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.