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May 15, 2010 at 5:21 pm
nice shoes on the left.
May 15, 2010 at 5:22 pm
Ohhh Cool pic.! She's beautiful.
May 15, 2010 at 5:27 pm
May 15, 2010 at 5:28 pm
this photo is the best one so far in this series. the smiles are the ultimate style…
Elliot - BW
Your gran looks like the most amazing rockabilly type rebel. What a cool lady. Cooler than any of the people believing that they're cool now, and she did it 70 years ago!
May 15, 2010 at 5:29 pm
Ho-ho! That's a grandma! I like her shoes. THe other woman is wearing sandals with socks, i like that.
May 15, 2010 at 5:36 pm
Love this pic!
Lulu de londres
May 15, 2010 at 5:52 pm
Love the name of the place as much as your grandma look. They say that pictures worth thousands word and vintage pictures seems are incredible for that.Thx for sharing this pic with us ;-))http://www.luludelondres.co.uk
May 15, 2010 at 5:56 pm
amazing! strong, stylish and beautiful.
May 15, 2010 at 6:03 pm
wow! what a wonderful photo! it really makes me want to know more about them…
May 15, 2010 at 6:11 pm
Exactly the sort of women I have huge respect for.
May 15, 2010 at 6:17 pm
perfect shot! Lots going on here, stories to be told.
May 15, 2010 at 6:27 pm
I love this one, it is my favorite so far from the vintage photos, her attitude, her look, it makes me want to know her more. Great picture.
May 15, 2010 at 6:28 pm
I love this photo! Her expression and body language says a lot. And she is gorgeous too. I love all their outfits and hair styles too.
'47 Ranch Dressing
May 15, 2010 at 6:33 pm
LOIS! Get on with your bad self! I love this photo! Bet she could cut a rug, too!
I love the drape of Dude's socks too.
Makes you wonder if (or how) the three of them knew each other, doesn't it?
Thanks so much for sharing Lois with us!
May 15, 2010 at 6:34 pm
I absolutely adore this picture!!! And you're grandma wow, simply stunning…Vintage photos are the best!xoxo
May 15, 2010 at 6:39 pm
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May 15, 2010 at 6:52 pm
wow!how stylish is that woman?!! i'd wear that in a heartbeat. lovely and inspiring!
May 15, 2010 at 6:53 pm
.. BEAUTIFUL !!! :)
May 15, 2010 at 7:02 pm
you have posted a lot of great vintage photos but this one for me takes the cake so AMAZING!
wow, wow, wow. i love the woman on the left.amazing style, and i love the bowling like shoes!x
May 15, 2010 at 7:20 pm
i LOVE her. the foot on the bench, the shoes, the top, the half-smile pout, the cigarette. brrrrilliant. othe other lady is very pretty too, nice legs.
and the man sitting next to her looks hilarious! :D
i'm very much liking these vintage pictures, mr sartorialist.
May 15, 2010 at 7:29 pm
Wowza, sassy is right! Great photo. The pose, the crooked smile, the two-tone shoes, the haltered crop top, the man pants. She does indeed look like a sharp woman who speaks her mind. The sign behind them is great too (Giant Killers??)
May 15, 2010 at 7:30 pm
I love the way women sit on the left, is a picture that reaffirms the glamor and knowledge of the period clothing
May 15, 2010 at 7:33 pm
what a badass.ca
May 15, 2010 at 7:43 pm
Oh my God, that face. Hot hot hot.
May 15, 2010 at 7:56 pm
gorgeous photo. I'm lost for words.. just lovely :)
May 15, 2010 at 8:26 pm
uh, love!!!! each person has such character. of course we know the grama on the left is sassy but how sexy is the glower of the woman on the right?! the man looks like he's lost. in a good way.
May 15, 2010 at 8:35 pm
Yakima calls itself the Palm Springs of Washington. Go, 509ers!
May 15, 2010 at 8:37 pm
Your grandma remind me my mother…I miss her. Thank you for this.
May 15, 2010 at 8:44 pm
This is the sort of shot you'd think was done posed, by a professional photographer trying to make a point. It's all the more fantastic because it isn't: this is real! Congratulations on having the sassiest Grandma on the Sart. :-)
May 15, 2010 at 8:50 pm
They're so modern it could be today. Beautiful looking people and I love the signs in the background.
The Totally Vain Lorraine!
