Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Parasol Girls

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"Parasol Girls." Digital image. Undated. Original photograph privately held by [NAME AND ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Benton Co., Washington. 2010.

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Amanda (the librarian) said...

Love it! Gonna have to start scouring the local antique stores for a parasol like that!

Nolichucky Roots said...

Fabulous photo!

But I'm so curious about the location. Are they in the basement-to-be of a new home or is this the furrow of all furrows?

Pat said...

Oh, how cute! I love the dresses...looks like the 1930s.

Mary said...

what a charming photo! do you know the identity of the 2 girls?

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Thank you for the comments!

Unfortunately, I really don't know who the "Parasol Girls" are, but my guess is that they are/were sisters of my grandmother, Reba (Dunn) Swanay. The photo is from a family album of hers, and sadly, most of the photos are not labeled, and everyone who would recognize them is gone. It was probably taken in the early 1920s, as that is when the few dated photos in the album were taken.

I also don't know where the girls are standing... probably somewhere in Greene Co., TN. Nolichucky Roots, it could have been the basement-to-be of a new home; I hadn't thought of that, but it's a terrific guess! Hopefully not just a hole in the ground where the girls are hanging out!

Amanda, I'll look forward to seeing a picture of your parasol, when you find one!

readerbuzz said...

Beautiful picture. Wish you could figure out more about the photo.

Here's mine:

Nancy said...

I was going to ask you to tell more about the lovely ladies but I see from you comment that you don't know. They are just beautiful - and they look like they are thoroughly enjoying themselves. What a great pose!

Nolichucky Roots said...

I found some mystery women from Greene County that I think look a bit like yours - not sure what possessed me but your Girls kept speaking to me. See what you think.