Four pretty girls in white

What it is:

Photo (3.75 x 5.75 inches) in a folding cardboard frame/holder.


What I know about it:

Photographer is Olyphant Studio of Olyphant, Pennsylvania.  Otherwise undated and unidentified.



Okay, so the one on the left is probably an off-white, cream or even peach color or something.  It’s interesting that while there is a unifying theme to their clothes, they are all different.  Their dresses are different, their shoes are mostly different, their necklaces are different, their hairstyles are mostly different, and yet they are clearly designed to be together.  Is it safe to assume these are sisters?  Were there no boys, or were the boys just not invited?  The topic of huge bows in girls’ hair came up in the comments in a previous post.  Here are three!

6 comments on “Four pretty girls in white”

  1. I notice that two of the girls in white are wearing crosses. I wonder if this photo was taken on the occasion of a religious event.

  2. The giant-hairbow discussion reminds me of Mildred Davis in the Harold Lloyd silent “Grandma’s Boy”–she plays the teenage love interest, and ever since I saw that film I’ve wondered what the cut-off age was for massive bows.
    The oldest sister (or whatever) on the left seems to have definitely cast them aside.

    • Thanks for the link. I’ve only seen a couple Harold Lloyd movies, and I don’t think that was one of them. I have a picture I’ll have to post soon of a woman who looks to me like she’s in her early twenties, but she’s wearing one of these giant bows. But she could be late teens, I can be awful at guessing ages.

  3. re: crosses:
    It might even be 3! Matt, can you tell?

    • It’s a little hard to see detail even on a good blown-up scan, but it looks like the two on the right are the only ones wearing crosses, and unmatched ones at that. The one on the left is wearing a string of pearls or beads, and the second one is wearing what looks like some sort of pendant. (I always have a hard time telling if I’m posting pictures at the right size. I want them to be large enough to show detail, but not so large that you can only see detail and not the whole image. Let me know if I need to make adjustments.)

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