May 15, 2010 at 8:58 pm
Wow, your grandmother's hot. And she's got such sense of style. Though the woman on the right is more of my "style sister".
May 15, 2010 at 9:01 pm
Oh I wish I knew the relationship between all 3. Love this photo, especially lois' style…amazing.
May 15, 2010 at 9:16 pm
So, what does "Grandma Lois" and her friend have in mind for soldier boy? I know, I know it's your grandma I'm talking about but he looks a bit clueless here and she and friend so knowing.
Love, love, love this picture.
May 15, 2010 at 9:20 pm
This is so awesome! I wonder if a photo taken today will look so cool in 70 years…
May 15, 2010 at 9:30 pm
What are giant killers and why are they on the menu? fantastic picture.
May 15, 2010 at 10:21 pm
love this photo!! The confidence of the women, so sexy!
and I mean come on. 20 cent pints?!
May 15, 2010 at 11:17 pm
Love these old photos! Just gorgeous.
That Lois looks like a real pistol! The other woman is a terrific character, too. I wonder what the man is thinking? I'm not sure he's noticing…though behind the shades it's hard to know. It was also quite a difficult time for everyone. Great photograph (as were the ones of Alexa's grandparents…I can never help but think…oh man, no matter how bad people thought things were going to be, it was so much worse than they could have imagined.)
May 15, 2010 at 11:31 pm
Awesome photo, that's some serious attitude from all three of them!
That's the best so far!!! Rebel youth!!!! and Yakima!!!
That's the best so far, I agree!!!
rebel youth!!! in Yakima even!!!
May 16, 2010 at 12:26 am
I'm born & raised in Yakima, very surprised to see such a great inspiration from this not so fashion forward town!
May 16, 2010 at 12:39 am
Great photo. My grandmother was another smart and stylish Lois, and I named my daughter after her.
May 16, 2010 at 1:08 am
OMG! I LOVE this photo. Something about the contrast between the sassy chica, military dude, and the miss lady at the other end make this such an interesting photo. I also, LOVE what miss sassy is wearing.
Call me Viola
May 16, 2010 at 1:19 am
I love old photos like these … I always wonder who they were, why they were there, why they chose to wear those particular shoes that day … everything :)
May 16, 2010 at 1:34 am
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May 16, 2010 at 1:51 am
this is freaking fabulous.
May 16, 2010 at 1:52 am
My mother called saddle shoes "rock n roll" shoes. Either way, they're awesome, and Lois looks like I gal I'd want to have fun with.
May 16, 2010 at 1:57 am
What a woman! I wish I had half the beauty and confidence that she exudes in this photo! Not to mention those shoes! I think I might have to buy a pair of saddle shoes for the fall! Thanks for sharing, Sart!
May 16, 2010 at 2:05 am
Lois and her brother! They have the same nose and mouth and attitude.
May 16, 2010 at 2:45 am
i would have loved to see photos of my grandmother at that age.
yours had the perfect attitude to go with her style.
May 16, 2010 at 2:54 am
Love the shoes and the whole outfit of the woman on the left.The 40s in my opinion had the best fashion of all time. And this stylish lady is the proof.Sacramento from Andaluc
Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl
May 16, 2010 at 3:10 am
Wow, such an attitude in one shot!!!
May 16, 2010 at 3:15 am
Your grandma's way past sassy and well into cool as hell. Thanks for sharing the photo!
May 16, 2010 at 4:18 am
Stunning picture. Each of subjects could be a separate portrait – (frame them and see)- yet they form a beautiful group. The vintage series is brilliant.
May 16, 2010 at 5:11 am
This photo reminds me of Catch 22 or a Hemingway novel
May 16, 2010 at 5:27 am
They looks amazing, relaxed but still elegant
May 16, 2010 at 6:02 am
i love it
May 16, 2010 at 6:08 am
Really nice picture! And a really nice blogg you got! :-) People in fantastic clothes!Keep up the good work!
May 16, 2010 at 6:26 am
"Lois was pleased with her sassy new shoes and cigarette- She had visions of a talented sassy grandson who would take photos of sassy, sophisticated people -all in her brilliant future."pve
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May 16, 2010 at 6:29 am
May 16, 2010 at 7:21 am
what a wonderful shot. i love the looks on their faces!X
May 16, 2010 at 8:34 am
I think this is one of the best photos of this contest, it's really great. The way Lois poses is very cool, she seems like you can't surprise her, like she knows it all. Tough woman with great clothes!
