Sunday, April 25, 2010

July 1954

Do you have photos like these in your family albums? This was taken by a street photographer. On the back of the photo, which is a reprint, my Aunt Ruth has written:
"Tolem Photos, 867 Granville St, Van. 2"
I Googled the name, but could find nothing. I don't know if she meant "Totem" but couldn't find anything for that name either.
Anyhow, this is my elegant Grandma, Alma May Williams, striding along the street with a very purposeful but tired look. I love how women used to dress; hat, suit, gloves! Oh how I wish we still dressed this way when we went out. I wonder why she was alone; where was her large family? Where was she going? She was 46 in this photo.


Elaine said...

I wish we did dress more like years ago. We have turned into slacks, bluejeans and tea shirts ..only wear a dress or skirt to wedding,funerals or church.

Where did our fashion savy go?

Jacqueline said...

Hi Loretta!
I will need to come back tonight and look through all your posts I've missed!
Have you been tweeting? I'm still trying to figure out why I'm even tweeting! May give away is "Groovy Girls" hope you come visit and join the give away in May!

Banazir said...

I hope you don't mind a complete stranger dropping in. The photograph was, indeed, taken by Totem Photo on Granville St. I have a similar photo from about ten years later. I don't recall how long they were in business. My favourite family photos were taken by street photographers.