Sunday, July 17, 2011

Vintage Photos

This picture is my grandmother’s friend Joy
arriving at the Canoe Lake Station in 1948.
— Paige

If you missed my initial post, here are the instructions again.

- The subject line of the email should read “Vintage Photo”

- The photos will only be posted here on the blog, so the file size can be very small (no bigger than 700kb). I DO NOT need hi-res images, they take too long to download.

- Writing a little something about the image you send will make your entry much more interesting for all of us.

- Email your photos to:


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  1. Anonymous

    July 17, 2011 at 9:10 am

    That's amazing. I love it! Why don't I have such stylish relatives?

  2. jolanda

    July 17, 2011 at 9:25 am

    beautiful! wunderschön ! so modern !

  3. BaronessVonVintage

    July 17, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Just pure effortless vintage glamour!

  4. Liz

    July 17, 2011 at 9:29 am

  5. marije

    July 17, 2011 at 9:33 am

    love your vintage family/friends ! looking fabulous

  6. caribbelle

    July 17, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Lovely! Love that she's mid stride

  7. Mila

    July 17, 2011 at 9:36 am

    So lovely! Love her outfit!

  8. anastacia bogdanova

    July 17, 2011 at 9:39 am

    i love your series of vintage photos!!

  9. monkeyshines ♥

    July 17, 2011 at 9:48 am

  10. Bohemian Design

    July 17, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I love her hat and style.

  11. daydream fool

    July 17, 2011 at 10:02 am

    beautiful picture! Funny to see that her outfit from back then is now back in style.

  12. Katarina Kühl ~ PencilFashion

    July 17, 2011 at 10:06 am

    she looks wonderful!

  13. Portia

    July 17, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Was dressing always a pleasure back then? Or was it a pain to look your best always? Or were the clothes you bought simply just always tailored to look fine on people so as a result you could never really look anything but pulled together?

  14. s

    July 17, 2011 at 10:18 am

    amazing pic…. love ;)

    EDITO: The STELLA McCARTNEY 's Lemon Song

  15. Zarah

    July 17, 2011 at 10:19 am

    nice blog!!

  16. Senia

    July 17, 2011 at 10:22 am

    oh! this pic is beatiful!
    follow you! do you follow me?

  17. Hero

    July 17, 2011 at 10:24 am

    This is joy.

  18. Sandy Scott

    July 17, 2011 at 10:29 am

    What panache! There are some women who just have that undefinable presence. And in my opinion, this lady is one of them!

  19. Sandy Scott

    July 17, 2011 at 10:32 am

    With so many of these photos, I would love to see photos of the people later in life, to see how they have carried their sense of style into their more mature years!

  20. Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    July 17, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Amazing. What a babe! I love the energy in this photo.


  21. Lauren

    July 17, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Love her outfit. It would be perfectly chic and on trend today.

    The Styleseer

  22. pieces of berlin blog

    July 17, 2011 at 11:23 am

    up for a boat trip! nice

  23. Kate

    July 17, 2011 at 11:27 am

  24. Anonymous

    July 17, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Cool! She looks like Ingrid Bergman.

  25. Belle de Ville

    July 17, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Absolutely charming. I love the effortless chic of the oversized shirt and the scarf used as a belt.

  26. silvia

    July 17, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    The picuture is great, she is so stylish and happy. makes want to know more about her. She could be one character of a book i'm reading…
    just loved it :)

  27. Rachel Cannon and Ken Sims

    July 17, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Vintage photos seem to take on a life of their own. I can imagine this woman's playful, spontaneous personality through this beautiful candid snapshot.


  28. Sweet Pea (formerly Alice)

    July 17, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    That's gorgeous, and ought to be my summer uniform.

    Just a Silhouette

  29. Elisa

    July 17, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    pure glamorous vintage! love it!



  30. Necessary_Articles

    July 17, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    This is what I always hope to look like when at the lake in the Adirondacks. I love the light colors, with the scarf as a belt – so simple, and so chic.

    I also love her ingenuity in carrying her suitcase!

  31. Linda Z

    July 17, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Adorable and such a great smile! I would absolutely wear this outfit now… it's classic! :)

  32. Barcelona m'enamora

    July 17, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    As everyone says, her clothes are very modern!

    Regards from Barcelona.


    July 17, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    simple, monochrome looks are always timeless! j'adore :)))

  34. mon sac by me

    July 17, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Such an elegant beauty !!!

  35. Aubrey and Melissa

    July 17, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Without a doubt I would still wear this outfit. Timeless look and she has a beautiful smile.

  36. antique engagement rings

    July 17, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    We love vintage….fantastic photos!

  37. clarity enhanced diamonds

    July 17, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    I love your photos.. just wonderful.

  38. Cintia

    July 17, 2011 at 2:58 pm

  39. Shebang

    July 17, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    those shorts back in fashion again and again! Love the feel of the photo.

  40. Anonymous

    July 17, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Timeless charming style to be followed by women of all ages!

  41. thwany

    July 17, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    lovely shot.

  42. Marcel Da Chump

    July 17, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I wish I could say to someone:

    " I rowed my boat to the train station".