May 16, 2010 at 8:37 am
This is a great photograph.Whites really pop these women off the page. The composition, contrast, background, women's eye contact with camera, and the soldier somewhere else… far-away look, nearly blending into the wall. Fabulous contrasts in presence, (and absence-of, which is just as telling.)Clearly, Lois owns this shot!
May 16, 2010 at 10:46 am
I love the women om the left, her attitude chills me! Want to frame this photograph and put it where everyone can see it!
May 16, 2010 at 11:06 am
best vintage photo of the lot so far, and great sign for the summery weather
Cloud of Secrets
May 16, 2010 at 11:38 am
This is a really fun picture — I want to know more about them all. Especially confident, striking Lois, of course. I also want to know what kind of man won her, so she'd be a grandma someday. :-)
May 16, 2010 at 12:05 pm
Oh how sassy! I love this :)
These old pictures are really inspiring me. All these women are beautiful because their spunk shows through their clothes and their faces and their posture. Even the woman on the right, much more demure, looks like she owns herself, by the look in her eye. So beautiful!
May 16, 2010 at 12:10 pm
Sart, Lois and whoever's grandmother she is….this is THE winner for me. just amazing. the style, the nonchalance, the composition, the clothes, the background, the expressions! even the nuance of light….all are excellent. this is a photo befitting of the sartorialist blog.
DEREK IS A DEMOCRAT
May 16, 2010 at 12:17 pm
I had to laugh, my Grandmother Lois was a sassy number herself. Your Lois actually is more "Saucy" to me. Now, I'm gonna have to go find a pic of her and send it in!
May 16, 2010 at 12:50 pm
wow–I grew up in Yakima! I am going to send this to my parents they are probably around the same age.
May 16, 2010 at 1:42 pm
Oh wow…this is so inspiring! I love the whole photograph, and especially Lois. And wooo Yakima! Washington is beautiful.
May 16, 2010 at 4:18 pm
What I find amazing is that the fashion those two women are wearing is back in now!! Underwear as outter wear, socks and sandals. And that man is a little looker too.
May 16, 2010 at 4:20 pm
I love the fact that fashion goes through cycles, everything those two glamourous ladies are wearing is back in now. Brogues, underwear as outterwear, socks and sandals. AMAZING! And that man with his aviators is bit of a looker..
May 16, 2010 at 4:35 pm
Gorgeus women, nice style!
May 16, 2010 at 4:52 pm
Pardon me for being so 2006, but your grandma Lois held the fiercest pose I've ever seen.
May 16, 2010 at 6:28 pm
I am from a town 30mi north called Ellensburg. Who ever knew that the "palm springs of Washington" could have such cool folks. Too bad its full of despair now a days.
May 16, 2010 at 6:35 pm
Well the sign might say eatmore, but those slim folks seem to know their limit. What a stylish bunch, and each with such a distinct personality conveyed. Wonderful photo!
May 16, 2010 at 7:09 pm
LOVE THIS! Thanks for sharing it with us.
May 16, 2010 at 8:15 pm
love this one.
May 16, 2010 at 9:19 pm
now that is SASS, love it!
May 16, 2010 at 9:33 pm
What an amazing photograph…so much cool in one picture.LOVE!
May 16, 2010 at 10:19 pm
i love this photo!!!
May 16, 2010 at 10:56 pm
May 16, 2010 at 11:29 pm
Damn. What a badass. I want to be like her.
May 17, 2010 at 12:04 am
I've had to revisit this photo. It's a masterpiece.Look at the dynamics created by all three left legs at same angle. I would love to see a modern fashion photo pay homage to this shot.
May 17, 2010 at 1:38 am
I love this photo! I'm also a Washingtonian and I can say that your Grandma was anything but typical of a woman from Yakima in her generation. Looking at her photo makes me wish I'd met her and that maybe we'd sat on the front porch with some beer and smokes telling stories.
May 17, 2010 at 2:52 am
I absolutely adore Grandma Lois' attitude. Pre-Rock n' roll swagger at its best!
May 17, 2010 at 4:35 am
these people are ahead of their time
May 17, 2010 at 4:43 am
Her attitude is her outfit. Way too cool. Waaay too cool.
