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You Could Dress Me Up…..1959- Newark NJ

Note to self:    Remember how I mugged for the camera in 1959 when I’m attempting to photograph the grandchildren in 2014!

Pittsburgh Public Schools was closed today.  I did some sorting and found some old family photos.  My family didn’t own a camera that I know of but I think my sister took this photo somehow and I will ask her tomorrow and add any details. My cousins may have been involved.  Paul? John B?

An iPhone photo of a photo isn’t the best quality but you get the idea.

Ruth Hendricks 1959

And thanks to Kathryn of Vastly Curious blog  I went and found the front page from New York Times August 23, 1959  Steven Rockefeller‘s Wedding to a Norwegian (Anne Marie Rasmussen )in the photo

August 23, 1959 New York Times

21 responses

  1. LOL I call that expression on my daughter her tiger snarl. :-) I especially love the gloves and hat, those were cute outfits…

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    January 7, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    • Thanks Brenda. Yes those outfits were something. And I remember slips, crinolines or organza.

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      January 7, 2014 at 10:04 pm

      • Oh, I remember heinous polyester slips from the 70s. Like wearing a plastic bag! Ding, dong the slip is dead, the big bad slip, the evil slip is dead!!

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        January 7, 2014 at 10:34 pm

  2. Laura

    That looks just like you! I still wear slips. Is that not a thing anymore?

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    January 7, 2014 at 10:19 pm

  3. LOVE it Ruth ! I wonder why you were holding so tightly to the newspaper and what was the headline? I tried to look !

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    January 7, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    • Thanks Kathryn. I googled Sundays in August 1959 and found the headline. Thanks for the cool idea. i never would have done it otherwise.
      Check out the update

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      January 7, 2014 at 11:04 pm

      • Thats awesome and I will. We are the same age approx so I am interested : )

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        January 8, 2014 at 9:54 am

  4. Su Leslie

    Just gorgeous; it looks like a modern photo designed to look retro, if you know what I mean. Love it!

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    January 7, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    • Thanks for your take on it. A fun find!

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      January 7, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    • and just added the Headline to the post thanks to Kathryn at Vastly Curious who had a good idea. I was able to find it by googling Sundays dates in August and then looking at each front page for the month. thanks for the visit.

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      January 7, 2014 at 11:11 pm

  5. Toni

    Whew – who would mess with that little lady??!!

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    January 7, 2014 at 10:59 pm

  6. Awwww, what a cute photo Ruth! Love the dress! :D
    Great post hon. :D *hugs*

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    January 8, 2014 at 3:13 am

  7. Sue Reinfeld

    I am loving the pictures of young Ruth E!

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    January 8, 2014 at 7:01 am

  8. Gail

    Priceless

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    January 8, 2014 at 8:47 am

  9. Totally cool Wedding but better yet that you clutched a newspaper with such tenacity!

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    January 8, 2014 at 10:27 am

  10. Shuey

    . . . and I can just picture your mom, wearing her no-nonsense expression, making you wear those white gloves before heading off to church. : )

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    January 8, 2014 at 12:03 pm

  11. Great pics, Ruth. The hat and gloves were ‘de rigueur’ for my sister and I too. We disliked them intensely. :)

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    January 8, 2014 at 4:34 pm

  12. Ha – cute!
    I guess all kids like taking silly photos. Some of us still do as adults too. ;)

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    January 8, 2014 at 8:36 pm

  13. Oh goodness, what a ham you were! I see hints of Maura in your expression. :)

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    January 9, 2014 at 8:46 am

  14. Sally

    Ruth – that must have been an Easter dress picture! My mom used to dress up the 3 of us and every Easter, I loved shopping for a new dress which I outgrew each year and never wore again. The dresses and underthings were always itchy! And of course, a new hat and shoes!

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    January 9, 2014 at 11:30 am

  15. So gorgeous and funny!!!

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    January 9, 2014 at 12:20 pm

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