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Working Father: 1955

Working Father: 1955

Chicago circa 1955, and Dad is off to the office, or wherever Daddy goes in the morning. Happy Father's Day from Shorpy! 4x5 acetate negative. View full size.

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Pay Day

It looks like Daddy had a great paying job!

Suit pattern

The suit fabric pattern appears to be 'broken diamond twill'. A google search mostly turned up sites for hand weaving and Viking reenacters.

Eton Suit

In 1959 when I was 4 years old my parents dressed me in an Eton suit to attended my aunts wedding. I still have the suit stored high-up in a closet. I really don't know why I still have it, other than it being a curiosity from the past.

BTW, I caught the garter.

Speaking of suits

Look closely at the patterning in Dad's. I've never seen anything like it. To be honest, don't care if I ever do again.

I Have To Ask?

What is that thing just to the right of the little girl's head? It looks like a vent, but there is a knob that looks like it can turn something on.

Is it a heater?

Eton suit

The young gentlemen are wearing Eton suits, with no lapels and short pants, showing a lot of linen around the collar. My Mom dressed me up in one of these back when I was too little to fight it.
It also came with a matching jockey cap.

Boys Coats

A Suit/Sport Coat with no Collar or Lapels, What is the name for this garment, Shorpyites?

Hats off to All Fathers!

It takes a Man to be a Dad!

If I were a gambler

I'd bet it all that they are on their way to church.

[They are not. Daddy suits up and leaves; the kids stay. - Dave]

Dang. I'm glad I'm not a gambler.

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