polka dot

This vintage photograph features a pretty young woman wearing a loud polka dot dress accented with ruffles and satin. I think she looks terrific and I appreciate the variation from the typical conservative dark dresses we typically see in photographs from this post cabinet card era. I believe a woman who decides to wear a dress such as this one, must have confidence that she can “pull it off” and not look silly. I also think that she must welcome attention and not be particularly inhibited. Note her relaxed pose. An inscription on the reverse of the photograph identifies this fashionista as “Winifred Gardner Treipp” or possibly “Winifred Gardner Treiff”. I did a search for biographical information about Winifred, using both spellings of her last name. Unfortunately, I found no information and no leads. Perhaps one of the Cabinet Card Gallery’s visitor’s can discover some facts about this fashionable lady.

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Published in: on December 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm  Comments (2)  
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  1. A US photograph? UK?

    • You ask a great question. After a fruitless search for biographical information about the speckled Miss Winifred, it crossed my mind that I may have been searching for her in the wrong country.

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