May 17, 2010 at 5:04 am
Granny Lois had moxy! Adore this pic
May 17, 2010 at 5:30 am
This picture is fantastic in SO many ways! I absolutely adore the contrast of the somewhat feminine body language of the soldier (crossed legs, hands in lap, looking off in the distance) to Lois, who sits with a strong, open and masculine position, staring the camera right through the lens… and to top it off- the smirk! what a shot! x
May 17, 2010 at 10:00 am
this is by far my favourite vintage photo posted until now. it is so cool how the woman on the left is sitting. that attitude in those days must have really made her special.
May 17, 2010 at 11:17 am
must say i love this pic. you rarely see these attitudes and expressions in the olden times! brilliant from start to finish.
May 17, 2010 at 12:26 pm
I love this photo. The lady on the left – fantastic!
May 17, 2010 at 12:34 pm
Doesn't the woman on the left resemble the model Kim Noorda? She is so stunning that I thought I would point it out :D
May 17, 2010 at 12:43 pm
that sass! she just oozes a confident classy sexuality. beautiful! and the other two in the picture just complete it–I love to know about all of them
May 17, 2010 at 4:09 pm
that is one sassy lady!
May 17, 2010 at 6:35 pm
One of the most remarkable things about this photograph is that the man she is sitting next to seems to be of Asian descent. As well as looking so stylish, she seems utterly at ease, one leg up, a cigarette in hand, her lips a half-snarl, next to the uniformed Asian man. To put it into context, in 1940s in Washington, California, and all along the West Coast, Asians and Asian Americans were NOT a welcome part of the greater society: the war heralded an ever-narrowing of civil liberties for Asian Americans, culminating in curfews and the dislocation of Japanese and Japanese Americans into Internment Camps. The Chinese fared no better; the Chinese Exclusion Act was not repealed until the early 1940s.
To me, she appears to be a cultural iconoclast, not just a sartorial one. What a woman!
May 17, 2010 at 11:06 pm
oooh… saddle shoes… now i want a pair.
May 18, 2010 at 6:05 am
Lois and friends are ace. More ace than a novel full of words could describe.
May 18, 2010 at 7:15 am
These are the coolest kids I've seen in years! How did Lois get away with a cropped top back then? She is gorgeousness!
May 18, 2010 at 1:59 pm
your grandma is officially the trendiest grandma out there!
D e g a i n e
May 18, 2010 at 6:17 pm
Your Grandmother is the coolest woman of the 20th century – no doubt.
May 18, 2010 at 6:47 pm
It's seeing pics like this that makes you think there were no colours in the old days. I can't imagine how this would've looked like in colour… And I saw this pic at just the perfect moment, had Benny Goodman's Sing Sing Sing playing in the background. I can picture your grandma getting all groovey to that tune, caring bout nothin else than having a blast! She looks
May 18, 2010 at 9:19 pm
Love her love her! Beautiful!
May 19, 2010 at 3:43 am
Such an awesome photo. Makes me really wish I knew Grandma Lois. She's just so damn cool!And I love the two girls' expressions, especially while the guy in the middle just looks so dazed. Looks like they're planning something, haha. xD
May 19, 2010 at 10:29 am
Just love this photo. The attitudes are amazing. It almost seems like this had to be staged, but it probably wasn't, which makes it fabulous :-).
May 19, 2010 at 11:52 am
well, things definitely were better those days.i barely see people that are obviously interested in fashion and don't look costumed. this is grace.
May 19, 2010 at 1:18 pm
grandama Lois looks like a badass. fabulous pic!
May 19, 2010 at 1:56 pm
Looks like Garance.
May 19, 2010 at 2:40 pm
This picture is great!
May 19, 2010 at 4:01 pm
She is sharing a sly secret with the camera-I like the lass on the right too, and feel sorry for the gent in the middle wedged b/w those strong female forces!
May 19, 2010 at 9:44 pm
My Mom grew up in yakima. She had 8 brothers and sisters about this age, so I bet they know these folks or did. She was a few years behind this photo but it just shows the era – love the attitudes as well.
May 20, 2010 at 1:59 am
I love this whole shot! The saddle shoes and the whole funky androgynous look..love.
May 21, 2010 at 11:33 am
the pictures of your grandmother are amazing. They make me nastolgic and anxious at the same time. Simple beauty and everything else a woman should be captured in what was a probably a basic shot enjoying the moment. Please keep them coming.