  43. Lyosha

    July 17, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    lovely shot! the hat looks super-cute!

    Inside nd Outside Blog

  44. Barbara

    July 17, 2011 at 4:15 pm


  45. Olivia

    July 17, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    So Graceful! and it shows how the simplest things sometimes makes the best matching :)

    I love it.

  46. Cybee

    July 17, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Super cute! Good sun hat….great shorts/top and scarf belt! She has it goin' on! 8^)

  47. Vilborg

    July 17, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Makes me think of Catherine Hepburn, same briskness, same classic looks. Great idea to ask readers to send in vintage photos!

    Greetings from Iceland


    July 17, 2011 at 4:57 pm

  49. Anonymous

    July 17, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    This is a woman who certainly had just not style but sex appeal – why do I say that ? because she is smiling and guys just like women love to look good and laugh

  50. Conni, Denmark

    July 17, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    What a great smile – it makes you smile yourself! ;-)

  51. elisa

    July 17, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    How amazing does she look! Relaxed tailoring is so sexy, and the long scarf brings a great bohemian touch.


  52. chicboom

    July 17, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Bellissima !!!

  53. Rosy P.

    July 17, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    this just shows that if you have classic, time pieces, they can last you a life time. love this picture

  54. Anonymous

    July 17, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Her charisma explodes from the photograph. And she is clearly happy to be on vacation. Radiant smile, knockout figure and chic, practical glad rags!

  55. Mary

    July 17, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Looks so much like Ingrid Bergman! Happy smile, nice shorts and shirt – and look at that suitcase being carried in such an unusual way! The late forties after WW2 were such great times – and I was there, but just a baby, lol!

    Still hoping to see my vintage photo here – sent some time back – my mum and her twin brother in their very English thirties clothes!

    Thanks, Mary

  56. vintage engagement rings

    July 17, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I truly love your vintage photos… what a smile!

  57. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 12:29 am

    So easy and elegant and her name is perfect for her. What would a holidaying young woman canoeist wear now? Nylon mesh baseball cap, loud t shirt, unflattering cargo shorts? Not many tiny waists left either. I shall start my situps immediately, review my scarf collection for summer and think joyfully!

  58. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 3:33 am

    Tellement d'allure et de magnétisme ! Sunny Side

  59. Laurita P

    July 18, 2011 at 4:12 am

    beautiful! so elegant and effortless.

  60. Pippa

    July 18, 2011 at 5:52 am

    it's like you could see her strolling out of one of the shows in Milan:)

  61. Gracie

    July 18, 2011 at 7:40 am

    I love these vintage photos, I also love fashion and have started my own blog about my fashion illustration over the summer. I would love some feedback and some (fair) crit on my work.


    Grace C

  62. Cristiana Nunes

    July 18, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Such elegance :)

  63. ASLEI you brand

    July 18, 2011 at 7:58 am

  64. Lavanya Venkatraman

    July 18, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Really loved the hat on the white shirt and shorts!!!

  65. Rhian

    July 18, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Classic style epitomised

  66. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Style never die.

  67. FeeFee

    July 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    I love her expression!

    The only thing is, it might be the fit of her clothes, but she seems to have very odd proportions. Broad shoulders and a VERY small waist? It might simply be that she's very thin but strong. Either way, love the outfit even if there's a bit of awkwardness in it.

  68. Maryanne

    July 18, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    love the classic ease of this outfit.
    using a scarf as a belt..splendid.
    women had their 'own natural' faces back then…which was beautiful.
    something the 'botox generation' could learn a lesson from.

  69. kayzonamission

    July 18, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I have been in search for a shirt like that. So versatile, so easy, so light. I'm jealous!

  70. lollipop4598

    July 18, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    It really is amazing how well much of the vintage styles fir in today. She looks great. And she has very toned legs.

  71. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I suspect that a lot of these stylish people didn't have closets stuffed with outfits, but the few they did have were chosen with care and treasured. What a delightful shot. Joy is aptly named.

  72. Anonymous

    July 19, 2011 at 6:59 am

    She looks like Lauren Bacall, so elegant and confident.

  73. Eline

    July 24, 2011 at 3:52 am

    She is looking amazing!
    Funny to see how all the fashion trends are coming back from time to time.

  74. Helen

    July 26, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    I love that she was essentially wearing men's clothes, ala Katherine Hepburn, and doing it so sexily! She looks comfortable, free and full of life! Christian Dior's "New Look" was to come along in just a couple of years and drown this strong, independent look, replacing it with cinched waists, huge skirts, and frilly aprons. What a shame!

  75. Christine@100things100days

    July 27, 2011 at 12:39 am

    This is pure class! Wish I was her.

  76. mary

    September 2, 2011 at 6:02 am

    So nice endeed. But I just look at the date and amazes me that she is wearing shorts. Trousers and short! In 1948. WOW!

  77. samantha

    November 13, 2011 at 7:10 am

    a moment to remember..

  78. Christine

    January 16, 2012 at 2:23 am

    the legs! positively delectable!

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