eyebrows! I obviously had never known my grandmother as a young woman, and she never spoke about her youth, but these photos show she was quite the fashionista in her time!
|A great peasant blouse and skirt combo with heels!|
|Classic 40's hair and string of pearls|
|Marrying my grandfather :)|
She had joined the service as a young woman, most likely to get out of South Dakota and who could blame her for that! Here she is in the bottom left hand corner of this poster representing women in the armed forces!
|Her name is in the bottom right, Doris Motl (later Esposito)|
|In uniform with cute hair and her jaunty cap|
|With my grandpa and aunt in the world's best dress, seriously how amazing is this dress?!|
|Looking glam in a warm coat and skirt with trim|
|The day of my aunts confirmation in a wool 50's dress, layered pearl necklace and great black pumps! So stylish!|
I hope you found a little style inspiration from these great photos as I did, thanks for looking at some of my family history with me!