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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Fancy Ladies

Here's another photo from Monday on Memorial Day. Ladies were dressed up in their era clothes for the encampment. These ladies had to be hot in those dresses but I bet the guys were even hotter dressed in those heavy uniforms. I posted photos of them doing the reenactment here: lv2scpbk.blogspot.com You may have to scroll down just a bit to see them.

21 comments:

April said...

the ladies look very pretty in that old-fashioned style.

Nathalie said...

Very colourful, it would have been a lovely day out!

Steve Buser said...

The dresses seem hot enough, and one of them has a shaw, to boot. The picture really brings to life the celebration.

Lori said...

Such colorful dresses. They do look like they must have been hot though! All of your Boalsburg photos have been terrific.
P.S. Your Memorial day post was wonderful and very touching.

lv2scpbk said...

Thanks Lori. Did you ever go to the Boalsburg Memorial Day festivities?

denton said...

Wonderful photos from your Memorial Day activities. I especially like the Maypole dancers ... Sometimes it is good to remember how common things have changed such as clothing. It make me wonder what those in the future will think of our current time clothing.

iBlowfish said...

Wow, I wish I could find lady with dress like this walking around in downtown Cleveland. Very classic...BTW, I really like you series of Memorial Day. Thank you

kris said...

there's a 3rd lady on the right..her hat is very pretty (of course dresses too)

Lavenderlady said...

How adorable. I saw a reinactment of a Civil War battle once...it was very interesting to see the costumes. These are lovely.

Beetle said...

This is a very nice tradition...is it only in Bellafonte they dress in this lovely way?

JAM said...

I love seeing people do this kind of thing. When we lived in Georgia, Civil War reenactments were really big there. They'd have a whole field full of hundreds and hundreds of men in uniforms of both North and South and encampments and everything. Your pics reminded me of that.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Period costumes are always nice to see. Nice photo.

photowannabe said...

Lovely costumes but I do be they were hot. I see people in the background in shorts and t shirts..
Looks like a wonderful celebration.

isabella said...

I am so glad I was born in the 20th century ;-)
I cannot imagine wearing those dresses in Florida...Do you think that's the reason so many ladies had "the fainting spells"?

Diana said...

I'm going to Philly in September to visit my son - my yearly treck. Can't wait - love Pennsylvania!

lv2scpbk said...

Thanks for all your nice comments.

Denton, Yes, I do think their think we dressed funny when it gets to be about 50 years down the road.

Beetle, they dress this way only on Memorial Day. I could be wrong. I know they have reenactments at Gettysburg and maybe any other battlefields at different times of the year. I went to a Medieval Times festival and their dress is nice. They hail to the Queen all day. If I ever get back to one, I'll post sometime. I know they do them in Pittsburg and several other places in PA.

lv2scpbk said...

Jam, That would be nice to see the whole field with them. My husband is very much into the Civil War stuff. He can tell you alot about that time and where they fought, etc.

Isabella, I'm not sure why they had the fainting spells but I know I would if I had to wear them.

Diana, Have fun in Philly. Do you get the philly cheesesteaks while there? Have you gotten you photo taken on the steps where they filmed Rocky?

Photowannabe, Yes it was hot that day. Not as hot as it could have been but still too hot to wear those.

lv2scpbk said...

Thanks for your nice comments about my Memorial Day week.

Aigars Bruvelis said...

They are sexy:)

Jose said...

How awesome, I don't think we celebrate like that here in Phoenix. Looks like a fun time.

Keropok Man said...

The costumes looks so past era.
Which era was it? :-)

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