Siblings about 1928-1932
The date of the picture is about 1928-32. The garters of the boy (partly
visible) are obviously pin-on hose supporters that were very common
in the USA. The girl is obviously wearing the same kind of supporters,
but since her stockings are longer, they cannot be seen. These kids
would we wearing underwaists with the supporters pinned on. We know
the boy is not wearing a garter waist because the supporters are black,
not white, and garter waists in this period always had white supporters.
Geschwister um 1928-1932
Family early 1930s
The photo below shows a family photo from the early 1930s (probably
1932-33?) with father holding the baby. The boy, about six years old,
standing on the left wears a white shirt waist with dark button-on
short trousers and white long stockings, neatly held up by hose supporters
probably pinned on to the garter tabs of an underwaist. He wears low-cut
leather shoes. Notice the bangs on his forehead. His sister standing
at the right (about 9 years old) wears a print dress and long white
stockings. Notice the large hair bow. Judging from the adult and children's
clothes, this would appear to be a solid middle-class family.
Familie, frühe 1930er
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The children playing in the snow are warmly dressed for winter. The
little girl on the sled seems to be wearing a tightly-knit winter
suit with a bottom almost like tights, with which she wears boots
and a stocking cap and mittens. Her older brother wears a double-breasted
overcoat with long trousers tucked into heavy woolen socks. Notice
his winter cap, made to resemble an aviator's helmet with goggles.
These helmets were usually lined with fleece. Following Lindbergh's
solo flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, boys wore this winter
aviator or "Lindy Hats".
The four children standing near a front porch are wearing summer clothes.
The two girls in front wear light-weight cotton dresses with white
ankle socks and white shoes. The boys wear ankle socks as well. The
older boy on the right with a "crew" haircut wears a knickers suit
with shirt and tie and white socks like the girls. The younger boy
on the left seems to be wearing short trousers (but it is difficult
to be sure because of his position behind the girl) and a white shirt
and dark striped ankle socks.
Grandfather with boys 1937
The two boys with their grandfather are dressed quite differently.
The older boy wears a white shirt and tie with extremely wide, almost
oversize, long trousers that seem too big for him. But we note this
kind of oversize trousers for boys in period fashion catalogs for
the second half of the 1930s. The younger boy wears a woolen pullover
sweater with dark short trousers and long brown stockings, probably
held up by supporters.
Großvater mit Jungen 1937