Tag Archives: 1914

The $900.00 1913 wardrobe

About a year ago I came home to find a plastic bag on my door knob. No note or address from the donor, but inside the bag there were three small notebooks, each of them an account book for expenses … Continue reading

Posted in Fashion | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A Hundred Years Ago – The World and Fashion in 1914

1914 was a year of many firsts: A patent was granted for the first air conditioner; the first long distance telephone call was placed from New York to San Francisco; the first official celebration of Mother’s Day was held in … Continue reading

Posted in history | Tagged | 3 Comments

Who’s that girl with my grandfather?

I recently inherited a photo album that had belonged to my mother’s father after he moved to Vancouver B.C. in 1911, well before he met and married my grandmother in 1927. My grandfather looked nothing like me – he was … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian dress | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment