A Century of Fashions in My Family, 1840s-1940s: The Ladies

I have quite a few photos of ancestors, collateral lines and some suspected friends and the pictures date from about the late 1840s on.

I’ve been thinking about quilting lately, another hobby but which has been pushed aside for genealogy and that got me on the idea of fashions through the centuries. How’d that happen – I guess the link to my thoughts was fabric!

Here are my female ancestors dressed to the 9s for their era. 🙂


My 4X Great Grandmother, Sarah Brawn Adams
1786-after 1815

Photo taken late 1840s


My 2X Great Grandmother, Sarah Moriah (Crouse) Coleman
1833-1930
Photo taken in early 1850s


My 3X Great Grandmother, Mary Elizabeth (Scripture) Tarbox
1827-1866
Civil War Era Photo


Martha Lulu Adams, 1/2 sister of my great grandfather,
Charles Edwin Adams
1870-1918
Photo taken in the 1870s


My 2X Great Grandmother, Nellie Tarbox Adams, 1856-1927
fifth from left in back row, just left of the pillar

Photo taken in the 1890s


My Great Grandmother, Annie Maude (Stuart) Adams
1874-1940
Photo taken around 1920

This is one of my favorites of my grandmother. Flapper era all the way!


My Grandmother, Julia (Scerbak) Sabo & Dad
1893-1985
Photo taken about 1931


My Mom, Doris Priscilla (Adams) Sabo, right, with friend
1923-12008
Photo taken during U.S. Navy WAVE Service, WWII

 

 

3 thoughts on “A Century of Fashions in My Family, 1840s-1940s: The Ladies”

  1. Lovely ladies. I think the hairstyles are even more interesting than the clothing. What a treasure having all of those photos.

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