The event was the April 1961 50th wedding anniversary of Clara and David Marlor. Clara was daughter to Samuel and Emma Nation Blythe.
I think this image captures so much of the early 1960s: the clothing, the style, the ubiquitous folding chairs. Has there ever been a study of how such an uncomfortable design could take over the world?
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Tags: 1960s anniversary Blythe Marlor wedding
Any idea on the flag(s)?
Will on 5th August 2022 @ 7:03am
Looks so familiar. They could be my grandmas.
And women did this tortuous dressing to themselves. They could have rebelled and said I am not dressing like that. But the other women would have pursed up their mouths, rolled their eyes and gossiped about them as they sat holding their awkward china tea cup that you couldn't get your finger through the handle, and the coffee immediately turned cold.
With this last heat spell, I have thought of the pioneer women dressing in long heavy dresses, cooking over wood stoves and working in a garden.
Talk about self torture.
L.E. on 5th August 2022 @ 9:51am
Looks to me like they are having a nice time. Wow! no
torn up jeans? No shorts? Where did we lose the word “”class”?
Judy on 5th August 2022 @ 10:07am
I see some gloves. When I was in high school in the 1960's we still wore gloves for some occasions. From an article about the history of women wearing gloves....
"....In an era that was incredibly concerned with etiquette, even the simple act of wearing gloves came with a long list of “rules” that proper women were meant to follow. ......Gloves went out of style during most of the 1960s....."
High heels were fading away when I was in high school, but the older generation, especially secretaries, still wore high heels on the job. Some of them suffered permanent damage to their feet and achilles tendon because of it.
L.E. on 5th August 2022 @ 3:19pm