May 21, 2010 at 4:11 pm
Oh my goodness I had a grandma Lois, not quite in Yakima but nearby in Wenatchee! And yes I have similar photos with her and men in uniform (most notably future grandpa but also her schoolmates who were preparing to go off to war). This has inspired me to dig some up!
May 21, 2010 at 6:13 pm
Grandma Lois gets my vote!!!A superb photo. In all honesty, until I read the previous posts I hadn't even noticed the other people in the shot. Lois steals it!
May 21, 2010 at 7:11 pm
I love how the two women look as if they are sharing a wicked secret or joke and the gentlemen looks like whatever they said went over his head. Great picture.
May 21, 2010 at 8:00 pm
Whooweee, does this photo have a story to tell or what? Loaded with swagger too, just fantastic.
May 22, 2010 at 12:36 am
screw typical historical pictures. these homemade shots really give a better impression of the times. they're old, yet touched with such an unstaged sincerity that makes the emotions they convey timeless.
May 23, 2010 at 1:07 am
Such a great photo. Three people with great style and personality. Thanks for sharing that.Michael
May 23, 2010 at 12:53 pm
LOVED her two tone shoessss
May 23, 2010 at 10:43 pm
I love this photo.
May 24, 2010 at 9:29 am
That shot should be in a magazine – so much attitude!
May 24, 2010 at 4:19 pm
i love the attitude of your grandma! she looks so good!
May 24, 2010 at 7:18 pm
WOW!!!! I'm so excited.
I just found out this was posted… This is the photograph of my grandma. Thank you all for such lovely comments.
Grandma was pretty much awesome. Back then Papa was a bomber in the service, shot down, and held as a POW in a German camp in WWII. Even though no one knew what happened to him, she 'just knew' he was alive and would come back to her. He was, and he came home to the love of his life. They have an amazing love story any life story.
Grandma was incredibly stylish and sassy her whole life. She loved style and wasn't afraid of trends. She never cared what people thought of her. If she loved it she wore it, or said it, or did it… she was crazy cool.
And can I plug myself? Maybe. I have a quiet little style blog here in Portland Oregon. Stop by and say hello! http://urbanweeds.blogspot.com
And a super big thank you to Mr. Scott Schuman for posting! Amazing blog. Huge inspiration to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
May 25, 2010 at 11:05 am
love this. so much.
May 25, 2010 at 12:27 pm
Haha, i love these kind of photo
May 25, 2010 at 7:39 pm
I live real close to Yakima. Just brings the picture more to life for me :)
May 30, 2010 at 8:57 am
This woman has officially made Yakima cool..at that time. But Yakima now is very much not so. Just a small agricultural town in Washington state where the youth flee to Seattle with a dream of hipster-dom.
June 1, 2010 at 7:46 am
This photograph delights me to no end. These two women look like they're about to eat this clueless captain for lunch. The image flies in the face of the 1950s convention of Good Girls and Bad Boys. Clearly the tables are turned here. Fabulous.
June 2, 2010 at 11:46 am
She is beautiful – wish I lived, then, sometimes :)
June 9, 2010 at 12:52 pm
What a badass.
June 13, 2010 at 6:00 pm
I love this photo.
I'm from the Yakima area and have a multitude of black and whites of my grandparents in the Pacific Northwest. It seems the class and sass were very much alive in 1940's fashion.
June 23, 2010 at 9:04 am
Great photo! Love the faces and poses, love the 40s. Cool shoes.
July 3, 2010 at 5:11 am
i want to be wearing her outfit right now! she has such steeze! man!
August 16, 2010 at 7:26 pm
holy moses she is the coolest lady i have ever seen.
September 8, 2010 at 9:05 am
She must have been one independent rebel :)
August 7, 2011 at 12:12 pm
Now that is amazing. Real people in a vintage picture.
August 7, 2011 at 12:17 pm
I love that guys sunglasses.
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March 24, 2012 at 8:31 am
Every think is ok in picture,Style also different rather other pictures …Very nice shoes and looking great
May 12, 2012 at 1:10 am
I love this. I have a grandma Lois too!
April 26, 2013 at 12:04 pm
I love everything about Lois!
Her look, body language and the way she stares at the camera, so self confident and outrageous!
I wish she was my grandma.