The word prompt for the 10th Edition of Smile For The Camera is Costume? No, not as in Halloween. Costume as in dress in general; especially the distinctive style of dress of a people, class, or period.
The George Charley Cooper and Sarah “Sally” Duvall Cooper family
outside of Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas
The quality of this family snapshot is not good enough to enlarge much. But you can see bobbed hair and general styles of dress that date this photo. I love that all 3 men in this informal family photo are all wearing suits. The women have white stockings and high-cut shoes. What really dates this photo, though, is that my grandmother, the first female standing on the right, is obviously pregnant. When I checked the others in the picture (two of these siblings died in 1931 and Dec 1929), I determined that it was my dad that she was carrying. He was born in September 1929. He was my grandmother’s 7th child, so she’d mastered maternity clothes, I’m sure, and I’m also sure she made the outfit she’s wearing. It looks like a long coat over a 2 piece outfit. I’m so glad my great-aunt Margaret Cooper Crabtree shared the photo with me.