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Tray Chic: 1923

Tray Chic: 1923

May 16, 1923. "Arlington Park, Virginia. Evelyn Wadsworth, daughter of Senator and Mrs. Wadsworth of New York, serving cold drinks at the National Capital Horse Show." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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I would SO wear this outfit

I already have the period straw hat and shoes. It is a little tablecloth-y, but still cute for a Washington D.C. summer.

Bohemian Wrap-sody

I don’t think her dress looks anything like a tablecloth! I’m quite in love with it, very chic and a little Bohemian with the contrasting prints. I enjoyed the article about this very talented woman, and found a YouTube clip of her singing. She was fabulous!

https://youtu.be/wzpn7fkq9z4

Inside the Beltway

She was certainly a member of the political and social elite. Here husband was backed by Truman for the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination. Here's a somewhat misogynistic profile of the potential first-ladies.

Versatility

Dressed right from the dining room! Tablecloths have always been an easy source of fabric for multiple uses.

Must be a Speakeasy

because you don't often see cold drinks served out of coffee cups, which is what's on that tray, otherwise.

[Iced copy? - Dave]
Oops; voice to text-Jeanne

Married a Senator from Missouri

Here's a link to her visit to the Kennedy White House.

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