Monday, May 18, 2015

The Waterbury Paper Box Co. Wedding Album 19

I wonder how much a dress like this cost in the 1920s, and how much a similar dress would cost today.  My curiosity has more to do with changes in society than fashion.  Was this dress sewn by immigrant women working in a sweatshop?  Would that happen today?  I think both are likely, and adjusted for inflation, their wages probably  haven't gone up.  In fact they may have gone down.

This one's a contact print from an 8x10 negative.  Click on Waterbury Box Co. Album in labels to see more.  There's still a lot of photos to go, but we'll have to wait awhile to see them.  It's time to move onto other things for a month or so.

No comments:

Post a Comment