I'm always on the hunt for vintage children's photos from the early turn of the century and Victorian days. The precious memory cards are scattered here and there. They're usually stashed in a shoe box filled with other old photographs.
When I see the old photos I can't help but think about this...
Just imagine the mother's joy every time she gazed at these pictures. She would have made the pretty dresses either by hand or on her sewing machine. After she finished the dress she would plan a trip into town to the general store or department store to select a satin ribbon for the bow. Before picture day arrived she would wash and iron the linen dresses and slips she had made with her loving hands. Darn the white, black tights, maybe. Polish the little black buckled shoes. Picture day finally arrives and the curling iron is warming. She hopes for no rain. Dad gets the horses ready. The buggy is ready and waiting. It might be a long trip to the photographer. Mom is keeping a steady eye on the children to make sure they don't soil their clean clothes during the ride.
The special day has finally arrived.
The pictures capture the memories...
Enjoy caring and sharing July days.